Dialup Setup - Windows 2000
These settings are for new users with Windows 2000. These instructions are also helpful for those who are experiencing connection problems and need to reset their dial-up networking settings. This step is the first step to take in order to establish an internet connection with Earthnet using your dial-up modem.
1 - From the Start menu, click Settings, and choose Control Panel :
2 - Double-click on the Network and Dial-up Connections icon:
3 - Double-click on the Make New Connection icon:
4 - The Welcome to the Netword Connection Wizard screen should pop up:
Simply click the Next button.
5 - Choose the 2nd radio button, called Dial-up to the Internet.
6 - The Welcome to the Internet Connection Wizard screen should greet you:
Choose the 3rd radio button: I want to set up my connection manually...
7 - Setting up your Internet Connection:
Choose the first option: I connect through a phone line and a modem.
8 - Choose Modem
Make sure you have a valid modem selected under Select a modem to use to connect to the Internet. If nothing is showing in this drop-down box, you probably need to either buy a dialup modem, or to install the proper drivers for your dialup modem. Please check your modem documentation to find out how to install it properly.
Select the appropriate modem (most likely the first entry there) and click Next.
9 - Telephone number
Type in the dialup access phone number in the Telephone number box.
Click here to find out which local dialup access number you should use. Avoid using a long-distance phone number for your dialup access, otherwise you will be charged long distance by your long distance carrier company for the time you are connected to the Internet.
Make sure the box called Use Telephony dialing properties in UN-checked.
10 - Username and password
Enter your Earthnet dialup username in the User name box. Your Earthnet dialup username is usually the same as your email address - firstname.lastname@example.org for example.
Enter your Earthnet password in the Password box, very carefully and with the Caps Lock key turned OFF (since your password is case sensitive)
11 - Name your connection
Type in Earthnet for the connection name (this is merely a nickname that you give to your dialup connection, it does not need to match Earthnet, you can call it 'My Dialup connection', or 'Home', etc.).
12 - Set up your internet mail account?
Choose NO and click Next (to setup your email account, please visit the email support section).
13 - Last Step
You can now click Finish.
14 - From the Start menu, click Settings, and choose Control Panel :
15 - Double-click on the Network and Dial-up Connection icon:
16 - You should now see a new icon, labeled Earthnet (or whatever name you gave to your connection during step 11)
Right-click on the Earthnet icon and select Create Shortcut.
17 - The following message will pop-up.
Click Yes, since what we're trying to do now is - precisely - to create a shortcut to your dialup connection on your desktop, for easy access.
18 - Close all windows. You should see an icon on your desktop labeled Earthnet. It's the shortcut to your Dial-up connection we just created. Double-click on that icon and...CLICK CONNECT!
The modem will now dial the dialup access number, go through a serie of high-pitched noises, then tell you that you are successfully connected to Earthnet.