Dialup Setup - Windows XP
These settings are for new users with Windows XP. 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 - Click on the Start menu, then click on Control Panel:
Note: if you are using the Classic Start Menu, click on Start, then Settings and Control Panel:
2 - If your Control Panel is set to Category View, please click on Switch to Classic View and proceed to step 3. If your Control Panel is already set to classic view, go directly to step 3.
3 - Double-click on the Network Connections icon:
4 - You should see this window:
Click on Create a new connection.
5 - The New Connection Wizard welcome screen will will pop up:
Simply click Next to get started.
6 - Choose the first option: Connect to the Internet.
7 - Choose the second option: Set up my connection manually.
8 - Choose the first option: Connect using a dial-up modem.
9 - Name your connection.
Give a name to your dialup connection. For example, 'Earthnet', or 'My Dial-Up', or 'Home Connection', etc.
10 - Phone number to dial.
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.
11 - You may not see this screen, but if you do, choose Anyone's use and click Next.
12 - Account Information
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). Type it again in the Confirm password field.
Check the 2 boxes underneath.
13 - Finishing...
You're almost done.
Before you click Finish, check the box that says Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop.
Now you can go ahead and click Finish.
14 - Connect
Close out all windows, and find the icon on your desktop that stands for the dialup connection you just created. It will be named after the connection name you picked during step 9.
Double-click on that icon, and click the Dial button:
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.