How to set up a Dial-up Internet Connection
This walkthrough outlines the process that is needed to get your computer, using Windows ME, connected to the Internet using a regular dial-up modem.
Step 1: Open Dial-up Networking
a) Double-click the My Computer icon located on your desktop.
b) Double-click Control Panels.
c) Double-click Dial-up Networking.
Step 2: Create a Dial-up Networking connection
a) Double-click the Make New Connection icon.
b) You will be prompted to Type a Name for the computer you are dialing, type TeraByte. This will be the name of the new connection you're creating.
c) Ensure that your dialup modem is displayed in the Select a device drop down list.
Figure 1 - Make New Connection Step 1
d) Click Next.
e) You will then be prompted to Type the phone number for the computer you want to call, type your local access number in the field provided.
NOTE: If you subscribe to Call Waiting on your phone line, ensure that it is disabled. If this service is not disabled while you're connected to the Internet, an incoming call will disconnect the modem.
Figure 2 - Make New Connection Step 2
f) Click Next.
g) Click the Finish button.
Figure 3 - Make New Connection Step 3
Step 2: Edit the TeraByte Internet Connection
a) From the Dial-up Networking window double-click the new TeraByte icon.
b) Click the Properties button.
Figure 4 - Connect To TeraByte
c) Remove the check mark from Use area code and Dialing Properties.
Figure 5 - TeraByte Properties
d) Click on the Networking tab, ensure that only Enable software compression and TCP/IP have check marks beside them.
Figure 6 - TeraByte Properties
e) Click on the TCP/IP Settings button in the bottom right hand corner.
f) Ensure that both Server Assigned IP Address and Server Assigned Name Server Addresses are selected.
Figure 7 - TCP/IP Settings
g) Click OK twice, until your are back at the TeraByte Connect To window.
h) Enter your username and password.
i) When you're ready to connect to the Internet click the Connect button.
Figure 8 - Connect To...