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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 [2019-11-19 00:20] (current)
omolini [Using the Internet with legacy web browsers today]
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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!
  
-<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 =====
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 {{ :​guides:​pics:​trumpet_connecting_3.png?​600 |}} {{ :​guides:​pics:​trumpet_connecting_3.png?​600 |}}
   * 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 |}}
  
 ===== 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. 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. ​
  
   * [[guides:​List of compatible websites|Click here to see the list of websites]] that will work with legacy web browsers!   * [[guides:​List of compatible websites|Click here to see the list of websites]] that will work with legacy web browsers!
 +  * If you'd like to access archived websites directly from your browser by typing in the URL, you can set up a proxy server that can serve archived websites. The [[guides:​Web Archive Proxy|Steptail Wayback Proxy Server]] (wayback.steptail.com:​8080) is a straightforward setup in many web browsers, and will allow you access to websites circa 1996-1998. [[guides:​Web Archive Proxy|See the how-to on setting up a the wayback proxy server on your web browser]]
   * [[http://​wayback.steptail.com|Click here to access the gateway website]], or type in the URL "​wayback.steptail.com"​ using any legacy web browser!   * [[http://​wayback.steptail.com|Click here to access the gateway website]], or type in the URL "​wayback.steptail.com"​ using any legacy web browser!
  
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 ===== 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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 +Questions? Comments? [[:Contact Information|Contact Me!]]
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