Checking Your KansasNet Dial-Up Connection Configuration on Windows 95/98
This page will help you check your KansasNet Dial-Up Connection's properties
to make sure it is configured correctly. An incorrect configuration could
infringe on your computer's ability to connect to KansasNet. You will also
find instructions here for creating a KansasNet connection on your computer if
it is not already there, just keep reading.
Open 'My Computer' by double-clicking on the icon on your desktop. You
will see the My Computer window shown below. Next, open the 'Dial-Up
Networking' folder in the My Computer window. If you do not have a
'Dial-Up Networking' folder, click here for
help installing DUN.
If you have already installed KansasNet, you will see the KansasNet icon in
the Dial-Up Networking window.
Right click on the KansasNet icon and select Properties.
If you do not see the KansasNet icon (shown above), and only see
the 'Make New Connection' icon, click here.
If you have other Dial-Up connections in the window that you do not use,
then it is probably safe to delete those connections. In order to do so,
right click on the connection you want to discard, then click Delete (it will
ask you to confirm the deletion).
After clicking Properties in Step 2, the KansasNet properties window will
open. In this box, you will see the phone number your computer dials to
connect to KansasNet in your area. Make sure the phone number appears
correctly, if you are unsure of what phone number to use, click the link below
for a list of our access numbers. If you want to use the area code, make
sure to check the option 'Use country code and area code'.
Dial-Up Local Access Telephone Numbers
At the bottom of this window, in the 'Connect using:'
section, you will see the name of your modem. If your modem says
'Standard Modem' or starts with the word 'Standard', this means most likely that
your modem is not installed properly, and that your computer is using generic
built-in modem drivers to control your modem. You will need to have your
modem properly installed in order to use KansasNet. You should bring your
computer to a computer service center
to have your modem installed correctly.
Next, click the Configure button below the name of your modem.
After clicking the Configure button in Step 3 above, you will see the window
below. It is usually safe to set your modem's maximum speed on the highest
setting available in the list, usually 115200 or 57600. DO NOT check 'Only
connect at this speed'.
Next click the Connection tab in the Modem Properties window.
Check the configuration here to make sure it matches the settings shown in the
window below. Set 'Data bits:' to equal 8, 'Parity' to equal None,
and 'Stop bits:' to equal 1. In the Call Preferences section, check
both 'Wait for dial tone before dialing' and 'Cancel the call if not connected
within 60 secs'. DO NOT select 'Disconnect a call if idle for more
than __ mins'.
Next click the Port Settings button and make sure your
Advanced Port Settings look like the window below. Check 'Use FIFO buffers
(requires 16550 compatible UART)'. Then move the Receive Buffer slider to
the third notch from the left, and move the Transmit Buffer slider all the way
to the right. Click OK.
Back at the Modem Properties window, click the Advanced
button. Again, just make sure your Advanced Connection Setting window
appears like the one below. Check 'Use error control', then check 'Compress
Data'. Also check 'Use flow control' and then select 'Hardware (RTS/CTS)'.
In the modulation type menu, select 'Standard'. The Extra setting box
should be blank. Do no check 'Record a log file'. Then press OK.
In the Modem Properties window, click the Options tab. The only
box you should have checked is 'Display modem status' at the bottom.
Your modem properties may have a Distinctive Ring tab, most likely
you do not have this service from your phone company, so do not check the
Your modem properties may have a Forwarding tab also, most likely you
do not have call forwarding service from your phone company, so do not check the
option. Press OK, this will take you back to the KansasNet
Back at the KansasNet Properties windows, click on the Server Types tab.
For 'Type of Dial-Up Server:' select PPP: Windows 95, ... Check
only the boxes 'Enable Software compression' and 'TCP/IP'.
Next, click the TCP/IP Settings button. In this window,
you should have selected 'Server assigned IP address', 'Server assigned name
server addresses', 'Use IP header compression', and 'Use default gateway on
remote network'. Click OK.
Next click the Scripting tab, nothing should be entered in the 'File
name:' box, and you should check 'Start terminal screen minimized'. Press OK.
The KansasNet properties Windows closes and you are finished
checking your KansasNet Dial-Up Connection's configuration.
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