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How to Setup Windows XP Dial-Up Networking For Internet Chicago

These instructions provide a step-by-step guide to help you get set up in Windows XP (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. Click the Start button; select All Programs, Accessories, Communications, and then New Connection Wizard..

2. The Welcome to the Network Connection Wizard will appear. Click the Next button.

Network and Dial-up Connections Window

3. The Network Connection Type window will appear. Select Connect to Internet from the available connection types and click the Next button.

This is where you select the connection type

4. The Getting Ready wizard will appear. Select Set up my connection manually. Click the Next button.

Connect using your phone line, for modem users

5. The Internet Connection window will appear next. Select Connect using a dial-up modem and click the Next button.

Enter the dial-up number you're going to use and then click Advanced

6. The Connection Name window will appear. In the ISP Name box input Internet Chicago using your keyboard and click the Next button.

Advanced Connection Properties (Connection Tab)

7. The Phone Number to Dial window will appear. In the phone number box type in the local Internet Chicago access number. This number was given to you when you signed up. It is determined by your location and can be found by clicking here. Click the Next button.

Advanced Connection Properties (Advanced Tab)

8. The Internet Account Information window will appear. In the User name box enter in your Login ID in the login name, or user ID box. Make sure you type it in as it appears. In the Password box enter your Password. Make sure you enter it in as it appears. (NOTE: Passwords are case sensitive) In the Confirm password box type in your password again as you typed it in the Password box above it. Click the Next button.

Enter your username and password

9.The Completing the New Connection Wizard will appear. A check mark should be in the box Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop. Click the Finish button.
Complete Configuration

Getting Connected:

Double click on the Internet Chicago icon on your desktop. The Connect Internet Chicago window will appear. The User name, Password and Phone Number should already be filled in for you. Click the Dial button.

Creating a shortcut

The Connecting to Internet Chicago window will appear. You will see the window display the Internet Chicago access number you are dialing into.

Connect to Internet Chicago

This window will be followed by the Verifying username and password window.

Once you are connected you should see an icon on your taskbar by the clock. It will appear as two computer monitors. If you see this icon you are connected to the Internet. You can now use Internet Explorer to view the Web or you can configure Outlook Express for your e-mail.

Disconnecting from The Internet:

When you're done and would like to disconnect from 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.


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