Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

You can get Internet Explorer from DIGISTAR's BROWSER Download section or from the Microsoft World Wide Web site at
To complete all of the steps in this turorial , you will need the full installation of Internet Explorer with the Active Desktop enabled. The full installation of Internet Explorer includes Outlook Express, FrontPage Express, NetMeeting, NetShow Player, and Microsoft Chat.

To install IE 4.0 to use DIGISTAR, you will need to use the Connection Wizard that comes with Internet Explorer to help you set up your Internet Connection.

IMPORTANT Be sure you have valid account to access DIGISTAR's server. Call 778-7827 for account activation.

Make sure have downloaded IE4MIN.ZIP and have unzipped its contents into a temporary sub-directory.

Install Internet Explorer 4.0 for Windows 95

1Click Start on the taskbar, and then click Run.

2Type c:\temp\ie4setup.exe, and then click OK.

3Click Next, click I Accept the Agreement and then click Next.

4In the Installation Options dialog box, select Full Installation, and then click Next.

5In the Windows Desktop Update box, click Next to accept the default setting of installing the Windows Desktop Update.

6In the Active Channel Selection box, click Next. In the Destination Folder box, click Next.

7Respond to the prompts on your screen to complete the Internet Explorer 4 installation.

8Once Internet Explorer 4 is installed, click Start. Go to Settings and click Folders and Icons. Be sure the General tab is selected and choose Web Style. Click OK.

You have now established the "single-click" setting for your desktop.

Connecting to DIGISTAR

The Connection Wizard in Internet Explorer can help you set up your account with DIGISTAR Internet Services. You'll need the following information to set up your connection:
  • The name of the service provider.
  • The telephone number you will use to gain access to the Internet.
    • 778-1270
  • The user name and password assigned to you by your service provider.
    • username password
  • The IP address and Subnet Mask assigned to you by your service provider.
  • The Internet address of your Domain Name Server (DNS)
  • Your e-mail address
  • The address of your news server.

    Set up your connection

    1 On the taskbar, click the Start button, point to Programs, and then point to Internet Explorer.

    2 On the Internet Explorer menu, click Connection Wizard.

    The Connection Wizard appears.

    3Click Next.

Select the third option to use dial-up connection. 4In the Setup Options area, select the option that applies to your situation:

If you've already selected a provider and have received the setup information from the provider, click the I Want To Set Up A New Connection On This Computer To My Existing Internet Account Using My Phone Line Or Local Area Network [LAN] option.

If you already have a connection you want to use, click the I Already Have An Internet Connection Set Up On This Computer And I Do Not Want To Change It option.

5Follow the steps on the remaining wizard screens for the connection option you've selected.

When you are finished, you are ready to connect to the Internet.

Setting Up Mail and News Accounts

In order to send and receive e-mail and participate in newsgroups, you need to set up your mail and news accounts. To set up the accounts, you will need the e-mail name and password assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider, the name of your provider's mail server, and the name of the news server.

Set up e-mail in Outlook Express

Launch Outlook Express
1Click the launch Outlook Express icon.

2Sign on using your existing Internet Service Provider connection.

3Click Yes if you want Outlook Express to be your default mail client.

NOTE Enter the user name and password assigned to you by your provider.

4 Type in your name, and then click Next.

5 Type in the e-mail address assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider, and then click Next.

6 Select POP3 the Mail server type of your Internet Service Provider.

7 Type in the incoming mail POP3 Server name you received from your Internet Service Provider.


8 Type in your outgoing mail POP3 and then click Next.


9Be sure that the Log On Using option is selected and your POP account name is displayed in the POP Account Name Box.

10 Type your password in the password box. Select the Log On Using Secure Password option, and then click Next.

11 Type in a friendly name you want to appear when you send mail. Click Next.

12In the Internet Connection Wizard dialog box, select the appropriate option, and then click Next.

13If you are using DIGISTAR, in the dial up connection area, select DIGISTAR, click Next, and then click Finish.

Set up your news account

1In Outlook Express, choose Accounts from the Tools menu.

2Click Add, and then click News.

3In the Display Name box, type the name you want displayed in the "From" area when you post messages to newsgroups, and then click Next.

4On the Internet News E-mail address screen, click Next.

5 In the News (NNTP) Server box, enter the name of your provider's news server. Click Next.


6Type in a Friendly Name, and then click Next.

7In the Internet Connection Wizard dialog box, choose the appropriate connection, and then click Next.

8 If you are using DIGISTAR, in the dial up connection area, select DIGISTAR, click Next, and then click Finish. Click Close.

9In the Outlook Express dialog box, click Yes.

The newsgroups will be downloaded from your news server.

Setting Up NetMeeting

If you are setting up NetMeeting on your local network, ask your network administrator for assistance. Microsoft NetMeeting is a program that allows you to conduct a meeting over the Internet or on a local network. When you set up NetMeeting, you are added to the Internet Locator Server (ILS), which is a directory of NetMeeting users, so other people using NetMeeting can find you. The default ILS is You can use this server, select another server available through Microsoft, or change the default to your local network.

NetMeeting 2.0 works with Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0. For more information about the NetMeeting features supported in Windows NT 4.0, see the Windows NT Web site at

NetMeeting is installed automatically with the full installation of Internet Explorer.

Set up NetMeeting

IMPORTANT Before you set up NetMeeting, close all programs that play or record sound.

1On the Desktop, click Start, point to Programs, and then click Microsoft NetMeeting.

The Microsoft NetMeeting Wizard appears.

2Click Next.

3Be sure the Log On To A Directory Server When NetMeeting Starts check box is selected, click the What Directory Server Would You Like To Use? down arrow, and select a directory server.

4Click Next.

5In the First Name box, type your first name; in the Last Name box, type your last name; in the E-mail Address box, type your full e-mail address.

Your name and e-mail address are required. The remaining fields on this screen are optional:

  • In the City/State box, type your city and state.
  • In the Country box, leave the field as is, or click the down arrow to select a country.
  • In the Comments box, type comments you want other NetMeeting users to see. For example, if you are meeting with business users, type Business Only.
6Click Next.

7In the I Would Like To Categorize My Information As box, select the For Business Use check box, and then click Next.

8On the Audio Tuning Wizard dialog box, click Next.

Your Recording and Playback options are detected and listed on the screen.

9Click Next.

Your modem speed is detected and listed on the screen.

10Click Next.

11Click Start Recording, and then read the paragraph on the screen into your computer's microphone.

IMPORTANT If your computer doesn't have a microphone, click the Start Recording button anyway, and continue with step 12.

12When the Tuning Progress is complete, click Next.

NetMeeting opens on your Desktop.

NOTE If the Connect To dialog box appears, click Cancel. In the Microsoft NetMeeting dialog box, click OK.

13Close the NetMeeting window.

You are ready to use NetMeeting.

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