Anytime that I've noticed that the dialer in MSIE for Win3.1 (actually by
Shiva) didn't work properly with a customer and our Max 4004, it was
usually related to the modem. Most of the time, there were problems, it
was because the modem was some cheap no-name modem that wasn't listed in
MSIE's modem list. In this case, sometimes it's necessary to choose
"Standard xxxx modem". In rare cases, you might actually have to change
the initialization string to get it to work. If the user had an RPI-type
modem, there's little hope no matter what you do.
The reason why your Trumpet Winsock is being used instead of MSIE's
winsock.dll file is more than likely because in your \autoexec.bat file,
the directory where Trumpet Winsock (tcpman.exe) is located is mentioned in
the path line. Take it out of the path line and it won't happen again
(unless someone stuck Trumpet's winsock.dll file into the \windows or
Someone on here had mentioned something about the amount of disks that MSIE
takes up. The latest full-install version of MSIE for Windows 3.1 (latest
version: 3.01) takes up 4 3.5" HD disks. When you download "dlful30e.exe"
from http://www.microsoft.com/ie and expand the file, each of the 4 .cab
files go on 4 separate disks. All of the other files go on the first of
those 4 disks with the first .cab file.