How to set up a Dial-up Internet Connection
This walkthrough outlines the process that is needed to get your computer, using Windows 2000, connected to the Internet using a regular dial-up modem. In this walkthrough we will be using the Microsoft Internet Connection Wizard.
Step 1: Create a Dial-up Networking Connection
a) Click Start.
b) Choose Settings.
c) Choose Control Panel.
d) Double-click Network and Dial up Connections.
e) Double-click Make New Connection.
f) Click Next.
g) Click on the second option that says "Dial-up to the Internet Connect to the Internet using my phone line (modem or ISDN)".
Figure 1 - Make New Connection Step 3
h) Click Next.
i) Choose the last option "I want to set up my Internet connection manually, or I want to connect through a local area network (LAN)".
Figure 2 - Make New Connection Step 4
j) Click Next.
k) Choose the option that says "I connect through a phone line and a modem".
Figure 3 - Make New Connection Step 5
l) Click Next.
m) 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, as shown in Figure 6.
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 4 - Make New Connection Step 6
n) Click on the Advanced button. In the new window, click on the Addresses tab. Ensure that Server Assigned IP Address has a dot beside it as well as My ISP Automatically provides a Domain Name Server (DNS) address.
Figure 5 - Make New Connection Step 7
o) Click OK, then click Next.
p) You will then be prompted for your username and password, please enter them in the appropriate fields..
Figure 6 - Make New Connection Step 8
q) Click Next.
r) You will then be prompted for a Connection name, type TeraByte .
Figure 7 - Make New Connection Step 9
s) Click Next.
t) You will then be prompted to set up an Internet mail account, click No.
Figure 8 - Make New Connection Step 10
u) Click Next.
v) Remove the check mark from To connect to the Internet immediately, select this box and then click Finish.
w) Click Finish.
x) When you are ready to connect open the Network and Dialup Connections Window, double-click the new icon called TeraByte and click the Connect button.