Setup Windows 2000 Dial-Up Networking For Internet Chicago
These instructions provide
a step-by-step guide to help you get set up in Windows 2000 (Professional,
Server, or Advanced Server editions) to connect to Internet Chicago.
This also shows you how to connect for the first time and disconnect
when you're finished to get you started.
Below, we also show
you how to make it easy to connect from your Windows Desktop, and
how to disconnect when you're through using the Internet.
1. In your Windows
Start Menu, go to Settings and select Network and
Dial-Up Connections as shown here.
on the Make New Connection icon located in this folder.
3. Select Dial-Up
to the Internet from the options presented to you in the wizard.
Then, click Next.
4. Choose to
connect by using your phone line when prompted. Then, click
5. Once inside
the Internet Connection Wizard, enter the local phone number
you wish to dial into (when choosing the local number for you, be
sure to check with your local telephone company to see that it is
considered a "local" call - the number shown below is an actual
dial-up number of ours, but it's only there as an example).
When you're finished
filling in this screen, click the Advanced button.
6. After clicking
the Advanced button, an Advanced Connection Properties
dialog will come up.
On the Connection
tab, ensure that PPP is selected, and that you put a check in the
box that says Disable LCP Extensions.
7. Then, switch
over to the Addresses tab. Under IP Address make sure
that Internet service provider automatically provides one
is selected. Under DNS server address make sure that My
ISP automatically provides a Domain Name Server (DNS) address
When finished, click
OK to get back to the phone number box. Then, click Next.
8. Enter the
username and password you were assigned to connect to Internet CHicago.
Make sure that these are both in all lower-case letters. Make sure
that the Caps Lock light is off on your keyboard to ensure you're
typing this correctly. When finished, click Next.
You'll then be prompted
to give this connection a name. Type in Internet Chicago
for the name of this connection.
||9. Save this configuration and complete the process by clicking
the Finish button once you've reached this part.
10. You'll notice
a Internet Chicago icon now appears in the Network and
Dial-Up Connections folder. You can use this directly to get
connected by double-clicking on it, or to make it easier, you can
create a "shortcut" to it from your desktop. Here's how:
|Right-click on the icon to make a menu of options pop up.
Select Create Shortcut from this menu. This will prompt
you to let Windows know if you would like a shortcut placed
on the desktop. When asked, click Yes.
An icon, such as the one
shown here will appear on your desktop. To connect to Internet
Chicago, just double-click on it.
If you've come this
far, you have successfully finished setting up your Microsoft Windows
2000 computer to connect to Internet Chicago!
more information to help you learn what to do next...
Once you open that
shortcut from your desktop, you'll see this screen prompt you, verifying
the number, and giving you the option to change properties, cancel,
or dial right up. To connect, simply click Dial.
Windows will let you
know that you're connected, and at this point, it's up to you what
you do next.
Once this far, you
can use any Internet application you like. For example, you might
choose to go browsing on the Web using Internet Explorer, or read
your e-mail by using Outlook or Outlook Express.
When you're done and
would like to disconnect form Internet Chicago, you can simply right-click
on the Connection Status icon in your System Tray (the area with
the small icons by your clock). When you do that, a menu will pop
up allowing you to disconnect from right there.