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
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 .
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
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.