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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

  1. Click on 'Start | Programs | Accessories | Dial-Up Networking'.
  2. 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.)
  3. Remote access box will now appear, click on 'YES' to start modem installation.
  4. 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.
  5. You will be asked which port to set the modem to; highlight the com port and click 'Next'
  6. Now put in the area code. You may also put in 9/8 to access an outside line (optional).
  7. You will now be notified that the modem has been setup correctly, click 'Finish.'
  8. You will now be asked to install a RAS capable device. Your modem and com port should be listed, click on 'Ok.'
  9. You will now be asked to setup remote access. First click 'Configure' and select Port Usage as Dial out only.
  10. Click on 'Network' then check TCP/IP. Click on 'Ok.'
  11. Windows NT 4.0 will now install some files.
  12. You will now be asked to restart the computer. Please do so.

PART C - Setting up the Phonebook

  1. Click on 'Start | Programs | Accessories | Dial-Up Networking'
  2. You will now add an entry to the phonebook, click 'OK.'
  3. 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.'
  4. Select I am calling the Internet and Send my plain text password . . . Click 'Next'.
  5. Enter the data number to call Texas.Net. Do not select Use telephony dialing properties, then click Next.
  6. Click on 'Finish', the phonebook entry box will now appear.
  7. Click on 'More' then 'Edit Entry' and 'Modem Properties.'
  8. Under the Server tab check only TCP/IP. Click on the 'TCP/IP Settings' button.
  9. Server Assigned IP Address should be selected.
  10. 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 for Primary DNS and for Secondary DNS numbers.
    • Bandera, Boerne, New Braunfels or San Antonio users should use for Primary DNS and for Secondary DNS numbers.
  11. Under the Script tab make sure None is selected.
  12. Under the Security tab make sure only Accept any authentication including clear text is selected.
  13. 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.
  1. Double-click on the Texas Net icon on your desktop. The first time you connect to Texas.Net you will need to complete this information
  2. 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 (e.g. 'Iusername').
  3. 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 appropriately.
  4. 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.
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