Re: EXE to update dialers

Kevin Ingram ( (no email) )
Sat, 15 Aug 1998 08:05:56 -0500

Yes, we have several cities with different phone numbers, so we give our
customers a floppy disk that has an HTML page they load in their current
Internet Explorer, and on that page are links to individual .ins files for
the specific city, they just choose theirs from the list. We compiled our
..ins files from the IE Admin Kit, but creating them as he indicated will
work just as well. It will prompt the user for his Win95 CD or disks, will
install DialUp Networking and TCP/IP as you specify in the .ins file.

We also included our Terms and Policies on the first HTML page, so they can
preview them before installing the dialup information. If you want to see
more details about what we have done, let me know and I'll email the files
to you as attachments.

Kevin Ingram

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark <>
To: <>
Date: Saturday, August 15, 1998 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: EXE to update dialers

>Will it also work for new systems that have the stuff installed but are
>getting on the internet and haven't set anything up yet ?
>At 09:20 AM 8/11/98 +1000, you wrote:
>>Hi Mike
>>If you create a file in notepad called whatever.ins , and add the
>>following detail (obviously changing it with your DNS, dialin number info
>>etc.) the user can then just double click on it and it will setup a new
>>connection and make it the default. This will work on virtually all
>>Win95/98 machines because the .ins extension is associated with the
>>Connection Wizard (part of IE and dial-up networking). Otherwise there's
>>app in Microsofts IEAK which I believe allows you to do this.
>>Entry_Name=The Internet
>>Phone_Number= 1234-5432
>>Hope this helps.
>>Paul W. Wilcox
>>Director - Sales and Marketing
>>Surf The Net Australia
>>Phone: +61 2 9439 9830
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Mike McCarn <>
>>To: <>
>>Date: Tuesday, August 11, 1998 8:53 AM
>>Subject: EXE to update dialers
>>>Does anyone know of an executable that can be distributed to users that
>>>will change the phone number settings in the win95/98 dialer?
>>>We are moving our dial-ups to another number and I would like a simple
>>>for my users, the computer-challenged ones, to change their settings.
>>>Any Suggestions?
>>>Mike McCarn