Configuring a stand alone Windows NT machine to connect to Seanet.
This document will walk you through the process of checking the settings for NT Workstation 4.0's Remote Access Service and Dial-Up Networking. The instructions in this document will also work with Windows NT Server 4.0. For those connecting Local Area Networks (LANs) to the Internet, please refer to our NT Routing Setup document.
Warning: Not following these instructions carefully will cost you lots of time and frustration!
In order to proceed, you will want to make sure that you are logged into the NT machine as Administrator, or a user with administrator privileges.
Network Settings (RAS and TCP/IP)
- First bring up the Network Control Panel by double clicking on My Computer, then Control Panels, and then Network.
- Click on the Services tab. Select Remote Access Service (RAS) and click on Properties.
- You should now be looking at the RAS settings. Your modem or ISDN adapter should be listed. Click on Configure.
- Mark either Dial out and Receive calls or Dial out only. Click OK.
- You will now be back to the RAS window. Click on Network.
- If you selected Dial out and Receive you will see this window. Make sure TCP/IP is checked.
- If you selected Dial out only you will see this window. Make sure TCP/IP is checked.
- Back at the RAS window, press Continue. Then press Close. You may be asked to restart the computer. If you are, do so. Once the computer is rebooted, continue with the instructions below.
Dial-up Networking Settings
- Double click on My Computer, and then Dial-Up Networking.
- Select the Seanet phonebook entry and click on More, and Edit entry and modem properties.
- You should see the Entry name, Phone Number, and modem that you're using. Click on Configure, next to the modem or adapter you are using.
- The Initial Speed should be 38400 for a 14.4 modem, 57600 for 28.8 or 33.6 modem, and 115200 for faster modems. The Hardware Features should all be checked. If you do not want to hear the modem while it's connecting, mark Disable modem speaker. Click OK.
- Only the following should be selected/ checked here: The Dial-Up Server type is PPP: Windows NT, 95 Plus, Internet. Network Protocols: TCP/IP. Check: Enable software compression & Enable PPP LCP extensions.
- Only the following should be marked: Specify an IP address (if you have one, otherwise, mark Server Assigned IP Address), Specify name server addresses:
Use IP header compression,
Use default gateway on remote network.
- This should be marked as None.
- The Authentication and encryption policy is Accept any authentication including clear text.
- Network should be (none) and the rest should be blank. Click OK.
- Back at the connection screen, click on More, then User preferences. There is not much change needed for the following tabs, but the settings should be checked anyway.
- You shouldn't have to make any changes here unless you want to. These settings are personal preference.
- Mark No, Skip call back.
- You do not need to make any changes here. Again, this is personal preference.
- Here, also, you do not need to change anything. Click OK.
- Click Dial to connect. When you click Dial, it will ask you for a User name, Password, and Domain. The User name is your Seanet login name. Make sure you enter it all lower case and you leave off any thing extra like "@seanet.com". You want it to just be your login name. The Password is your Seanet assigned password. Remember that it is case-sensitive, so you will need to be careful while typing it in. Leave the Domain field blank. If you enter anything here, you will receive an invalid login. Save Password if you do not want to enter your password every time you log in to Seanet. Click OK. You should connect successfully!
- Make sure that you are only entering your Seanet login name for the username and not your password or your real name. Also, make sure that you have nothing in the Domain field.
- You may receive an invalid login at some point after you have saved your username and password. To fix this, you'll want to go to the main Dial Up Networking screen click on More, then Edit Entry and Modem Properties. Click on the Security tab and click Unsave Password. Click Ok.
- Try power cycling the modem. If it is external, simply turn it off and back on after a couple seconds, or unplug it and plug it back in. If the modem is internal, restart the computer.
- If power cycling the modem doesn't do the trick, find out the brand name of the modem you're using, either from your manual or by going to Control Panel and Modems. Our technical support staff has a long list of modem initialization strings that may improve your connection. Give them a call and let them know the problem you're having and the brand name of the modem. They can help.
- If you already have an initialization string and just need to know where it goes, go into My Computer, then Control Panel, and then Modems. Click on the Properties, the Connection tab, and then click on the Advanced button. In the Extra Settings field, type the initialization string. Click OK, then OK again, then Close. You will now want to restart the computer, or reset the modem if it's external.