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  1. #1
    Paul Clapham Guest

    Dial Up Networking

    Does anyone know how to work with dial-up networking configuration in
    Windows 98 without going through the usual Windows Explorer process?

    Let me explain the background to this question. My Windows 98 system has a
    bug in it where, when you use Internet Explorer to view files on a local
    drive it crashes with an invalid page fault in SHELL32.DLL. I found a patch
    with this description on Microsoft's site and installed it, but the problem
    didn't go away. I didn't want to spend a couple of days reinstalling
    Windows, drivers, applications, and all that so I got hold of a $30 Windows
    Explorer clone (which works just fine) and I use Netscape to view files on
    local drives (which also works just fine). The only hole in this solution
    is that I can run dial-up networking connections but I can't configure them.
    So if I go out of town, I won't be able to change it to dial 8 before the
    number.

    If I had Windows 95 there wouldn't be a problem, because Win 95 stored DUN
    configuration info in a file called Telephon.ini. This I could have hacked
    with no problem. But Win 98 doesn't do it that way. So my question is, how
    can I get to the DUN configuration? Registry? I'd appreciate any help you
    could provide.




  2. #2
    Bill McCarthy Guest

    Re: Dial Up Networking

    Hi Paul,

    I think your best bet is to fix your problem with windows. Note: Explorer in
    windows is not the same as IE. If you have Active Desktop running, disable
    it, double click on the MyComputer, then double click on the
    DialUpNetworking folder. If that fails you should back up all your data and
    re-install windows or try updating to IE5.1.

    But considering you asked this in a VB api group, if you still want to go
    down the api routine, have a look at my web site
    www.TotalEnviro.com/PlatformVB

    Bill.


    "Paul Clapham" <pclapham@core-mark.com> wrote in message
    news:394e9bd9$1@news.devx.com...
    > Does anyone know how to work with dial-up networking configuration in
    > Windows 98 without going through the usual Windows Explorer process?
    >
    > Let me explain the background to this question. My Windows 98 system has

    a
    > bug in it where, when you use Internet Explorer to view files on a local
    > drive it crashes with an invalid page fault in SHELL32.DLL. I found a

    patch
    > with this description on Microsoft's site and installed it, but the

    problem
    > didn't go away. I didn't want to spend a couple of days reinstalling
    > Windows, drivers, applications, and all that so I got hold of a $30

    Windows
    > Explorer clone (which works just fine) and I use Netscape to view files on
    > local drives (which also works just fine). The only hole in this solution
    > is that I can run dial-up networking connections but I can't configure

    them.
    > So if I go out of town, I won't be able to change it to dial 8 before the
    > number.
    >
    > If I had Windows 95 there wouldn't be a problem, because Win 95 stored DUN
    > configuration info in a file called Telephon.ini. This I could have

    hacked
    > with no problem. But Win 98 doesn't do it that way. So my question is,

    how
    > can I get to the DUN configuration? Registry? I'd appreciate any help

    you
    > could provide.
    >
    >
    >




  3. #3
    Paul Clapham Guest

    Re: Dial Up Networking

    Thanks for the info. (While Explorer may be "not the same" as IE, all of
    the errors I get give me first a dialog box titled "Explorer" with an
    invalid page fault followed by another dialog box titled "MS Internet
    Explorer" saying "There was an internal error...". Everything -- Explorer,
    IE, DUN configuration, uses the same code base, apparently.)

    I'm installing IE 5.01 now. (Hadn't thought of that possibility.) If that
    doesn't work, then I have a tossup between spending a day reinstalling
    Windows and spending a day absorbing DUN APIs from your very
    comprehensive-looking site. I'm a programmer, I'm pretty sure I know which
    I'm going to choose...

