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Before You Start
This installation card has the basic information to set up the Web Point Internet Distribution Center (Web Point) on a computer running
Windows 95 or 98®. (To set up Web Point on a Macintosh or a computer running Windows NT®, refer to the IBM Web Point Internet
Distribution Center Reference Manual located on the EasyStart CD .) This side of the card describes setting up Web Point on a new
network, the other side provides instructions for adding Web Point to an existing network. There are four basic parts to each of the
setup procedures:
Connecting the hardware
Setting up a computer to work with Web Point
Setting up Web Point for Internet access
Setting up any additional computers in your home or office to work with Web Point
Notes: Some ISP accounts do not allow or charge extra for Internet sharing. Your ISP access agreement may require you to
have more than one account. Check your ISP access agreement for more information.
If Web Point was installed with a Home Network Connection Center, all cable connections have been made and you may
proceed to "Setting Up a New Network." If you purchased Web Point as a stand-alone option, follow the instructions in
"Setting Up Hardware."
You can attach an external modem to Web Point for faster Internet access. For more information on installing an external modem, see
Chapter 4, "Adding Modems for Internet Access" in the Reference Manual .
Required Items
You must provide the following items:
Internet account: a standard dial-up (PPP) Internet account that allows Internet sharing and Domain Name Server (DNS) issued by
an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Computer: any computer running Windows 95 or 98 (For Macintosh and NT-based PCs, refer to the Reference Manual .)
Network Interface Card (NIC): an installed (10BaseT) Ethernet network interface card
TCP/IP: each computer connected to Web Point needs to have properly configured TCP/IP settings
Telephone line: any standard analog telephone line
Notes: TCP/IP is part of Windows 95 and 98. You should have the Windows 95 or 98 CD available in case you need to use it during the
setup process.
If Web Point was not part of a Home Network Connection Center Installation, one 10BaseT Ethernet network cable and
approved 12VDC power adapter are also included in the package.

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  Summary of Contents for IBM WebPoint

  • Page 1 This installation card has the basic information to set up the Web Point Internet Distribution Center (Web Point) on a computer running Windows 95 or 98®. (To set up Web Point on a Macintosh or a computer running Windows NT®, refer to the IBM Web Point Internet Distribution Center Reference Manual located on the EasyStart CD .) This side of the card describes setting up Web Point on a new...
  • Page 2: Setting Up Your Hardware

    Setting Up Your Hardware If your Web Point was installed with a Home Network Connection Center, all the necessary connections have been made. All you need to do is connect the Ethernet cable from your computer to a computer tap located in the wall. Then, proceed to “Setting Up a New Network”.
  • Page 3 Setting Up a New Network The EasyStart CD contains the EasyStart application. EasyStart performs a series of system checks for your computer’s network card and TCP/IP stack. To set up your computer using EasyStart , close any open browser windows and follow these steps: Insert the EasyStart CD into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
  • Page 4 Setting Up a Network Interface Card Manually If EasyStart is open, close it. From the Desktop, click Start, Settings, Control Panel. Double-click Network. Click Configure. Verify that your Ethernet card and TCP/IP are installed by seeing if the Ethernet driver and TCP/IP are visible. To verify if IP address is present: Double-click on TCP/IP.
  • Page 5 Adding Additional Computers If you have other computers on your network, you are now ready to connect them. Each computer you want to connect to Web Point must have both a Network Interface Card installed and TCP/IP installed. Follow these steps to set up additional computers: Connect each computer to Web Point using Ethernet (10BaseT) cables.
  • Page 6 Adding Web Point to an Existing Network Before you install Web Point in an existing network, find out what kind of addressing scheme your network uses: static, dynamic (DHCP), or non-TCP/IP. (Note: For detailed information on static, dynamic, or non-TCP/IP networks, see Chapter 3 “Attaching to an Existing Network”...
  • Page 7 Set Web Point IP Address 5 From the next screen, click Static IP address, and then click Next. If your computer does not have a static IP address, EasyStart presents a list of things you must do. Click Next and EasyStart will attempt to contact Web Point. If it does not find Web Point on the network, EasyStart displays a checklist, and requests that you set the IP address.
  • Page 8 To complete Web Point set up, click Express Internet, then fill in the appropriate information. (See steps 7 and 8 in “Setting Up a New Network.”) Setting Up Web Point in a Dynamic Network This section describes how to use your browser to set up Web Point in a dynamically addressed network that does not have Internet access.
  • Page 9 e Type an unused IP address and the values of your subnet mask. Click OK. (To obtain an unused IP address, see Chapter 6, “DHCP Server Configuration” in the Reference Manual .) Setting Up Web Point on Your Dynamic Network If you need a browser on any of the computers on the network, you can install Netscape Communicator from the EasyStart CD .
  • Page 10 If the other computers on your network need a browser, install Netscape Communicator from the EasyStart CD . Test the connection by opening your browser and entering any known URL. Trademarks The following terms are trademarks or registered trademarks of the IBM Corporation in the United States or other countries or both: • •...