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Internet Connection Tab

When you install Your SOFTWARE, the installation process will establish an Internet connection to enable you to download data.

If you change your internet provider or connection, you will need to enter these changes in the Connection tab of Application Settings.

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Dialup Connection

Use the Connect to the Internet using a Modem option if you connect to the Internet using a modem.

Click on the drop down menu to select your dial up connection. Normally, your current Internet Service Provider’s (ISP) details will populate this drop-down list.

To change your ISP’s connection settings, or add an additional Internet connection, click on the Settings button, the Internet Connection Settings dialog will open:

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The Dial Up Networking group will allow you to Add an additional connection or adjust the Properties of an existing connection.

New Connection

Click Add to establish an additional connection using the New Connection Wizard. The wizard will prompt you to enter details such as type of connection, phone number and the name you want to use for the connection.

Note - The New Connection Wizard is provided courtesy of Microsoft Windows. Find out more about the Add and Properties functions by consulting the Dial Up Networking section of your Windows documentation.

Auto-Dial

If your dial-up internet connection is not open when an Update Manager request is made, Your SOFTWARE will automatically open your dial-up connection using the settings made in the Dial-up Networking section and perform the data update.

If the connection was initiated using this facility, the connection will remain open after the Update Manager's download is completed.

If you do not want the connection to remain open (for instance if you have a limited number of pre-paid hours of dial-up service per month) you can check the Disconnect when Complete if connection initiated selection to ensure that Your SOFTWARE automatically disconnects from the Internet as soon as it completes the download, this will minimize your time spent on-line.

Note - If your internet connection is open before the Update Manager request is made, the system will detect the open connection and this setting will not apply

The Update Manager download will take place and the connection will remain open, regardless of whether the Disconnect setting in the Auto-Dial section is on or off.

Dial-up Services and Proxy Servers

Some ISPs require proxy addresses for their data services.

While this practice is now rather unusual, some users may have to enter their proxy server details using the Advanced Connection Settings dialog box, see discussion below.

LAN Connection

Use the Connect to the Internet using a Local Area Network options if you are connecting via a private network LAN connection.

Also select Connect to the Internet using a Local Area Network if you are connecting via ADSL (Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line), broad-band Cable or Wire-less connections.

For connection to LANS using ISA (Internet Security and Acceleration) Server technology, checking the box for Connect to the Internet using a Local Area Network will be sufficient for Your SOFTWARE to establish a connection on via the LAN.

If your computer does not use its own direct connection to the Internet, such as if it shares a connection across a local network, click on the Advanced Connection Settings button to specify its proxy server settings.

Connection Protocol Issues

The default connection protocol setting is HTTP, the most common method of internet connections. Refer to the Connection Type section of this help for more information.

However, if you prefer to use the FTP connection protocol, note that most ADSL or Wire-less connections will require Passive Mode FTP to be selected in the Other Settings area of the Advanced Connection Settings dialog.

Advanced Connection Settings

The Advanced Connection Settings dialog will allow you to do the following:

  1. Change than the default HTTP protocol to FTP
  2. Specify and configure a Proxy Server (if required)
  3. Specify Passive Mode FTP as your communications protocol connection mode (if FTP is selected as your connection protocol)

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Specify Proxy Settings

Select the checkbox to Access the Internet using a Proxy Server if the LAN you are attached to requires a proxy server to be used.

In some instances, Dial-up ISPs will require a Proxy Server address to be specified (now rare).

Address and Port

Manually enter the Address and Port settings for the Proxy Server in the text boxes provided.

This can be either an FTP or HTTP address, depending on which protocol type is employed.

The addresses and port details will be available from your systems administrator.

User Name and Password

Proxy servers are normally used by more than one individual and generally require individual User Names and Passwords for each connection.

If you do not know your User Name or Password, contact your Systems Administrator.

Advanced Proxy Settings

If the Proxy Server requires a different address for the two protocol types, users must manually enter these details using the Advanced Proxy Settings dialog.

Click on the Proxy Settings' Advanced button to manually enter the FTP and HTTP addresses for the two Proxy Servers.

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FTP Address and Port

Manually enter the FTP server's Address and Port settings in the text boxes provided.

The address and port details will be available from your systems administrator.

HTTP Address and Port

Manually enter the HTTP server's Address and Port settings in the text boxes provided. These settings will differ from the FTP server's settings.

The address and port details will be available from your systems administrator.

Connection Type

Two Internet Protocols are available to connect Your Software to the HUBB Server: FTP and HTTP

FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

Use of the FTP protocol has in recent years become increasingly constrained by anti-virus software, restrictive fire-wall settings and other internet security measures.

HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol)

As a result, Your SOFTWARE now uses the HTTP protocol as its default connection setting to the HUBB Server.

This default setting can be changed, but it is not recommended as the FTP setting has been found to have lower performance.

Other Settings

If the Connection Type is set to FTP, the Passive Mode FTP option is available, this section is disabled when the default Connection Type (FTP) is selected.

Passive Mode FTP is a more secure form of data transfer in which the flow of data is set up and initiated by the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client rather than by the FTP server program.

Most ADSL (Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line) or Wire-less (Wi-Fi) connections require Passive Mode FTP to be selected.

You can also specify Passive Mode FTP if your computer does not use its own direct connection to the Internet, such as if it shares a connection across a local network.

Note - Cable Broad-Band connections do not require Passive Mode FTP.

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