Installing Windows 95 Dial-Up Networking for Albury Local Internet

Full instructions are provided here for Albury Local Internet subscribers wishing to set up Windows 95/98's Dial-Up Networking.

Please note: If you miss any of the steps required, or incorrectly enter something where you shouldn't, these instructions WILL NOT WORK! You MUST follow the instructions implicitly.

Albury Local Internet can accept no liability for the contents of this document. Use of these examples and/or other content of this document is entirely at your own risk.



Step 1: Installing the Windows 95 Dial-Up Adapter

Before you set up the Windows 95 Dial-Up Adapter, you need to have the following installed:
  • Network Neighbourhood;
  • Client for Microsoft Networks;
  • Dial-Up Adapter; and
  • TCP/IP.

To install the programs you need, double click on:

My Computer Control Panel Network

This Network window will open:

If the Network Components Installed window is blank, or if you do not have all the required components (see list above), you will need to install them.

Click on Add.

Network Configuration

To install the Client for Microsoft Networks, select Client and click on Add.

Network Component
Type (Client)

Select Microsoft and Client for Microsoft Networks as shown here:

Click on OK to close this window.

You may be asked for your CD or installation disks, so have them on hand.

Select Network Client

Next, install your Adapter if it's not already installed by selecting Adapter and clicking on Add. Select Network Component Type (Adapter)

Install your adapter (if necessary), by selecting Microsoft, then Dial-Up Adapter as shown here:

Click on OK to close this window and return to the Network Component selector.

Select Network Adapters

The next step is to install the Protocol.

Select Protocol and Add.

Select Network Component (Protocol)

Select Microsoft, TCP/IP and click on OK.

Click on OK to close this window and return to the Network Component selector.

Select Network Protocol

The next step is to remove any protocols or adapters that are not necessary. You should be able to quite safely remove the NetBEUI and IPX/SPX protocols unless you know you need them for something else, and they were there before we installed the Microsoft Client.

To remove any unwanted entries, highlight them and click on Remove.

You should be left with Client for Microsoft Networks, Dial-Up Adapter and TCP/IP (plus any network adapters or protocols that were there originally and are necessary for the operation of your computer and/or network).

Network Control Panel

Now, we need to configure the various components we have just installed.


Step 2: Configuring the Windows 95 Dial-Up Adapter

The components just installed (Client for Microsoft Networks, Dial-Up Adapter and TCP/IP) need to be configured properly to work.

Configuring Client for Microsoft Networks

At the Network window highlight Client for Microsoft Networks and click on the Properties button: Network Control Panel

Ensure the General Properties are set according to the following illustration, then click on OK. Network Control Panel - Client

Next, select Dial-Up Adapter and Properties:

Set the Dial-Up Adapter properties according to the following illustrations.

Network Control Panel - Dialup Adapter

Click on the Driver Type tab if it does not open automatically at that window for you.

For Driver Type select (click on) Enhanced mode (32 bit and 16 bit) NDIS driver (some flavours of Windows 95 may word this slightly differently).

Next, click on the Bindings tab.

Dialup Adapter Driver tab

Select the TCP/IP protocol as shown:

Next, click on the Advanced tab.

Dialup Adapter Bindings tab

Select both options - Record a log file and Use IP header compression and set the Value of both to No.

Once you have configured all three Dial-Up Adapter Properties click on OK to proceed.

Dialup Adapter Advanced tab

Configuring TCP/IP

Set the TCP/IP properties according to the illustrations on the following pages. To step through the various windows click on the appropriate tabs at the top. Be careful to match the window you are configuring with the illustration, and don't miss any.

Select TCP/IP and click


Network Control Panel - TCP/IP

For IP Address select Obtain an IP address automatically. Ensure the Specify an IP address option is NOT selected, and the IP Address and Subnet Mask are blank. TCP/IP Properties - IP Address tab

For WINS Configuration select Disable WINS Resolution. Ensure the rest of the configuration window is blank as shown here. TCP/IP Properties - WINS Configuration

In the Gateway window, click in the New gateway window and enter as indicated, then click on Add. this will add into your Installed gateways window. TCP/IP Properties - Gateway tab

In the Bindings window ensure the Client for Microsoft Networks option is ticked. If not, click on the box to enable it. TCP/IP Properties - Bindings tab

In the bottom of this window click on the Set this protocol to be the default protocol. TCP/IP Properties - Advanced tab

In the DNS Configuration window, click on Enable DNS.

