NCKCN Windows 95 CD-ROM Installation Guide


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INSTALLATION OVERVIEW


PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Dial-Up Networking

The component of Windows 95 that actually makes your connection to the Internet. This component uses your fully functional modem to dial into the Internet, establish a connection, and transfer data back and forth from you to the Internet.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02

One of the best Internet WEB browser used to graphically interact with computers all over the world. This is known as browsing the World Wide Web. You follow links by simply clicking on a URL (link or hot spot) on a web page to take you to another web page. You can always tell your mouse pointer is on a URL by your pointer becoming the shape of a pointing hand.

Microsoft Internet Mail and News

Microsoft Internet Mail is used to send and receive E-mail messages to and from other users as well as attach files along with your email. Microsoft Internet news is used to subscribe to newsgroups and articles on the Internet.

Other Programs

Important Note: There are countless programs available to access and use the Internet. You are more than welcome to use and download any other program to do whatever it is you want on the Internet, however, it is impossible for NCKCN to provide technical assistance to all the programs available. Most programs will setup almost exactly the same with the same information. If you need help, you have the entire world at your fingertips for help. Have fun discovering; that's what the Internet is for!


Windows 95 Installation Instructions

The following instructions will guide you through the basic installation and setup of each software package you will use to access the different features of the Internet. It is assumed you know how to perform basic procedures on your computer such as creating directories, installing software, or copying files. If you do not know how to perform these task, you will need to obtain a Windows guide to learn about your computer before you proceed. Bear in mind you are connecting to the largest and most complex network in the world. Although using the Internet has become very simple, you will need to walk before you can run.

Be sure that you have approximately 10 Mbytes available on your hard drive for the full installation of the software provided. Important Note: All prior Winsock or Internet programs should be deleted or removed for maximum compatibility.

General Modem installation instructions

If you are installing a modem for the first time, or have just purchased a modem to install, read your modem manufacturer's guide on how to configure your modem hardware to work. The user manual included with your modem will tell you how to set the hardware settings for your modem to function correctly. You must follow these, otherwise your software will not install, and your modem with not work. Please understand that NCKCN cannot supply modem support as we did not sell you your modem, and have no way of supporting the thousands of modems on the market. The following is the general guide to have Widows 95 recognize your fully functional modem. Please read the dialog boxes to follow the wizards. They are very easy to understand.

  1. Make sure your modem is plugged in, and operating.

Modem 1

  1. Select the "Start" button on your taskbar, then "Setting" and "Control Panel" as shown in figure Modem 1.

Modem 2

  1. Double click on the Modems applet as shown in figure Modem 2.

Modem 3

  1. We recommend that you let Windows 95 try to detect your modem. Click "Next" to continue as shown in figure Modem 3. Note: If you want to select a specific modem, you can check the box labeled "Don't detect my modem; I will select it from a list", then click "Next". This can also be used to troubleshoot modems that Windows cannot detect.

Modem 4

Modem 5

  1. Your computer will query the modem as shown in figure Modem 4. If your modem can be identified you can verify the modem by clicking "Next" as shown in figure Modem 5. Note: If you wish to change your modem, simply click on "Change" to select it from a list.

Modem 6

  1. Click "Finish" to complete the modem installation.

Modem 7

  1. You can test your modem by clicking on the "Diagnostics" tab, then selecting the Modem and the button "More Info..." as shown in figure Modem 7.

Modem 8

  1. You computer should be able to communicate with your modem. You should receive confirmation as shown above in figure Modem 8.
  2. Congratulations! Your modem should be ready to go!

Microsoft Internet Explorer Installation Instructions

Please read the dialog boxes to follow the wizards. They are very easy to understand.

  1. To begin installation, start up Windows 95, then place the NCKCN CD-ROM installation disc in your CD-ROM drive.

Figure 1

  1. Click on the My Computer icon on your desktop as shown in Figure 1. Double click on the NCKCN CD-ROM disc icon to open the CD-ROM.

Figure 2

  1. Double click on the Win95 folder as shown in Figure 2. This is the folder that contains the Windows 95 Microsoft Internet Explorer installation.

Figure 3

  1. Double-click on the Setup icon to start the installation program as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 4

  1. Click "Yes" to the End-User License Agreement (EULA) to continue as shown in Figure 4.

Figure 5

  1. The program will begin extracting for installation as shown in Figure 5.

Figure 6

  1. The programs asks if you would like to select components as shown in Figure 6. We recommend clicking "No" to continue. If you do wish to alter which components to install simply click "Yes" and follow the on screen prompts.

Figure 7

  1. The program will indicate the status of install as shown in Figure 7.

Figure 8

  1. You will need to restart your computer. Click "Yes" to restart as shown in Figure 8. The first time you restart your computer, it will take a while to restart as the program is configuring itself.

Figure 9

  1. Simply double click on the Microsoft Internet Explorer Icon on your desktop as shown in Figure 9 to start the Internet Connection Wizard to connect to the Internet.

Figure 10

  1. The Internet Connection Wizard will start. This will install the components used to access the Internet such as Dial-up Networking. Click "Next" to continue as shown in Figure 10.

