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guides:connecting_windows_3.1_to_the_internet [2018-10-06 03:53]
omolini [Using the Internet with legacy web browsers today]
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/​
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-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 web sites. You can choose any browser you like, but for the sake of this tutorial, I've chosen Netscape 3.0 Gold Edition for Windows 3.1.+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 |
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 ==== Using the Internet with legacy web browsers today ==== ==== Using the Internet with legacy web browsers today ====
  
-Not many websites ​work with older web browsers. ​So I went ahead and compiled a list of websites that 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+You should now be able to access the Internet. However, ​many 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. 
  
-  * [[guides:​List of compatible websites|Click here to see the list of websites]] that will open with legacy web browsers! +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://​wayback.steptail.com|Click here to access the gateway website]], or type in the URL "​wayback.steptail.com" using any legacy web browser!+
  
-==== Notes ==== +  * [[guides:​List of compatible websites|Click here to see the list of websites]] that will work with legacy web browsers! 
-  * 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.+  * 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's. The [[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.  
 + 
 +==== Warning ​==== 
 +  * 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?**+ 
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 +  * **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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