Connecting your Windows 95/98 computer to Eetronics.com
Windows 95/98 has a feature called Dial-Up Networking which allows you to establish a PPP
connection with an Internet Service Provider. Once the connection is established, you can
use just about any standard Internet software, whether it's a browser, email program,
game, chat client, or something else.
Here are step-by-step instructions for setting up Dial-Up Networking to work with
Eetronics.com (This procedure may require your Windows 95/98 disks, so it is a good idea
to have them at hand):
Eetronics.com. Double-click the icon on your Windows 95/98 Desktop labelled "My
Computer". It will open up a window listing the contents. One of the items listed
should be "Dial-Up Networking". Double-click on it. This will open another
window, which will have an icon in it called "Make New Connection". Double-click
on this icon, and enter "eetronics.com" as the name of the service you wish to
set up. Click Next. Put in our telephone number (836-6196),
and click Next. (if you are dialing from your default location you will not need the 901
area code. If you are dialing from a location other than your default location, enter the
area code (901)). Also verify at this point that the selected modem is the one you wish to
use. If no modem is present you will need to install one before you will be able to
establish a connection. Click Finish.
- Check to see if you have Dial-Up Networking installed. Click on Start,
Settings, Control Panel. Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Click on the "Windows
Setup" tab. Double-click on "Communications". You should see Dial-Up
Networking listed. If it is not checked, check it. (Do not change any other settings; it's
OK if they don't match what we show here.) Click OK until you are back to the Control
Panel. If Dial-Up Networking was not already installed, Windows will copy some files from
your Windows 95/98 CD or disks. Close control panel.
- Add a Dial-Up Networking entry f
Configure the settings for Eetronics.com. Right-click on the Eetronics.com
icon. Click on Properties. This opens up a properties window for eetronics.com. Click on
Server Type. Type of Dial-Up Server is "PPP: Windows 95/98, Windows NT 3.5,
Internet". "TCP/IP" should be checked. All other options on this screen
should NOT be checked. Click on TCP/IP Settings. Verify that the Server assigned IP
addresses, and Server assigned name server addresses selections are checked. (These are
the default settings). Click OK three times.
Restart your computer and try it out. At this point you should be ready to go.
If you haven't already done so, install your browser software. When you start your
browser, Dial-Up Networking should automatically kick in and ask for your username and
password. Fill in your username and password. Click on save password if desired. Verify
that the phone number and modem are correct for your location and hardware configuration.
Mail Server Address: mail.eetronics.com
News Server Address: not used
If you have problems, you can call our technical support staff at (731) 285-5936