Windows NT4 PPP Setup

Step 1 - Installing Dial-up Networking

Here is a step by step guide to install and set up Windows NT4 Dial-up Networking to connect to ASIS.

You WILL need your NT4 installation media (probably a CD) to complete this installation.

First, install Dial-up Networking.

To do this, double-click on the My Computer icon at the top of your desktop.

You should see a screen very similar to the one below.


Once this screen is open, double-click the Dial-up Networking icon

If you have not installed it before, you should be presented with the window shown below.


Click Install on this window.

This will install Dial-up Networking.

Note: You will then be required to apply the service pack again to update Dial-up Networking.

After Dial-up Networking is installed you will see a warning that the phone book is empty, as shown below.


Step 2 - Configuring Dial-up Networking

Click OK to add an entry - this should bring up the following screen.


This screen will prompt you to name your connection.
You can call it anything you like but we suggest calling it ASIS Internet.

After you have entered the name of the dial-up connection, click the NEXT button.

This will take you to the second stage of the wizard, as shown below.


In this window, click the two top tick boxes. This is very important as it determines how your details will be sent on to ASIS when you try to connect.

When you have finished with this screen, you should click the NEXT button again. This should take you to the following screen.


Enter the phone number you need to dial to connect to ASIS.
In this example it is 707-555-5555. You will not connect with this Number!
See our Number Finder to Find the Number you need to Dial.
Check with the Operator to make sure the Number you intend to Dial is a Toll Free Call!

Click NEXT, this will take you to the following stage of the wizard.


In this screen it allows you to specify the type of protocol to use with the connection; check the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) radio button.

Click NEXT, this will show the screen shot below.


Click on the radio button for None.
Click NEXT, this should bring up the next screen of the wizard.


If you know your static IP address enter it here, otherwise leave as shown it as shown with four zero's. Click NEXT to bring up the next stage.


Enter the DNS server address of 207.20.154.12 in the DNS Server box.

Click NEXT to bring up the next stage of the wizard as shown below.


Click NEXT to finish the setup. After you click Next you should see a screen similar to the one below.


Click the More button then select the Edit edit entry and modem properties as shown below:


After you have selected the Edit entry and modem properties option, you will see a screen where you click the tab that says Server as shown below.


Make sure that the screen you are viewing is exactly as shown in the screenshot above, check Enable Software Compression, then click TCP/IP Settings. This will open the following screen:


When you open this screen, there may only be a single DNS server address shown.

If you are connecting via a modem:

Enable Server Assigned IP Address.

Enable Server Assigned Name Server Addresses.

Click the OK button until you are back to the screen where it says Dial at the bottom of the window.

When you are back to this screen click Dial, this should bring up the following screen.


Enter your Username and Password.

It is VERY important to note that there should be nothing in the Domain: field.
If there is something entered in this field, the connection attempt will fail.

After clicking OK, the modem should dial and connect to ASIS.