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You can use the Dial-Up Networking Server component to share network resources with others who connect to your computer from remote locations. This article describes how to configure your computer to be a Dial-Up Networking server or client.
There are five steps in configuring your computer to use Dial-Up Networking. These steps are:
Configuring Your Computer's ModemTo install and configure a modem, follow the manufacturer's installation instructions that are included with your modem.
Install the Dial-Up Networking and Dial-Up Networking Server ComponentsTo install the Dial-Up Networking component, follow these steps:
Windows 95NOTE: These steps assume that you have already installed Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95.
Windows 98/Windows Me
Configuring Your Computers' Network PropertiesTo share resources by using Dial-Up Networking, both computers need to use the following network components:
Client for Microsoft NetworksThe common protocol can be either NetBEUI or IPX/SPX-compatible.
A network protocol that is common to both computers
In addition, the File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks feature must be enabled on the computer that is to be the server. To verify that this is enabled, click File and Printer Sharing in Network properties.
Verifying Network SettingsTo make sure that your computers are using the proper network settings, follow these steps:
Verifying the Computer NameAfter the necessary components are installed, click the Identification tab in Network properties and verify that the computer name is valid. It must be a unique name that is no more than 14 characters long and does not contain spaces or any of these characters:
/ \ * , . "Also, make sure that the workgroup name is the same on both computers.
Enable the ServerTo configure a computer to be a Dial-Up Networking server, follow these steps:
Dial a Server (for a Client Connection)For additional information about configuring Dial-Up Networking to dial a Dial-Up Networking server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/145843/EN-US/ )How to Connect to a Remote Server
For additional information about the Dial-Up Networking Server component, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/137820/EN-US/ )Microsoft Plus! Readme.txt File Contents (2 of 2)
Article ID: 139710 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 1.3