DSL Connection Set-up on Windows® 98
Are you aware of the issues that can occur during the DSL connection set-up on Windows® 98? Get the tips to fix and prevent such issues.
DSL connections are very popular for accessing Internet services provided by local telephone networks in many parts of the world. DSL is a preferred option for accessing the Internet as the DSL services are delivered simultaneously with the regular telephone lines. This is possible because the connection uses a higher frequency band, which is separated by a filtering. Installation and set-up of DSL connections require a careful approach to follow up the required steps, so as to avoid many problems that can crop up during the process. Most ISPs provide installation instructions that should be adhered to for a successful set-up. However, sometimes, for other modems you may not have such instructions, but you will still need to do all the configurations required for the set-up.
To understand more about setting up a DSL connection on Windows® 98, it is important to review the following points:
- Requirements for DSL set-up
- Issues that can occur during DSL set-up
- Tips to fix and prevent such issues
Requirements for DSL set-up
DSL set-up requires some technical skills, an installed telephone line, a modem, Ethernet cables, and a fully installed computer system with an operating system, in this case Windows® 98. Sometimes, a router is also required if the modem is not a router/modem, but the modern DSL modems serve both purposes. Setting up a DSL connection on Windows® 98 also depends on other requirements specified by the ISP.
Issues that can occur during DSL set-up
Many issues can crop up during the installation process, especially if some requirements or instructions are omitted. Issues can occur if the modem is not installed or is incorrectly configured. You may face problems even after the modem software is installed due to the tendency of the system to seek the internal modem during the set-up process. Other issues that you may face after the installation process is completed usually have to do with IP address configurations. You cannot connect to the Internet if the IP addresses are not configured as every Internet location requires a unique IP address. These may especially create problems when configuring computers to access shared Internet connection through your modem.
To avoid configuration issues, the modem in most cases is provided with the software to install it. This makes it available on the system to allow the other set-up processes to continue. To prevent the system from seeking an internal modem during the set-up process, go to ‘Control Panel’, then open ‘Internet Connection’. In the ‘Connections’ tab, select ‘Never dial a connection’. IP addresses are best configured to be automatically assigned. However, these can also be manually configured if the automatic options don’t work effectively. To access these settings, right-click ‘My Network Places’, then again right-click ‘Local Area Connection’ to choose ‘Properties’. Choose ‘Internet Protocol’ (TCP/IP) and then the ‘Properties’ button to set the IP addresses to be assigned automatically or else set them manually.