Verification of the Dial-Up Networking Setup
I am curious, so each time I make a substantial change to a system, I have a look in the "Control-Panel" on what the system has actually installed.
In this case, after having installed "Dial-Up Networking/Remote Access", lets check the "Network"-applet:
|On a Network, each system needs a|
UNIQUE name, and on Microsoft
systems, there is always the
|The system has install additional services,|
(like as having a REAL Network-board
Some of these services have no active
role, when connecting to the Internet and
just "surfing the Web", but the systems
insists on all these components, you CANNOT
un-install them (to try to save memory).
|Lets verify the Protocol setup:|
"IPX/SPX" is called "NWLink IPX/SPX"
and is installed by default for "Auto Detect"
of the Frame-Typ ( see "Properties"), which
usually works fine and does NOT need to
To enable Windows NT to use "IPX/SPX"
to communicate to other systems, it requires
in addition the "NWLink NetBIOS" to be
Although "TCP/IP" protocol is installed,
nothing can be configured here, because
for Dial-Up Networking, all "TCP/IP"
setting/properties are defined as part of
the specific connection (because the values
could be and are most the time different
for each connection).
|If you do NOT have a network-board (in|
addition to your modem), then the Tab:
"Adapters" is empty (it does NOT show the
Dial-Up Adapter/Modem, as Windows95
is showing it).
But then looking at the tab:"Bindings" and
expanding the list-items by clicking on the
'+' signs, the logical connections ("bindings")
between the Services, Protocol and the
"Remote Access WAN Wrapper" (which
is your modem) are displayed.
There is an additional icon in the "Control-Panel" to check/configure "Dial-Up Networking":
the "Dial-Up Monitor":
|The "Dial-Up Monitor" shows for active|
connections the statistical information,
on how much data has been transferred
|use the preferences to define any|
sounds to indicate connection events
and on how to display the
We checked out setup, now we are ready to define our first connection:
|Define a Dial-Up Networking Connection|