How to Get the Wildcat! Navigator Up and Running

2 February 1997


These instructions are written presuming you already know how to use Windows, Windows95 or WindowsNT. They do not explain basic Windows desktop operations. They are for users operating an IBM compatible PC. For Mac users and UNIX users, send email to vann.norred@pikespeak.com.

1. If you are using an ANSI Terminal Program for Dial-in (719) 447-1322

447-1322 is the lead number in the roll-over sequence for multiple lines. Dial into the Pikes Peak Online system (pikespeak.com) using at least a 9600 baud modem or faster. Your settings should be 8-N-1 and your download protocol should be ZMODEM. Your Terminal emulation should be ANSI or BBS ANSI.

A. Select the File Area Menu and download the appropriate file for your operating system as shown in paragraph 4 below.

  1. From the main menu, select "F" for the File Area Menu.
  2. Then from the Files Menu, select "D" for Download a File.
  3. Then type the name of the appropriate File and follow the prompts from there.

B. When the selected file is downloaded, logoff of the Pikes Peak Online system and locate where the downloaded file is on your computer.

C. Create a temporary directory on your computer and place the downloaded file in this temporary directory.

D. If you are not in a Windows operating system, start Windows, Window95 or WindowsNT as appropriate for your computer. Shut down all programs that are running in the background. The downloaded program is a self-extracting Zipped file and will extract in the temporary directory when it is executed with the RUN command. From the Windows desktop, RUN the downloaded program. One of the extracted files will be "SETUP.EXE". RUN SETUP.EXE found in that temporary directory. This will automatically install the Wildcat! Navigator And the Microsoft Internet Explorer if you have chosen to download the option that includes the Browser.

E. You are now ready to configure the Wildcat! Navigator, so go to paragraph 5 below named "Configuring Wildcat! Navigator"

2. If you are using an Internet Browser

A. Browse the site http://www.pikespeak.com. Login to the site using Dynamic HTML. There is a prompt to do this on the home page. As soon as you enter your name and enter a password, you will be classified as a "NEWUSER". Choose the File Libraries Buttonbar and go to the "Wildcat Navigator" File Area.

B. Download the appropriate file for your operating system as shown in paragraph 4 below. Use the download toolbar button or the pulldown menu to do this.

C. Then follow the instructions in subparagraphs B through E in paragraph 1 above

3. If you are using FTP (this site supports anonymous FTP)

A. FTP to pikespeak.com.

B. Login as anonymous.

C Change directory to Wildcat Navigator.

D. GET the appropriate file for your operating system as shown in paragraph 4 below.

E. Then follow the instructions in subparagraphs B through E in paragraph 1 above.

4. Wildcat Navigator File Options available for Download

A. WCNAV31.EXE Wildcat! Navigator for Windows 3.x users - ALL clients included

B. WCNAV31I.EXE Wildcat! Navigator for Windows 3.x users - Browser NOT included.

C. WCNAV95.EXE Wildcat! Navigator for Windows95 users - ALL clients included.

D. WCNAV95I.EXE Wildcat! Navigator for Windows95 users - Browser NOT included.

E. WCNAVNT.EXE Wildcat! Navigator for WindowsNT users - ALL clients included.

F. WCNAVNTI.EXE Wildcat! Navigator for WindowsNT users - Browser NOT included.

5. Configuring Wildcat! Navigator

A. It is recommended that for convenience, the Wildcat! Navigator Icon (Yellow Sextant) be placed on the desktop.

B. It is assumed at this time that your PORT speed and Modem setup is correct for Windows/Windows95/WindowsNT. It is essential that these settings be correct before proceeding to the actual set up of the Wildcat! Navigator.

C. Open the window for the Wildcat! Connection Manager by double clicking on the Wildcat! Navigator Icon. There will be 2 entries in the window, one a dial-in and one a Winsock entry for Mustang Online (Mustang Software). Since it is unlikely that you will need to call Mustang Software, and to avoid an inadvertent long distance charge, it is recommended that you delete these entries. These can be deleted by highlighting them and then pressing the delete key. You may want to look at the properties pages for each of these as examples, before you delete them, since you will be creating similar properties pages for each user who will use this computer (See paragraph H below).

D. Click on the VIEW pull down menu and then the OPTIONS menu.

E. Select the appropriate COM port for your modem, i.e. COM1 or COM2, etc., and then click on EDIT.

F. Set the speed appropriately for your modem. For Windows 3.1 users, if you have not replaced the com drivers for this operating system, you will most likely be limited to 19,200 bps. Microsoft corrected this problem in Windows 3.11, and the appropriate speed for the modem can be used.

MODEM BAUD COM PORT SETTING
9600 38,400
14,400 57,600
28,800 115,200
33,600 115,200

Replacement com drivers are available on this system for download. If you use these to replace the existing com driver for Windows 3.1, you can then come back to this setting and increase the speed to the appropriate value shown in the table above.

G. Click on the Connection index tab. If your modem requires a unique initialization string, correct the Init String entries in this dialog box.

H. Click on OK. Then select the Browser index tab. The navigator should have found your browser when it was installed. If it did not, then click the SEARCH buttonbar or Browse to identify the browser you desire to be used. Check to make sure it is functional by clicking the TEST buttonbar. Then click the RESET ASSOCIATIONS buttonbar.

I. Click on OK and exit back to the Wildcat! Navigator main white screen. Now you are ready to configure dial-in entries for each person that will use the computer for accessing Pikes Peak Online. Click on the Connections pull down menu and select NEW for a new entry. Fill in the appropriate blanks and click on OK. You can make as many line entries as you like, one for each user that is going to use this computer. Remember, that sending and receiving E-mail can become quite confusing if several users are using the same Login name. Guaranteed that one person's mail will be read by another person and the intended recipient will not get their mail when they Login, since the system will think you have already read it. So be forewarned, use a "community" Login name at your own risk. A normal group of entries here might be:

Pikes Peak Online-John
447-1322
John Smith
(password)
COM1

Pikes Peak Online-Ken
447-1322
Ken Smith
(password)
COM1

Pikes Peak Online-Jan
447-1322
Jan Smith
(password)
COM1

etc., etc., etc.

Note that the password entry may be left blank if multiple persons are using the same computer and each user then will be prompted by the system to type their password when they Login. This will prevent the multiple users from using the wrong Login.

As many line entries may be added as you desire. Click on OK after each properties page has been completed.

I. This concludes the configuration for optimum performance. Selecting the appropriate line entry from the Connection Manager window should dial Pikes Peak Online, connect and bring up your browser, logging you into the system automatically.

Vann Norred
vann.norred@pikespeak.com