In the Host box enter your username.

In the Domain box, enter

Don't enter anything in the DNS Server Search Order or Domain Suffix Search Order boxes.

When ALL six windows have been configured, click on OK to continue.

TCP/IP Properties - DNS Config

Configuring the last of the Network Properties

You should have noticed by now that you have two other tabs at the top of the Network window - Identification and Access Control.

For Computer name we recommend you use your username.

For Workgroup, set it as WORKGROUP.

For Computer Description you may enter anything you wish.

Network Identification tab

Configure the Access Control window as shown and click on OK.

You will be asked to restart your system. Do so now.

Network Access Ctrl tab

Restart message

When your computer has completed it's restart, double click on My Computer. My Computer

You should now have a Dial-Up Networking icon in the My Computer window: My Computer window

If you don't see the Dial-Up Networking icon in the My Computer, you should be able to find it by going to Start, Programs, Accessories, and Dial-Up Networking:

DUN Start Menu structure

To add the Dial-Up Networking icon to My Computer group, click on Control Panel and Add/Remove Programs. Select Windows Setup, Communications, click Details and select Dial-Up Networking. Control Panel Add/Remove Programs

Double click on the Dial-Up Networking icon, and Make New Connection.

DUN Make New Connection

Configuring Dial-Up Networking

Click on Next. Welcome to DUN

Type in 'Albury Local Internet' where indicated, click on the arrow at the end of the Select a modem box, select your modem from the drop down list, and click on Configure. Make New Connection

In the General window, select the COM port your modem is attached to. Leave the speaker volume where it is so you can hear what your modem is doing.

Select the maximum speed your modem is capable of according to the table. Leave the Only connect at this speed box un-checked (empty).

Modem Properties - General tab

ModemSpeedPort Speed
28800(V34)38450 (16550 UART required for PCs)
33600(V34+ V34bis)38450 (16550 UART required for PCs)
57600(k56flex or V90)57600 (16550 UART required for PCs)

Click on the Connection tab.

Configure this window as indicated above. Leave the Port Settings and Advanced buttons alone.

Don't change anything in the Options tab.

Click OK to return to the Main Connection window.

Modem Properties - Connection tab

Back at the Make New Connection window, click on Next. Make New Connection

Enter your local call data number, area code and select country here. For residents of Albury-Wodonga and surrounding areas, your local call data number will be 60517000. Subscribers outside local call to this number should contact Albury Local Internet for their local call data number.

Click on Next.

Make New Connection - phone no.

You should be presented with this last window:

Click on Finish.

Make New Connection - final step

You should now have an icon for Albury Local Internet in your Dial-Up Networking window. DUN window

Now we need to set the Properties for the connection.

Click your right mouse button on the Albury Local Internet button.

A small window should appear as shown - click on Properties.

right-click menu of DUN connection

The main entries should be set as indicated below using your local call number as before. Click on Server Type. Connection properties

Configure this window as shown:

For Type of Dial-Up Server select PPP: Windows 95, Windows NT 3.5, Internet.

Make sure nothing is selected in the Advanced Options section.

In Allowed network protocols only TCP/IP should be selected.

Next, click on TCP/IP Settings...

Server Types

In TCP/IP Settings select Server assigned IP address.

Select Specify name server addresses and configure Primary and Secondary DNS as shown:

Do not configure the WINS entries.

Ensure Use IP header compression is NOT ticked, and select Use default gateway on remote network.

Click on OK to close all windows back to Dial-Up Networking.

You may wish to create a shortcut for your newly created dialler on your desktop. Right mouse click on the Albury Local Internet icon, and select Create Shortcut. Answer "Yes" to the dialog box. A shortcut will be placed on your desktop.

Make New Connection

Installing Scripting

Scripting automates the login process for you, automatically entering your username and password.

Early versions of Windows 95 did not include scripting support as part of the base installation. If you are running one of these versions, you will need to install support for scripting.

