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Microsoft KB Archive/104292

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How to Identify 128-Bit Windows 95 Dial-Up Networking Client

Article ID: 104292

Article Last Modified on 1/18/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition

This article was previously published under Q104292


The Microsoft Dial-Up Networking 1.3 Upgrade includes the ability for Dial-Up Networking (DUN) clients to connect to a Microsoft Windows NT Remote Access Service (RAS) server using 128-bit data encryption. This article describes how to determine whether your Windows 95-based DUN client supports this level of encryption.


To determine if your DUN client supports 128-bit encryption, use the following steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files Or Folders. In the Named box, type pppmac.vxd, and then click Find Now.
  2. In the list of found files, right-click the Pppmac.vxd file in the Windows\System folder, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Version tab.
  4. In the Item Name box, click Internal Name. If your computer is capable of using 128-bit encryption, the text in the Value box displays:

    PPPMAC (US/Canada Only, Not for Export)

For additional information about 128-bit encryption, see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

169895 Enabling 128-bit Encryption for Routing and Remote Access

172215 How to Force 128-bit Data Encryption for RAS

Additional query words: encrypt encrypted secure

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