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guides:connecting_windows_3.1_to_the_internet [2020-12-17 01:30]
omolini
guides:connecting_windows_3.1_to_the_internet [2021-04-11 06:47] (current)
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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 ===== Install Trumpet Winsock ===== ===== Install Trumpet Winsock =====
 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/​ 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/​
  
-  * 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.
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-  * 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!
-  * 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 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]] +  * 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
-  * [[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 ==== +==== 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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