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Entries for Broadband Connections

The following settings are extensions to the existing .ins file format that enables this broadband configuration. These extensions work only in the out-of-box experience (Windows Welcome) for Windows Millennium Edition. These settings replace any similar settings described in .ins entries for dial-up connections.


Type = {modem, isdn, atm, ethernet, ethernet_1483, cable(?)}

Modem, ISDN and ATM will bind entries to RAS

Modem, ISDN and Ethernet (& cable) look only for [TCP/IP] header

ATM looks for [TCP/IP] and [ATM] headers

Ethernet_1483 looks for [TCP/IP] and [Ethernet_1483] headers

PPPOE looks for [TCP/IP] and [PPPOE] headers

Name = {friendly name of the device}

Pnpid = {Plug and Play ID of the device, or for multi-function

adapters, only the configured-network device Plug and Play required}


The OEM places the device name and Plug and Play ID of the broadband device on the computer before shipping it. This information is transmitted to the Internet service provider (ISP) during user sign-up. The ISP then adds these entries to the .ins file so that the correct device is configured during sign-up.


Specify_IP_Address = {yes for static, no for DHCP}

IP_Address = {static IP address if used}

Subnet_Mask = {ip address}

Specify_DNS_Address = {yes if use, else no}

DNS List = {ip address},{ip address}, …

IP_Header_Compress = {yes if used, else no}

Gateway_On_Remote = {yes if used, else no}

Default_Gateway_List = {ip address},{ip address}, …

Domain_Name = {string},{string}, …

Host_Name = {string if used}

Domain_Suffix_Search_List = {ip address},{ip address}, …

Specify_WINS_Address = {yes,no}

WINS_List = {ip address},{ip address}, …

[PPPoverATM] or [Ethernet_1483]

Circuit_Speed = {flag}

0 = Line Rate

1 = User Specified

Or actual value of rate in kilobytes (512, 1536, 25000, 155000)

Circuit_QOS = {flag}

0 = UBR

1 = VBR

2 = CBR

3 = ABR

Circuit_Type = {0 if SVC, 1 if PVC}

Speed_Adjust = {yes or no}

QOS_Adjust = {yes or no}

Encapsulation = {flag}

0 – PPP over ATM (null encapsulation)

1 – PPP over ATM (LLC)

2 – Bridged Ethernet/802.3 (LLC/SNAP) Not defined for PPPOA

3 – Routed IPv4 (LLC/SNAP) Not defined for PPPOA

4 – Bridged Ethernet/802.3 (null encapsulation) Not defined for


5 – Routed IPv4 (null encapsulation) Not defined for PPPOA

VPI = {numeric value} Only for PVC

VCI = {numeric value}

Vendor_Config = {yes or no}

Show_Status = {yes or no}

Enable_Log = {yes or no}


PhoneNumber = NSAP address if ATM, else phone number

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