First, you need to install the Albury Local Internet script on your computer. Insert Disk 1 of the installation diskettes in your computer's floppy drive, then click Start, Run, and type in the box:


And press Enter. The script will be copied to your computer. Close the window as indicated.

'Run' dialog box

'Finished' window

To check if you need to install Dial-Up Scripting Support:
Right-click on My Computer, and select Properties. The version of Windows you are running is found under the System section. If the version of Windows 95 you are running is 4.00.950 or 4.00.950A, you will need to install scripting support. If you are running a later version (eg 4.00.950B, 4.00.950C or Windows 98), scripting support is already available and you can skip to the next step. Otherwise, read on... System properties box

Installing and Configuring Scripting for Early Versions of Windows

If you originally received your copy of Windows 95 on CD, you can install the scripting tool from that disc. However, this version of the software is often not stable, and will crash frequently. Microsoft have released an updated version: Albury Local Internet STRONGLY recommend you use this version. This version is far more stable, and easier to install.

Click here to obtain the scripting tool. You will be prompted to save the file to disk; save the file in C:\Program Files\Accessories.

Save As dialog

Click Start, Programs, Windows Explorer. Select the Program Files folder, then the Accessories folder underneath it. On the right hand side of the Explorer window, you will find the script.exe file (it may be simply called 'script'). Double click it. When installation is finished, you will see a window telling you installation is complete. Explorer window

Now, start the scripting tool. Click Start, Programs, Accessories, Dial-Up Scripting Tool. The following window appears:

Make sure Albury Local Internet is highlighted on the left hand side. Type in the path to the script as shown, click Apply, then Close. Skip to the end.

DUN scripting tool window

Configuring Scripting for Windows 95B, 95C and Windows 98

NOTE: This procedure will not work with earlier versions of Windows.

Double click on the Dial-Up Networking icon.

Click your right mouse button on the Albury Local Internet button.

A small window should appear as shown - click on Properties.

right-click menu of DUN connection

Select the Scripting tab:

Type in c:\windows\albury.scp as shown:

Click on OK.

scripting tab of DUN connection

That's it!! You are finished configuring Windows 95's Dial-Up Networking.


Step 3: Using the Windows 95 Dial-Up Adapter

Make sure your modem is plugged in correctly and turned on.

Double click on the Albury Local Internet icon you have created:

Either go to My Computer, Dial-Up Networking and Albury Local Internet... My Computer DUN Albury Local Internet

... Or, if you have created a shortcut on your desktop, double click it: Shortcut

This window will appear:

Type in your username and password in the appropriate boxes. Make sure there is a tick in the Save password box.Click on Connect and your modem should start dialling.

Connect To... box

Connecting To...

Windows 95 will then display two windows, verifying your username and password, and a confirmation of your connect speed and duration.

Leave the dialler running. You may minimise it if you wish by pressing on the box with the "-" in the top right of the window.

You can now run your internet application programs - your browser, email etc.


Connected at 28800bps

When you wish to conclude your on-line session, maximise the Dialler window if necessary (double click on it in your bottom status bar) and click on Disconnect.

Disconnect dialog

When the dialler has closed the connection, the window will disappear.

For safety's sake (and your own peace of mind), disconnect your modem from the phone line when not in use.

A special note about passwords
Your username and password are determined when you set up your account with your ISP. You cannot change them. Your username and password is coded into the ISP's systems, and the username and password on your computer MUST match, or you will be denied access. If you need to change your username or password you must contact your ISP.

When you enter your password from your personal information sheet, be careful to enter it EXACTLY as it appears on your sheet. It should be lower case letters and numbers, so make sure your CAPS LOCK is not on. Be particularly careful with the number "1" and the lower case "l", and the letter "o" and number "0".

If it ain't broke...don't fix it!
DON'T change any other default settings in your dialler unless you know what you are doing. Leave all other options not specifically required for your configuration as illustrated ALONE!

If your 95 dialler stops working for no apparent reason, you may need to reconfigure everything. This can occur at anytime from days to months after the initial installation/configuration. To date there is no discernable cause. Complete reconfiguration (even if everything looks OK) seems to get it working again.


Getting any step wrong, missing anything, putting a full stop in where it doesn't belong will stop the dialer working.