Setting up Microsoft NetMeeting  

To use NetMeeting you will need the following:

  1. A PC or a Mac running Virtual PC with a sound-card, microphone and speakers (a headphone with an attached microphone is easier)
  2. Minimum 90MHz processor
  3. 16 megabytes (MB) of RAM for Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98
    24 megabytes (MB) of RAM for Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0 (Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3 or later is required to enable sharing programs on Windows NT.)
  4. Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.01 or later (please note that version 4.0 is not enough - it must be 4.01 or later)
  5. A good internet connection (28.8 kbps modem or faster)


Installing Microsoft NetMeeting 3.01. Please follow these steps. Please note: If you are using Windows XP you already have NetMeeting installed. Go to C:\Program Files\NetMeeting and double-click on the conf.exe file there; that will install NetMeeting. If conf.exe does not yet exist on your computer please install NetMeeting from your Windows XP CD-ROM - the version of NetMeeting available below will not install on Windows XP.

First read through all of the following steps, and print this page out if you feel it will help you. Then

Get NetMeeting! Download NetMeeting from here:

When it asks you "Open [or run] this file from its current location" or "Save to disk", choose "Save this file from its current location" and remember where you are saving it onto your hard disk.

When it has finished downloading onto your hard-drive, find the file again (it will be called nm301.exe) and double-click on it. When it asks you if you want to install NetMeeting answer "Yes", then click on "Next" or "Finish" to all of the questions.

When this has finished, start NetMeeting. You can do this by going to "Start" (in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen), then "Programs". NetMeeting should appear in the list of programs on your computer.

    Finding NetMeeting on your computer

    (On some computers you may have to look in "Start" - "Programs" - "Accessories" - "Communications"). Click on the NetMeeting icon when you have found it. You will then see the following window:

You are then told what NetMeeting can do for you

Click on the "Next" button. You will then see the following window:

Enter your name and other details

Enter your name, e-mail address etc., and click on "Next". You will then see the following window:

All of these settings are fine!

Make sure that the "Log on to the directory server when NetMeeting starts" button is ticked, and select from the drop-down menu. Then click on "Next". You will then see:

Set your correct modem speed

Choose the correct modem speed, and click "Next". You will then see:

Accepting these settings makes it easy for you to find NetMeeting

All of this is fine, so click "Next" again! You will then see:

Let NetMeeting set up your audio for you!

This tells you that NetMeeting will set up your audio for you. Please click "Next", even if you don't have audio. If you don't have audio at this time you can still make use of the text-chat features, and add audio at a later date. The next screen you see will be:

NetMeeting detects your system components

NetMeeting will automatically find the best setting for you, so just click "Next" (the settings on your computer may look different than on the photo above.)

Click on "Test"

When you see this, first click on "Test". You should be able to hear music now. If you can't hear music, make sure your speakers are turned on and the volume is turned up. When you have heard the music, click "Stop":

Then click "Stop" when you have heard the music

After you have clicked "Stop", click "Next", and you will see:

Now it will set your microphone level

Now speak into your microphone; NetMeeting will set the correct microphone volume for you. Then click "Next". You will see:

And then you are finished and ready to use NetMeeting!

This means you are finished, and are now ready to use NetMeeting. Click on "Finish", and NetMeeting will start.You are now ready to call our reception or join our chat area. To do so, please click here.


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