    Bill McCarthy <Bill_McC@iprimus.com.au> wrote in message
    news:394f7723@news.devx.com...
    > Hi Paul,
    >
    > I think your best bet is to fix your problem with windows. Note: Explorer

    in
    > windows is not the same as IE. If you have Active Desktop running,

    disable
    > it, double click on the MyComputer, then double click on the
    > DialUpNetworking folder. If that fails you should back up all your data

    and
    > re-install windows or try updating to IE5.1.
    >
    > But considering you asked this in a VB api group, if you still want to go
    > down the api routine, have a look at my web site
    > www.TotalEnviro.com/PlatformVB
    >
    > Bill.
    >
    >
    > "Paul Clapham" <pclapham@core-mark.com> wrote in message
    > news:394e9bd9$1@news.devx.com...
    > > Does anyone know how to work with dial-up networking configuration in
    > > Windows 98 without going through the usual Windows Explorer process?
    > >
    > > Let me explain the background to this question. My Windows 98 system

    has
    > a
    > > bug in it where, when you use Internet Explorer to view files on a local
    > > drive it crashes with an invalid page fault in SHELL32.DLL. I found a

    > patch
    > > with this description on Microsoft's site and installed it, but the

    > problem
    > > didn't go away. I didn't want to spend a couple of days reinstalling
    > > Windows, drivers, applications, and all that so I got hold of a $30

    > Windows
    > > Explorer clone (which works just fine) and I use Netscape to view files

    on
    > > local drives (which also works just fine). The only hole in this

    solution
    > > is that I can run dial-up networking connections but I can't configure

    > them.
    > > So if I go out of town, I won't be able to change it to dial 8 before

    the
    > > number.
    > >
    > > If I had Windows 95 there wouldn't be a problem, because Win 95 stored

    DUN
    > > configuration info in a file called Telephon.ini. This I could have

    > hacked
    > > with no problem. But Win 98 doesn't do it that way. So my question is,

    > how
    > > can I get to the DUN configuration? Registry? I'd appreciate any help

    > you
    > > could provide.
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >




  4. #4
    Bill McCarthy Guest

    Re: Dial Up Networking


    "Paul Clapham" <pclapham@core-mark.com> wrote in message
    news:394fad8a$1@news.devx.com...
    > Thanks for the info. (While Explorer may be "not the same" as IE, all of
    > the errors I get give me first a dialog box titled "Explorer" with an
    > invalid page fault followed by another dialog box titled "MS Internet
    > Explorer" saying "There was an internal error...". Everything --

    Explorer,
    > IE, DUN configuration, uses the same code base, apparently.)
    >
    > I'm installing IE 5.01 now. (Hadn't thought of that possibility.) If

    that
    > doesn't work, then I have a tossup between spending a day reinstalling
    > Windows and spending a day absorbing DUN APIs from your very
    > comprehensive-looking site. I'm a programmer, I'm pretty sure I know

    which
    > I'm going to choose...


    and that'd be reinstall windows and fix the problem, not just right a patch
    ???? <bg>



  5. #5
    Bill McCarthy Guest

    Re: Dial Up Networking

    Hi Paul,

    I think your best bet is to fix your problem with windows. Note: Explorer in
    windows is not the same as IE. If you have Active Desktop running, disable
    it, double click on the MyComputer, then double click on the
    DialUpNetworking folder. If that fails you should back up all your data and
    re-install windows or try updating to IE5.1.

    But considering you asked this in a VB api group, if you still want to go
    down the api routine, have a look at my web site
    www.TotalEnviro.com/PlatformVB

    Bill.


    "Paul Clapham" <pclapham@core-mark.com> wrote in message
    news:394e9bd9$1@news.devx.com...
    > Does anyone know how to work with dial-up networking configuration in
    > Windows 98 without going through the usual Windows Explorer process?
    >
    > Let me explain the background to this question. My Windows 98 system has

    a
    > bug in it where, when you use Internet Explorer to view files on a local
    > drive it crashes with an invalid page fault in SHELL32.DLL. I found a

    patch
    > with this description on Microsoft's site and installed it, but the

    problem
    > didn't go away. I didn't want to spend a couple of days reinstalling
    > Windows, drivers, applications, and all that so I got hold of a $30