Figure 11

  1. You will want to select the "Manual" Setup Option by clicking in the radio button to the left of the word Manual as shown in Figure 11. Click "Next" to continue.

Figure 12

  1. The Internet Setup Wizard will start as shown in Figure 12. Click "Next" to continue.

Figure 13

  1. If you have previously set up your modem described earlier to connect, you will receive the dialog box shown in Figure 13, make sure the "Connect using my phone line" radio button is selected. Click "Next" to Continue.

Figure 14

  1. The Setup Wizard will ask if you want Windows Messaging for Email, select "No, I don't want to use Windows Messaging" by selecting the radio button as shown in Figure 14. Select "Next" to continue.

Figure 15

  1. The Setup Wizard will ask for your Windows 95 CD or Disks to install needed files automatically. You will want to have your CD-ROM or Windows 95 Setup disks ready to insert. This step is installing the necessary files for the Dial-up Networking and correct Protocol (TCP/IP; the set of rules the Internet works on) to connect to the Internet with Windows 95. Click "Next" to continue and follow the prompts.

Figure 16

  1. The Wizard will ask you for the Service Provider, type NCKCN as shown in Figure 16. Click "Next" to continue.

Figure 17

  1. Type in the correct phone number for your local access number. You will have received this in your personal information sheet. Note: If you have a non-standard modem or a slower modem, or have trouble connecting click the "Bring up terminal window after dialing. See the Troubleshooting section. Click "Next" to continue.

Figure 18

  1. Type in your username and password from your Personal Information sheet as shown in Figure 18. Important: Most things are case sensitive on the Internet. If your username is jsmith, then type jsmith, not Jsmith, or JSmith, or JSMITH. Another tip is not to put any extra spaces before, after, or in your username. For example if your username is "jsmith" (without the quotes--the quotes are to show you the spaces in this example) , you wouldn't want to type it as "j      smith", or  "                   jsmith", or  "jsmith                            ". Your connection will not work properly if you type it in incorrectly. Your username and password have to be exactly as it is given to you.   (Only asterisks will be displayed to prevent someone from looking over your shoulder to get your password) Note: your username is not your email address which is in the form: user@nckcn.com. Click "Next" to continue.

Figure 19

  1. For the IP address make sure the "My service provider automatically assigns me one" is selected as shown in Figure 19. Click "Next" to continue.

dnsinfo.gif (11677 bytes)

Figure 20

  1. Type in 206.253.56.66 for the DNS Server address and 206.253.56.67 for the Alternate DNS Server. These need to be exactly typed with the dots (periods), and no spaces. Click "Next" to continue. Note: Please refer to your Personal Information Sheet which may have updated DNS information or other important updates.

Figure 21

  1. Click "Finish" to complete this part of the setup.

Microsoft Internet Explorer Configuration Instructions

Once the program loads it will take you to the Explorer Startup Page. You will want to change this setting so that Microsoft Internet Explorer starts up with the NCKCN Home Page. Since NCKCN is your Internet provider, you will find useful notices and regional concerns on this page. We have designed this page specifically for North Central Kansas users with links to some of the world's, and our own region's most useful Internet sites. Please read the dialog boxes to follow the wizards. They are very easy to understand.

Figure 22

  1. Double click on the The Internet icon on your desktop as shown in Figure 22 to start your Internet session with Microsoft Internet Explorer. This will start the Dial-Up Networking you previously configured to dial into the Internet.

Figure 23

  1. A connection dialog box will come up as shown in Figure 23, type in your password if you need to and click the "Connect" button to connect to the Internet! Important: Most things are case sensitive on the Internet. If your username is jsmith, then type jsmith, not Jsmith, or JSmith, or JSMITH. Your connection will not work properly if you type it in incorrectly. Your username and password have to be exactly as it is given to you. (Only asterisks will be displayed to prevent someone from looking over your shoulder to get your password) Note: your username is not your email address which is in the form: user@nckcn.com.

Figure 24

Figure 25

  1. You will receive a dialog box telling you that Dial-up Networking is dialing as shown in Figure 24 (If your modem is incorrectly set up it will not go any further). You will then get a message that it is verifying your Username and Password as shown in Figure 25 (If you incorrectly entered your Username or Password, the system will give you and error message telling that you have been disconnected, reenter your Username and Password correctly and try again).

Figure 26

  1. Once connected to the Internet, your browser will load. By default, your new installation will connect to Microsoft's Explorer home page as shown in Figure 26. You can configure your browser to start with the NCKCN home page when you start Explorer.

Figure 27

  1. Select the View menu item and select Options as shown in Figure 27 to customize your Microsoft Internet Explorer browser.

Figure 28

  1. Select the Navigation Tab on the top and in the Address: box type http://www.nckcn.com/ as shown in Figure 28. Click the "Apply" button then click "OK" to continue.

Figure 29

Figure 30

  1. Click the "Home" button as shown in Figure 29. You will see the NCKCN Home Page load on screen as shown in Figure 30. This is your home!!!!

Figure 31

  1. Certainly a great place to start would be the "Help" menu as shown in Figure 31. This menu has a "Web Tutorial" link that is an excellent way to learn how to browse the World Wide Web.

