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guides:connecting_windows_3.1_to_the_internet [2019-11-16 04:25]
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omolini [Install Netscape]
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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.
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   * 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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   * 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?​600 |}} {{ :​guides:​pics:​trumpet_connecting_4.png?​600 |}}
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 +===== 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 =====
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 ==== Using the Internet with legacy web browsers today ==== ==== Using the Internet with legacy web browsers today ====
  
-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. +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. 
  
 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. ​ 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!
-  * [[http://wayback.steptail.com|Click here to access the gateway website]], or type in the URL "​wayback.steptail.com"​ using any legacy ​web browser!+  * 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. ​
  
-==== 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**
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 +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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