First of all, do you actually get connected through Windows 95? (i.e. when you click on your dial up networking). If you don't then your problem lies in the dial-up networking area. Check out my step by step instructions if you haven't already. If you are connected, check the following items (they are often stumbling blocks if left unchecked)
1) When Microsoft Mail and Browser are installed, they set your server type back to PPP. Even if you haven't installed them you may want to check this out anyway. Go into the dial up networking folder and right click (click w/your right mouse button) on the connection. Now, go under "Server Type" and see what it says. It should say "CSLIP: Unix connection with IP header compression." If it doesn't, you should change it by clicking on the arrow right next to that line. If you don't have that choice, you will need to install the scripting utility (which installs SLIP capability) located on your under the compressed files directory (where most of the win95 files are stored). Make sure that "Log on to network" does not have a check mark in it (in the same dialog box). You can also get it from http://www.windows95.com
2) Go into Control panel and click on "Network." Verify that TCP/IP is installed, and a "dial up adapter" are installed. The dialup adapter can be installed by clicking on the "add" button and choosing "adapter." The adapter to look for is the "dial up adapter" under the company "Microsoft." The TCP/IP protocol can be installed by clicking on the add button and choosing "protocol."
3) In the same window as #2 (Network under control panel), verify the following items are set:
Obtain an IP address automatically (if using default slip. Otherwise, enter your SLIP address and the net mask that your Internet Service Provider gave you (usually 255.255.255.0, but not for Tech)).
Wins Configuration: Skip this.
Gateway: Enter in the "gateway" of your provider if it's not already there and click Add. This number is not optional! If you can get IP addresses of servers, but cannot do anything else (like PING), this might be your problem.
DNS Configuration: Click "enable DNS" and enter the following:
Domain: vt.edu (or bev.net, whatever the last two words of your address are)
DNS Server Search order: Enter in your "Domain Name Server" here. It must be an IP address (in the form 000.000.000.000, not words, but numbers).
Domain Suffix Search order: vt.edu (or the last two words of your address)
Click OK. You may be asked to restart your computer. As a last resort, you may want to try clicking "bring up terminal window after dialing" in the dial-up networking folder (right-click on your connection and choose "configure." Now choose the options tab)
OK. That's all I can think of that may be wrong. I suspect that it's a problem with your numbers somwhere (128.173.whatever) in your configuration, assuming you _are_ connecting. If this doesn't work, try http://www.windows95.com. It is very helpful and provides step-by-step installation instructions for SLIP (basically, a graphical description of what I typed here). It also includes graphics of what your screens should look like. Hope this helped!
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