    Windows
    > Explorer clone (which works just fine) and I use Netscape to view files on
    > local drives (which also works just fine). The only hole in this solution
    > is that I can run dial-up networking connections but I can't configure

    them.
    > So if I go out of town, I won't be able to change it to dial 8 before the
    > number.
    >
    > If I had Windows 95 there wouldn't be a problem, because Win 95 stored DUN
    > configuration info in a file called Telephon.ini. This I could have

    hacked
    > with no problem. But Win 98 doesn't do it that way. So my question is,

    how
    > can I get to the DUN configuration? Registry? I'd appreciate any help

    you
    > could provide.
    >
    >
    >




  6. #6
    Paul Clapham Guest

    Re: Dial Up Networking

    Thanks for the info. (While Explorer may be "not the same" as IE, all of
    the errors I get give me first a dialog box titled "Explorer" with an
    invalid page fault followed by another dialog box titled "MS Internet
    Explorer" saying "There was an internal error...". Everything -- Explorer,
    IE, DUN configuration, uses the same code base, apparently.)

    I'm installing IE 5.01 now. (Hadn't thought of that possibility.) If that
    doesn't work, then I have a tossup between spending a day reinstalling
    Windows and spending a day absorbing DUN APIs from your very
    comprehensive-looking site. I'm a programmer, I'm pretty sure I know which
    I'm going to choose...

    Bill McCarthy <Bill_McC@iprimus.com.au> wrote in message
    news:394f7723@news.devx.com...
    > Hi Paul,
    >
    > I think your best bet is to fix your problem with windows. Note: Explorer

    in
    > windows is not the same as IE. If you have Active Desktop running,

    disable
    > it, double click on the MyComputer, then double click on the
    > DialUpNetworking folder. If that fails you should back up all your data

    and
    > re-install windows or try updating to IE5.1.
    >
    > But considering you asked this in a VB api group, if you still want to go
    > down the api routine, have a look at my web site
    > www.TotalEnviro.com/PlatformVB
    >
    > Bill.
    >
    >
    > "Paul Clapham" <pclapham@core-mark.com> wrote in message
    > news:394e9bd9$1@news.devx.com...
    > > Does anyone know how to work with dial-up networking configuration in
    > > Windows 98 without going through the usual Windows Explorer process?
    > >
    > > Let me explain the background to this question. My Windows 98 system

    has
    > a
    > > bug in it where, when you use Internet Explorer to view files on a local
    > > drive it crashes with an invalid page fault in SHELL32.DLL. I found a

    > patch
    > > with this description on Microsoft's site and installed it, but the

    > problem
    > > didn't go away. I didn't want to spend a couple of days reinstalling
    > > Windows, drivers, applications, and all that so I got hold of a $30

    > Windows
    > > Explorer clone (which works just fine) and I use Netscape to view files

    on
    > > local drives (which also works just fine). The only hole in this

    solution
    > > is that I can run dial-up networking connections but I can't configure

    > them.
    > > So if I go out of town, I won't be able to change it to dial 8 before

    the
    > > number.
    > >
    > > If I had Windows 95 there wouldn't be a problem, because Win 95 stored

    DUN
    > > configuration info in a file called Telephon.ini. This I could have

    > hacked
    > > with no problem. But Win 98 doesn't do it that way. So my question is,

    > how
    > > can I get to the DUN configuration? Registry? I'd appreciate any help

    > you
    > > could provide.
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >




  7. #7
    Bill McCarthy Guest

    Re: Dial Up Networking


    "Paul Clapham" <pclapham@core-mark.com> wrote in message
    news:394fad8a$1@news.devx.com...
    > Thanks for the info. (While Explorer may be "not the same" as IE, all of
    > the errors I get give me first a dialog box titled "Explorer" with an
    > invalid page fault followed by another dialog box titled "MS Internet
    > Explorer" saying "There was an internal error...". Everything --

    Explorer,
    > IE, DUN configuration, uses the same code base, apparently.)
    >
    > I'm installing IE 5.01 now. (Hadn't thought of that possibility.) If

    that
    > doesn't work, then I have a tossup between spending a day reinstalling
    > Windows and spending a day absorbing DUN APIs from your very
    > comprehensive-looking site. I'm a programmer, I'm pretty sure I know

    which
    > I'm going to choose...


    and that'd be reinstall windows and fix the problem, not just right a patch
    ???? <bg>



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