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Texas.Net Windows NT 4.0 Setup
This document will help you set up Windows NT 4.0 to connect to
the Internet through Texas.Net. Please read it carefully before
performing the installation. The Internet software in Windows NT
4.0 consists of RAS (Remote Access Services) and Internet Explorer
2.0 to dial in and make your Texas.Net connection. You may need
your Windows NT 4.0 installation disks or CD-ROM. If you have any
problems, please feel free to contact
our Technical Support department.
PART A - Preparing Windows NT 4.0 to Setup Dial-Up Networking
If you have not installed Windows NT4.0, do not select 'wired to
the network' or 'dial up networking' during installation. Using
these instructions after Windows NT 4.0 is installed will configure
Dial-Up Networking. For instructions on configuring 'wired to the
network' please contact you LAN system administrator.
If you have already selected 'Remote Access Services' during setup
and the installation is already completed, you will need to verify
your settings against this document. This involves making sure the
protocol TCP/IP is loaded and configured (refer to steps 7 - 11 in
PART C, 'Setting Up the Phonebook'). You will also need to verify
that your modem is installed and configured; this can be done at
'Start | Settings | Control Panel | Modems.'
PART B - Configuring Dial-Up Networking
- Click on 'Start | Programs | Accessories | Dial-Up Networking'.
- The Dial-Up Networking box will now appear; click on 'Install'.
Windows NT 4.0 will now install Dial-Up Networking. (You may need
your WinNT4.0 CD-ROM to complete the installation and you may
need to type the path of the CD-ROM drive.)
- Remote access box will now appear, click on 'YES' to start
- Install new modem box will now appear, click 'Next' for Windows
NT 4.0 to autodetect your modem. You may check Don't detect my
modem, I will select it from a list, or if your modem is not found,
either pick out your modem or select Have Disk and insert the
modem manufacturer's disk into drive A.
- You will be asked which port to set the modem to; highlight
the com port and click 'Next'
- Now put in the area code. You may also put in 9/8 to access an
outside line (optional).
- You will now be notified that the modem has been setup correctly,
- You will now be asked to install a RAS capable device. Your
modem and com port should be listed, click on 'Ok.'
- You will now be asked to setup remote access. First click
'Configure' and select Port Usage as Dial out only.
- Click on 'Network' then check TCP/IP. Click on 'Ok.'
- Windows NT 4.0 will now install some files.
- You will now be asked to restart the computer. Please do so.
PART C - Setting up the Phonebook
- Click on 'Start | Programs | Accessories | Dial-Up Networking'
- You will now add an entry to the phonebook, click 'OK.'
- The New Phonebook Entry Wizard will appear. Name the new entry
Texas Net. Do not select I know all about
phonebook entries and . . . , click 'Next.'
- Select I am calling the Internet and Send my plain text
password . . . Click 'Next'.
- Enter the data number to call Texas.Net. Do not select Use
telephony dialing properties, then click Next.
- Click on 'Finish', the phonebook entry box will now appear.
- Click on 'More' then 'Edit Entry' and 'Modem Properties.'
- Under the Server tab check only TCP/IP. Click on the
'TCP/IP Settings' button.
- Server Assigned IP Address should be selected.
- Specify name server addresses should be selected with the
appropriate DNS numbers typed in for your area:
- Austin, Dallas, Dripping Springs, Georgetown or Houston
users should use 188.8.131.52 for Primary DNS and 184.108.40.206
for Secondary DNS numbers.
- Bandera, Boerne, New Braunfels or San Antonio users should
use 220.127.116.11 for Primary DNS and 18.104.22.168 for Secondary
- Under the Script tab make sure None is selected.
- Under the Security tab make sure only Accept any authentication
including clear text is selected.
- Click on 'More' then 'Create shortcut to entry.' This will
create a shortcut on your desktop.
PART D - Connecting to Texas.Net
Whenever you wish to connect to Texas.Net, you will need to run
the Windows NT Dialer. This program is your key to access other
Internet programs (Netscape, Internet Explorer, Eudora, etc.);
without it these programs will not function properly.
- Double-click on the Texas Net icon on your desktop. The first
time you connect to Texas.Net you will need to complete this
- Enter your username as it appears on page 2. Make sure that
you enter it with a capital P followed by your username (e.g.,
'Pusername'). ISDN users should use a capital I rather than a P
- Enter your password exactly as it appears on page 2. Watch
for 'L's that look like '1's (ones) and 'O's that look like '0's (zeroes).
Also check to be sure you're entering capital and lower-case letters
- Verify the phone number listed is exactly how you would normally
dial it (i.e. no 210/512/713 area code where it should not be).
Additional Software Setup
From here, you can continue to install other software. The recommended
Texas.Net software is listed below and the links will take you to the
instructions for this software. Texas.Net will support this software.