(VT on-campus Connections: 10 steps in all)
You may find it most helpful to either save this file to disk and/or to print it out. It contains all of the steps for setting up your connection. You may have to drop your current connection or reboot your computer during these steps.
1. Download the files
mdmcbx.inf: Needed for all on-campus phone connections
-AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING-
slipstat.txt: Needed for some ROLM phone connections. This will automate your login in process if you have a static IP address.
You only need one of the last two files! When you click on the link, the file will be displayed in the browser. Click on File and then "Save as." Remember where you save the files to - you will need them later on.
2. Get Control
Now go into the control panel (under "Settings" in the start menu) and double click on the "modems" icon. Click on "Add..."
3. Choose the File
Check the box that says "don't detect my modem I'll select it from a list" When the list of modems comes up, click on the "Have disk..." button located in the lower right of the dialog box. Click on "browse" and now select the file that you downloaded in step 1. Click on OK when you've found it to indicate that it is the file you want to use.
4. Choose the modem
The next dialog box that comes up should have a modem called "Direct Connection." Make sure that it is highlited (click once on "direct on-campus connection") and click on the "Next>" button.
5. Choose your communications port
You now have to tell windows what port in the back of your computer the phone is hooked up to. You may have to look in the back of your computer - it helps here if your ports are labeled. If they're not, please consult your computer manuals to see which port is which in the back of your computer. As a last resort, you can do it by my favorite method: trial and error (Instructions? We don't need no steekin instructions!). When you know which one to choose, single click on the option and click "next>"
6. There it is!
Click the "finished" button to acknowledge that you have finished. A modem called "direct on-campus connection should now show up in the modems box.
7. Are you ready?
Please ensure you have the following items installed before continuing past this step:
8. Make Your New Connection
Now go into the Dial-Up Networking folder (under Programs, then Accessories in the Start Menu). Double click on "Make New Connection." Type in the name you would like to give to your new connection. I use "PPP& SLIP Server" but it doesn't matter. Make sure the modem you select in that same dialog box is "Direct Connection." Click the Next> button. As I have told many people, it doesn't matter what you put for the phone number! I use 911 ;) Just put in some numbers to make Windows happy. The country code does not matter either. Click the NExt> button and then click Finish. An icon should appear in the Dial-Up Networking folder with the name of the connection you just created. Choose the "Configure" button. Under the "General" tab, change the maximum speed to 19200. Click on OK. Now click on the "Server Type" button. At the place it says "Type of Dial-Up Server," make sure you choose "SLIP:Unix Connection." Make sure "Log on to network" is not checked and click OK. Click OK one more time and close the Dial-Up Networking Folder. You're almost there!
9. Here Come the Crazy Numbers!Go into the Control Panel (under Settings in the Start Menu) and choose "Network." Highlight "TCP/IP" and click the "Properties" button.
Under the "Gateway" tab, enter the number 188.8.131.52 Under the "DNS Configuration" tab, enter "async" in the host box, and "vt.edu" in the domain box. Under DNS Search Order, enter the following number: 184.108.40.206 and click Add. Also in the same box, enter 220.127.116.11 and click Add again. Under "Domain suffix search order," enter vt.edu and click "Add." Click OK and then click OK again. Windows will want to restart your computer again!
10. Assign the script
Now go into Accessories (under Programs in the Start Menu) and click on "Dial-Up Scripting Tool." Click on "browse" and choose the script that you downloaded at the top of this page. Make sure "step through script" is not checked. Click Apply and then Close.
You are now ready to "start it up!"
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