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New 56k Access Numbers
for Command Design Dial-Up Customers

[Please check with your Systems Administrator before changing any settings on company-owned equipment.]

If you have a 56k modem that uses the K56Flex (Rockwell/Lucent) technology, here are 31 new local access numbers available for you.

Atlanta (770)671-1112

Cambridge (617)503-9300

Charlotte (704)370-6619

Chicago (312)895-9696

Cleveland (216)263-1160

Culver City (310)313-2874

Dallas (972)404-0884

Deerfield Beach (561)962-0400

Fairfax (703)385-2590

Ft. Lauderdale (954)745-0025

Ft. Worth (817)317-0135

Hartford (860)692-9429

Hilliard (614)777-2980

Houston (713)970-4200

Hyattsville (301)699-9190

Indianapolis (317)916-8744

Miami (305)908-9306

N. Hollywood (818)752-8238

Nashville (615)367-1708

Newport Beach (714)251-0743

Phoenix (602)952-0999

Raleigh (919)831-1210

Rochelle Park (201)368-8135

SAINT LOUIS (314)613-6236

San Diego (619)614-0113

San Francisco (415)291-0290

San Mateo (650)596-0616

Santa Clara (408)980-0643

Van Nuys (818)779-1535

Wall Street (212)298-8560

West Palm Beach (561)515-1801

For complete instructions on changing your access number and the new way you will need to access these numbers, see the instructions below for your computer type and operating system.

Here are some frequently-asked-questions (FAQs) about 56k modem connections and performance:

What's the advantage of upgrading to a 56K modem?
With a 56K modem and a compatible 56K access number, you should see consistently faster connections than with a 28.8K or 33.6K modem.  

Why are there two different types of 56K access numbers listed?
Currently, there are two standards for 56K modems: X2 and K56Flex. These two technologies are not compatible with each other. If you have an X2 modem, it will not perform as expected on a K56Flex access number and vice versa. Analysts predict the communications industry will choose a market standard sometime in early 1998.  

Will I be able to connect consistently at 56K?
No. A download speed of 56Kbps is possible only in perfect laboratory conditions. There are many factors that can affect connection speeds including the phone lines in your home or office, the lines leading from your building to the telephone switches, and the telephone switches themselves. In addition, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations limit current data transmission speeds to 53 Kbps. The average connection speed you'll see with a 56K modem and access number will be in the mid-forties.

Another important fact to note is that the higher connection speeds only apply to downloads. Your upload (sending information such as e-mail, home page files, etc.) speed will still be limited to 33.6 Kbps.  

If I can't connect at 56K, why should I bother upgrading to a new modem?
Even though you can't connect at 56 Kbps, a 45 Kbps connection is still considerably higher than a 28.8 Kbps connection.  

Is there any way I can use the 56K access numbers without having to purchase a new modem?
You can still connect to a 56K access number with a 14.4K, 28.8K, or 33.6K modem; however, you won't see an increase in speed. You can even connect with an incompatible 56K modem, but you won't see speeds higher than 33.6 Kbps. Some 33.6K modems can be upgraded to 56K. Please check with your modem manufacturer before you purchase a new one.

Instructions for updating the access number in your dialer:

Windows 95 Dial-Up Networking:

1.Click on the "Start" button. Go to Programs\Accessories\Dial-Up Scripting Tool. Note: If you do not find the Dial-Up Scripting Tool in your Start menu, skip to #5.

2.Select your SPRYNET Connection in the "Connections:" box.

3.Delete the path to the "sprynet.scp" file under "Script" and "File name:"

4.Click on "Apply" then "Close."

5.Click on the "Start" button. Go to Programs\Accessories\Dial-Up Networking.

6.Right click on your SPRYNET Connection icon.

7.Select "Properties."

Note: If you skipped to step #5 because you did not find the Dial-Up Scripting Tool, follow these steps before proceeding: 1.Select the "Scripting" Tab. 2.Delete the path to the "sprynet.scp". 3.Select the "General" Tab.

8.Enter your area code in the "Area code:" field.

9.Enter the new SPRYNET number in the "Telephone number:" field.

10.Click "OK."

11.Double click on your SPRYNET Connection. Don't dial.

12.Click on the "Dial Properties" button.

13.In the second field ("The area code is:"), enter your area code.

14.Click "OK."

15.For "Username" enter the login ID in lower case as shown below: Example:

16.For "Password" enter the login password assigned in lower case as shown below: Example: much9buy

17.Click "Connect."

SPRYNET Dialer for Windows 3.x:

1.Locate and double-click on AIRDIAL.EXE in your "sprynet\bin" directory.

2.In the "Network" pull-down menu, choose "Login Setup."

3.For "Username" enter the Login ID in lower case. Example:

4.For "Password" enter your password in lower case. Example: buy3snif

5.For "Login Method:" choose "None".

6.Click "OK"

7.In the "Network" pull-down menu, choose "Dialer Settings."

8.Enter the new phone number. If the new number is within your area code, do not add the area code.

9.Click "OK."

Macintosh Dialers:

Instructions for OT PPP

1.Click on the "Apple menu" in the upper left corner of the desktop, and drag down to highlight Control Panels (if using OS 8.0 highlight Control Panels in the drop-down menu).

2.From the Control Panels list that drops down select "PPP." (If you are not using OT PPP, please see the instructions at the end of this instruction).

3.With OT PPP open, make sure that "Registered User" is selected.

4.For "Name" or "Username" enter the login ID information in lower case.
Example: (If UIC is mentioned it is referring to the first part of the information in the login ID: . HOST is your assigned server, such as spry05.)

5.For "Password" enter the "login password" in lower case. Example: give4moth

6.Click the "Save Password" button to have your password remembered.

7.For the "Number" field enter the local dial-up number for your area.

8.Click on the "Options" button, then the "Protocol" tab.

9.Check the first two boxes marked "Allow error correction & compression in modem" and "Use TCP header compression."

10.Click "OK."

11.Click on "PPP" in the menu bar and select "Modem."

12.For the "Connect Via" setting, select "Modem Port." In the "Setup Field" make sure your specific modem is selected from the drop-down menu. If it is not, click on the drop-down arrows and choose the correct modem.

13.Sound: "ON" 14.Dialing Method: "Tone" 15.Close by clicking on the close button in the upper left corner of the window (Save changes when prompted).

You are now configured to connect to SPRYNET.

For all other dialers:

1.Open the dialer you are using and locate the "Script" button.

2.In the script screen adjust all toggle boxes in the left column to be set for either "Send" or "Out."

3.Delete all dialog from the script (the center column of boxes).

4.Uncheck all carriage return boxes.

5.Click "OK."

6.Locate the "Authentication" button and click to open.

7.For "Name" or "Username" enter the login ID information in lower case. Example: (If UIC is mentioned it is referring to the first part of the information in the login ID: . HOST is your assigned server, such as spry05.)

8.For "Password" enter the "login password" in lower case. Example: give4moth

9.Click "OK." 10.Click the "Connect" button to connect to the Internet.



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