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guides:connecting_windows_3.1_to_the_internet [2018-10-03 03:09]
omolini [Install Netscape]
guides:connecting_windows_3.1_to_the_internet [2021-04-11 06:47] (current)
omolini [Install Netscape]
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-====== ​Connecting ​Windows 3.1 to the Internet ======+====== ​Connect ​Windows 3.1 to the Internet ​using Virtual Modem ======
 This step-by-step guide will show you how to get a Windows 3.1 computer connected to the Internet using Virtual Modem and PPP. If you have not already, please follow the [[Guides:​Virtual Modem|instructions how to set up Virtual Modem]]. Make sure the serial cable is connected to the Raspberry and the vmodem.sh script is running on it before attempting this part of the guide. This step-by-step guide will show you how to get a Windows 3.1 computer connected to the Internet using Virtual Modem and PPP. If you have not already, please follow the [[Guides:​Virtual Modem|instructions how to set up Virtual Modem]]. Make sure the serial cable is connected to the Raspberry and the vmodem.sh script is running on it before attempting this part of the guide.
  
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 Please make sure you have [[Virtual Modem|VModem]] set up and running first before attempting the following steps! Please make sure you have [[Virtual Modem|VModem]] set up and running first before attempting the following steps!
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-<WRAP center round important 60%> 
-==== A work in progress! ==== 
-I am currently in the process of writing this guide. At it's current state the tutorial is in **BETA**. This message will be updated as I continue to work on this tutorial series. 
-</​WRAP>​ 
  
 ===== Install Trumpet Winsock ===== ===== Install Trumpet Winsock =====
-Windows 3.x does't come with native support for Windows Sockets ​(Winsock) ​and TCP/​IP, ​so the first step is to install ​a program called Trumpet Winsock ​that will provide these services for the operating system. This software is shareware. The company is still active if you would like to register the software. See http://​www.trumpet.com.au/​ +Windows 3.x doesn't come with native support for Windows Sockets and TCP/​IP, ​but Microsoft has added TCP/IP support in a separate download, and a program called Trumpet Winsock will also provide these services for the operating system ​including PPP connectivity which we need. This software is shareware. The company is still active if you would like to register the software. See http://​www.trumpet.com.au/​
- +
-If you haven'​t already, I highly recommend registering Trumpet Winsock and compensating the author for such an amazing piece of software, which almost single-handedly opened up the Internet to the general public.+
  
-  * Go to the [[http://​www.trumpet.com.au/​|Tattam Software Enterprises]] web page and download Trumpet Winsock 3.0 revision D. The file should be called **TWSK30D.EXE**. ​+  * Go to the [[http://​www.trumpet.com.au/​|Tattam Software Enterprises]] web page and download Trumpet Winsock 3.0 revision D. The file should be called **TWSK30D.EXE**. Alternatively you can {{ :​guides:​files:​twsk30d.zip |download a copy from our site}}.
   * Copy it to your Windows 3.x computer into an empty temporary directory.   * Copy it to your Windows 3.x computer into an empty temporary directory.
   * Open up File Manager on the Windows 3.x computer.   * Open up File Manager on the Windows 3.x computer.
 {{ :​guides:​pics:​trumpet_install_shot-2.png?​500 |}} {{ :​guides:​pics:​trumpet_install_shot-2.png?​500 |}}
-  * Run **TWSK30D.EXE**. It will self-extract the installation files.+  * Extract and run **TWSK30D.EXE**. It will self-extract the installation files.
 {{ :​guides:​pics:​trumpet_install_shot-3.png?​500 |}} {{ :​guides:​pics:​trumpet_install_shot-3.png?​500 |}}
   * If you do not see the extracted files, you probably need to refresh the file listing. ​   * If you do not see the extracted files, you probably need to refresh the file listing. ​
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   * On the Raspberry'​s side, you will notice the Hayes commands passed on to the script:   * On the Raspberry'​s side, you will notice the Hayes commands passed on to the script:
-{{ :​guides:​pics:​vmodem_status_2.png?400 |}}+{{ :​guides:​pics:​vmodem_status_2.png |}}
   * After a while, the window should go away and now you're connected to the Internet.   * After a while, the window should go away and now you're connected to the Internet.
-{{ :​guides:​pics:​trumpet_connecting_4.png?​400 |}}+{{ :​guides:​pics:​trumpet_connecting_4.png?​600 |}} 
 + 
 +===== Tips & Tricks ===== 
 +If you would like to change the number you dial, you can rename the 1.sh script to <your number>​.sh
  
 ===== Install Netscape ===== ===== Install Netscape =====
-You will need to download and install a web browser before you can browse ​any web sites. For the sake of this tutorial, I've chosen Netscape. +You will need to download and install a web browser before you can browse web sites. You can choose any browser you like. For the sake of this tutorial, I've chosen Netscape ​3.0 Gold Edition for Windows 3.1.
  
