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 PostPost subject: Access to the Internet in Windows For Workgroups 3.11 in VPC        Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 1:54 am 
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Three things that are not supposed to be together: Virtual PC, Windows For Workgroups 3.11 and the internet. But today, I'll show you how to do this.

The process can be done when you're installing a new copy or with an existing installation
Note: Only for Windows For Workgroups (3.1 or 3.11)
Note 2: Right now, I have no time for making the tutorial for a current installation, so I'll edit my post to include this tomorrow (Tomorrow is 3/5/2018)

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     Index
  1. Drivers
  2. Web Browsers for Windows 3.1
  3. Guide on new installation
  4. Guide on existing installation
  5. Guide on installing web browsers

Drivers (LAN and TCP/IP)
Intel 2104x Ethernet Driver for WFW3.11 / Intel 2104x Ethernet Driver for WFW3.10
Microsoft TCP/IP Protocol for WFW3.1x

Web Browsers(For Windows 3.1)
Internet Explorer 4
Internet Explorer 5
Netscape Navigator 4.07
NCSA Mosaic 2.0a

This is Step-By-Step, so you won't get easily confused (So expect A LOT of images)

WFW = Windows For Workgroups

On a new installation

After you installed MS-DOS, install WFW as normal, until the Network Setup. Here you should click [Networks...]
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This will be shown. Select "Install Microsoft Windows Network" and click [OK]
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Then click in [Advanced >>] and then in [Drivers...]. Network Drivers section won't show until you click Advanced
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Now, you'll see a window with an empty list. Click in [Add adapter...] and then make sure "Unlisted or Updated Network Adapter" is selected. Then click OK
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You'll see a box asking for the driver. Insert in the Virtual Machine the driver that matches you WFW version (3.1 or 3.11). Then click OK
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Click OK in this Box
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Click in [Add Protocol...]
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Same as with the Adapter, click in "Unlisted or Updated Protocol", next click OK, insert your floppy inside the VM and finally click OK in the "Install Driver" Box
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Click OK in this box. You'll see copy some files. Wait until it finishes
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Close the window
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And continue
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Set and username, a password, and a computer name. You can use the default ones. but also custom ones (Like me)
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You will be asked for WFW disks 7 and 8. Provide them. You will also be asked for the network driver disk (again). Provide it.
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Now you'll need you DNS and gateway. You can get these by clicking in your network icon, and clicking details
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First enable DHCP
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Then, write your gateway, click on DNS, write your DNS server and click [Add] (1.1.1.1 is an actual DNS server!)
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Click OK and follow the rest of the installation as normal (Commonly right now you are going to reboot and finish the installation)
Note that now WFW will take its time to start because when it starts it tries to get an IP . Also it will take some time to shut down because it has to shut down the network services

On an existing installation

Have at hand the WFW disks images 7 and 8
Open "Windows Setup" in the program manager, and choose "Change Network Configuration"
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Click Network
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Click install Microsoft Windows Network and click OK
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Click in Drivers
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Click in [Add adapter...], select "Unlisted or Updated Network Adapter", click OK and insert the Floppy with the Driver that matches your WFW version (3.10 or 3.11) and click OK in the "Install Driver" box
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Click OK in this box
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Same as with the adapter, click in [Add adapter...], select "Unlisted or Updated Network Adapter", click OK and this time insert the Floppy with the TCP/IP stack for Windows and click OK in the "Install Protocol" box
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Like earlier, click OK here
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Close this window.
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Click OK here
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Write a username, workgroup and computer name. The ones by default are OK
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You will finally be asked for WFW disks 7 and 8. Also you will be asked (again) for the driver disk
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You need your gateway and DNS server. You can get these by cliking in your network icon and clicking Details
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Now, you'll see this window. Enable DHCP, type your gateway, click on DNS, type you DNS server and click Add. Type also a host name
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Eject any floppy in the VM, save any work you have open and click [Restart computer].
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After a restart, you'll see this, you can set up a password or just click OK
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You'll see this, just click Yes, and confirm your password (If you didn't set any, just don't type nothing)
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And you're done! networking in WFW in VPC

Installing a browser

Three of the browsers are on CD. I recommend you to install the DOS Virtual Machine Additions from VPC 2004

First, Insert the CD/Floppy of your browser (Isn't obvious 8-) )

The installation file will vary depending on the navigator you download

-NetScape Navigator 4.07

Open File Manager, go to your CD drive and double-click the file "ns407win31.exe"
You can also go to Program Manager > File > Run and type D:\ns407win31.exe (Where D is you CD drive)
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Click Yes and wait
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Click Next, accept the license Agreement, and follow the on-screen instructions
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After installing, the first time you open NetScape Navigator, you'll see the Profile Setup, follow the on-screen instructions to create a new Profile
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-Internet Explorer 4

Open File Manager, go to your CD drive and double-click the file "setup.exe".
You can also go to Program Manager > File > Run and type D:\setup.exe (Where D is you CD drive)
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Click on start setup and wait.
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Just click Next until you finish. Choose any additional components, but do not select Stack and Dialer for Win 3.1 or [b]you won't be bale to connect to the internet[/u] Reboot when asked[/U]
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-Internet Explorer 5

Select Standard installation. If you don't it will install the TCP/IP socket for modem internet, and you won't be able to connect to the internet.

-NSCA Mosaic

As it hadn't installer, I made a batch for your convenience.
Open File Manager, go to your floppy drive and double-click the file "install.bat".
You can also go to Program Manager > File > Run and type A:\setup.exe
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Type Y and you're done.
To run Mosaic, create a shortcut for it or run it with the Run dialog by typing C:\MOSAIC\MOSAIC.EXE

You're done! Internet in WFW 3.1x! Who said it wasn't possible?
As the OS and the browsers are old, expect lots of pages not working
If you want a good start page, try http://www.google.com ;)

Note: In many cases/scenarios, WFW will not load at all the first time, in other words, it will freeze the first time after booting, just restart the VM and retry until you get good results

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Last edited by SistemaRayoXP on Thu May 03, 2018 4:19 am, edited 1 time in total.

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