That's it. You are ready to surf the Web! Just point at the highlighted text and click - the Internet will take you (maybe to a computer across the world) to your selection. Whenever your mouse pointer changes to a pointing finger, that's a link, all you do is click to go to that web page.

Microsoft Internet Mail and News Installation

You will now start and configure the Microsoft Mail and News Program to send a receive Email and view newsgroups.

Please read the dialog boxes to follow the wizards. They are very easy to understand.

Figure 32

  1. To start the configuration wizards, select the MS Internet Mail or News programs by selecting them from the Start button, then Programs as shown in Figure 32.

Figure 33

  1. The Internet Mail Configuration Wizard needs to be configured to send and receive your email. Click "Next" as shown in Figure 33 to continue.

Figure 34

  1. Fill in the Name and Email Address boxes as shown in Figure 34. Click "Next" to continue.

Figure 35

  1. Fill in the POP3 and SMTP and configuration boxes with "nckcn.com" (in lower case) as shown in Figure 35. Click "Next" to continue.

Figure 36

  1. Select the Logon Using radio button and fill in the Account Name and Password exactly as your Personal Information sheet. Note: Your account name is just your username. For example jsmith or sbrown as shown in Figure 36. Important: Most things are case sensitive on the Internet. If your username is jsmith, then type jsmith, not Jsmith, or JSmith, or JSMITH. Your connection will not work properly if you type it in incorrectly. Your username and password have to be exactly as it is given to you. (Only asterisks will be displayed to prevent someone from looking over your shoulder to get your password) Note: your username is not your email address which is in the form: username@nckcn.com. Click "Next" to continue.

Figure 37

  1. Select the "I use a modem to access my email" and select the Dial-Up Networking connection of NCKCN that you set up earlier in the installation as shown in Figure 37. This allows you to start a Dial-Up Networking session with MS E-mail automatically if you are not already on line when you start the program. Click "Next" to continue.

Figure 38

  1. Your Microsoft Internet Mail should be configured now to send and receive email. Click "Finish" to continue and start the Internet Mail program as shown in Figure 38.

Figure 39

  1. It certainly would be a good idea to read the information message as shown in Figure 38. It contains instructions and tips on Microsoft Internet Mail and News. You can now check your email by clicking on the "Send and Receive" button as shown in Figure 39.

Figure 40

  1. You can create a new email message by clicking on the "New Message" button as shown in Figure 40.

Figure 41

  1. After you have filled out your Email message, send it by clicking on the "Send" button as shown in Figure 41.

Figure 42

  1. You can change the Options by selecting the Mail menu, then selecting Options as shown in Figure 42.

Figure 43

  1. We suggest the Send options as shown in Figure 43. This will send your messages immediately and make MS Internet Mail the default e-mail program.

Figure 44

  1. We suggest the Read options as shown in Figure 44. This allows mail to automatically check for new messages every 10 minutes. Also, mail will automatically check for messages when it is first started.

Figure 45

  1. You can check your Server setting as shown in Figure 45. You may want to fill out the Organization of you wish. Click "Apply" the "OK" to save your settings.

Figure 46

  1. Certainly it would be a good idea to access the Mail Help menu as shown in Figure 46. This will help you with any questions you have about Microsoft Internet Mail.

Microsoft Internet News Configuration

You will now configure MS Internet News to view newsgroups on the Internet.

Please read the dialog boxes to follow the wizards. They are very easy to understand.

Figure 47

  1. Selecting Internet News from the "Start"..."Programs" will start the MS Internet News Configuration Wizard as shown in Figure 47.

Figure 48

  1. Click "Next" to continue the Internet News Configuration Wizard as shown in Figure 48.

Figure 49

  1. Fill out the Name and Email Address boxes as shown in Figure 49. Click "Next" to continue.

Figure 50

  1. Our News Server is called news1.pld.com. Please fill this out in the News Server box as shown in Figure 50. Leave the "My news server requires me to logon" unchecked. Click "Next" to continue.

Figure 51

  1. Select the "I use a modem to access my newsgroups" and the NCKCN Dial-Up Networking connection you created earlier as shown in Figure 51. This allows you to start a Dial-Up Networking session with MS News automatically if you are not already on line when you start the program. Click "Next" to continue.

Figure 52

  1. Your News program is read to view newsgroups. Click "Finish" to continue as shown in Figure 52.

Figure 53

  1. Once you connect to the News Server, you will download the newsgroups available as shown in Figure 53. This can take a long time as there are over 14,000 different newsgroups!!! Please be patient!

Figure 54

  1. To subscribe to a newsgroup simply select it and click the button "Subscribe". Then click "OK" to continue.

Figure 55

  1. It would certainly be a good idea to access the Help menu for information to questions you have about Microsoft Internet News as shown in Figure 55.

Microsoft Internet Mail and News are now installed and configured. You can look in the help menu for detailed email operations or simply explore and "figure it out." Remember, you can at anytime read and edit your mail but you can only send and receive mail when you are connected to the Internet.


Troubleshooting tips:

If you are having problems connecting:


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