 | Netscape Navigator 3.0 Gold for Windows 3.1 | http://​omolini.steptail.com/​files/​win3/​internet/​netscape/​ns304gwin31.exe | | Netscape Navigator 3.0 Gold for Windows 3.1 | http://​omolini.steptail.com/​files/​win3/​internet/​netscape/​ns304gwin31.exe |
 | Other versions | http://​omolini.steptail.com/​files/​win3/​internet/​netscape/​ | | Other versions | http://​omolini.steptail.com/​files/​win3/​internet/​netscape/​ |
  
-Once you have downloaded the file, copy it onto your Windows 3.1 machine, then run it to install. The file is over five megabytes, so it will not fit on a single floppy disk. You will need to split the file into smaller chunks to copy it onto floppy disks. You can use a free utility such as [[http://​www.hjsplit.org/​|HJ-Split]] to accomplish the task. +Once you have downloaded the file, copy it onto your Windows 3.1 machine, then run it to install. The file is over five megabytes, so it will not fit on a single floppy disk. You will need to split the file into smaller chunks to copy it onto floppy disks. You can use a free utility such as [[http://​www.hjsplit.org/​|HJ-Split]] to accomplish the task. You can re-join the files with the same utility for the respective system
-=== Using the Internet with old web browsers === +==== Using the Internet with legacy ​web browsers ​today ====
-Not many websites work with old web browsers. So I went ahead and created a gateway website to access archived copies of a selection of great websites that you can browse with your retro machine. ​+
  
-To access the gatewayjust visit http://wayback.steptail.com !+You should now be able to access the Internet. Howevermany modern websites will require modern security and will refuse to communicate with older web browsers. You can use [[http://www.protoweb.org|ProtoWeb to surf the 90's Internet]], and I've also went ahead and compiled a list of websites that work
  
-=== Current ​websites that will work === +I also made a easily-accessible gateway website to access archived copies of a selection of great websites that you can browse with your retro machine
-  * http://www.google.com/​ +
-  * http://​ftp.funet.fi/​ +
-    * FUNET msdos games section downloads: http://​ftp.funet.fi/​pub/​msdos/​games/​+
  
-=== Mirrors === +  ​[[guides:List of compatible websites|Click here to see the list of websites]] that will work with legacy web browsers! 
-  ​http://​info.cern.ch/​ Mirror ​of the very first website created by Tim Berners Lee +  * If you'd like to access archived websites directly from your browser by typing in the URL, you can use ProtoWeb as a proxy server, which serves archived websites from the 90'sThe [[http://www.protoweb.org|ProtoWeb Proxy Server]] is straightforward to setup in many web browsers, and will allow you access to websites circa 1995-2000. 
-  * http://​omolini.steptail.com/​mirror/​www.winsite.com/​ www.winsite.com Mirror +
-  * http://www.gamers.org/​pub/​archives/​uwp-uml/ Classic PC Games Archive+
  
-==== Notes ==== +==== Warning ​==== 
-  * Disable ​Javascript in Netscape Navigator. Javascript ​will cause all sorts of pop-up errors on modern websites to the point where it could make the whole web browser unusable.+  * Old web browsers are vulnerable to today'​s hacks and depending on the website(s) visited, may allow malicious software on the computer. Proceed at your caution. 
 +  * If you plan on visiting websites that are live today, you may consider disabling ​Javascript in the web browser settingsIf Javascript ​is enabled, it may cause all sorts of pop-up errors ​to show up on modern websites to the point where it could make the whole web browser unusable.
 ===== Frequently Asked Questions ===== ===== Frequently Asked Questions =====
   * **After waiting a while the connection stops working**   * **After waiting a while the connection stops working**
-    * It is possible the PPP session has timed out. Go back to Trumpet Winsock and Login again by selecting **Dialler** --> **Login**. +    * It is possible the PPP session has timed out. Go back to Trumpet Winsock and Login again by selecting **Dialler** --> **Login**. You can adjust the timeout value on the Raspberry by editing the ppp.sh file. 
-  * **That Compaq background ​rocks. Where can I find it?**+ 
 + 
 +  * **I had a Compaq background ​just like that. Where can I find it?**
     * Go to http://​omolini.steptail.com/​files/​win3/​drivers/​compaq_lte_5000/​bg/​     * Go to http://​omolini.steptail.com/​files/​win3/​drivers/​compaq_lte_5000/​bg/​
 ===== Screenshots ===== ===== Screenshots =====
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 {{ :​guides:​pics:​netscape_google.gif |}} {{ :​guides:​pics:​netscape_google.gif |}}
  
 +Some classic 90's websites can be accessed through the use of [[http://​www.protoweb.org|ProtoWeb]],​ the 90's Internet Service Provider.
 +----
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 +Questions? Comments? [[:Contact Information|Contact Me!]]
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 +{{tag>​Guides}}
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