Configuring Trumpet Winsock v2.1f

Decide where you want to put Trumpet on your hard disk. C:\TRUMPET or C:\INTERNET\TRUMPET might be good choices. Create the directory, put TWSK21F.ZIP there, and unzip it. The Trumpet directory must be in your DOS path. It would be a good idea to edit your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. If you've never done this before, first exit Windows. At the DOS prompt, type "edit C:\autoexec.bat". Find the PATH line, which should look something like:

PATH C:\WINDOWS;C:\DOS

Simply add ;C:\TRUMPET (or whatever) right onto the end of it. Then you'll need to reboot.

Now, back in Windows, run the TCPMAN.EXE program in the Trumpet directory. (Just double click it in File Manager.) You be presented with the License terms, which you should read and accept. Next you will be given the Setup dialog.

Here are the correct entries to make on the Setup dialog. Anything not listed here should left as it stands.

  • Name Server: 205.216.82.1 205.216.82.2
  • Domain Suffix: datasync.com
  • Internal PPP: checked
  • SLIP Port: The number of the COM port your modem is on: 1 = COM1, 2 = COM2, etc.
  • Baud Rate: For a 28.8Kbps modem, leave it at 38400. For a 14.4Kbps modem, enter 19200. For 9600 and lower, enter the modem speed.

Next, you'll need to make a few changes to the login script. In TCPMAN, select Dialler..Edit Scripts. Bring up LOGIN.CMD. Make the following changes and save it:

  • Change the value of $userprompt from sername: to ogin:
  • Change the value of $prompt from > to eginning....
  • Delete the if %ppp line and everything below it.

If you aren't comfortable editing the script, you can download ftp://ftp.datasync.com/pub/datasync/login.cmd and put it in place of the stock LOGIN.CMD.

You may notice the File..PPP Options menu selection. Do not check the Use Password Authentication Protocol box or enter anything in this dialog.

To make a PPP connection, select Dialler..Login. The first time you do this, you'll be prompted for three things. First is the phone number. Enter one of the following numbers:

  • (228) 382-1300 if you are in Biloxi, D'Iberville, or Jackson County
  • (228) 364-1300 if you are in Gulfport, western Harrison County, or Hancock County
  • (334) 476-8154 if you are in the Mobile area

Call Waiting note: To avoid being disconnected by an incoming call, place the Call Waiting deactivation code, *70 and a comma before the dialup phone number. Example: *70,452-0010. Do not do this if you don't have Call Waiting on the line to which your modem is connected.

Next you'll enter your login ID and password. The username must be entered in all lower case. The password is also case-sensitive.

The phone number, login, and password will be saved so you never have to enter them again. If one of these values should need changing, select Dialler..1 setup.cmd from the menu and re-enter anything that needs changing.

If you get a Modem not responding message, you may be trying the wrong COM port. Select File..Setup and try a different COM port number in the SLIP Port box. Be sure to exit and restart TCPMAN after changing this.

Another possible cause of the Modem not responding error is an incorrect modem initialization string. If this appears to be the problem, select Dialler..Edit Scripts in TCPMAN and pick LOGIN.CMD. Look for this line:

$modemsetup = "&c1&k3"

&c1&k3 is the modem initialization string. If you know the right initialization string for your modem, put it there. Other strings that usually work are:

  • q0v1e1s0=0(for most 14.4Kbps modems)
  • &f (load factory defaults for any modem)

2400 baud modems will need another modification to the LOGIN.CMD file. Bring up LOGIN.CMDas described above, and find this line:

wait %onlinetimeout dcd

Comment out this line by placing a # in front of it, and save the file.

If you see something like:

PPP session from (xxx.xxx.xx.xx) to xxx.xxx.xx.xxx beginning....
Script completed
PPP ENABLED

then you're in business. You can verify it by running the TRUMPING program in the Trumpet directory. At the host: prompt, enter datasync.com. You should see it mapped to a numeric address and see some activity as the ping return times are measured.

Once connected, you can bring up and use your Internet applications. Please note that Trumpet's only function is to make the PPP link; once established you should minimize it and leave it alone until you're ready to disconnect.

To close the PPP connection and hang up, select Dialler..Bye from the TCPMAN menu.

Another thing in TCPMAN you might check out is Dialler..Options. You can have TCPMAN dial and connect as soon as TCPMAN is brought up, or have it dial and hang up on demand as you open and close Windows Sockets applications.

One final reminder -- Trumpet Winsock v2.1f is shareware and has a time lock which will render it unusable after 30 days, unless you register. The Special..Register menu selection in TCPMAN allows you to register your copy via Internet e-mail if you have a major credit card.

  
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