Dialup Connection Setup

Windows 95/98 Setup Instructions

  1. Double click 'My Computer' on your Desktop.
  2. Double click 'Dialup Networking' inside My Computer.
  3. Double click on 'Make New Connection'.
  4. You will be asked to type a name for the computer you're dialing. Type in 'gcccomputers.com' and click 'Next'.
  5. Put the dialup number in the appropriate boxes. If you're using the toll-free number, put the whole toll-free number (18666633679) in the second box and put 888 in the area code box.
  6. Click 'Next'.
  7. Click 'Finish'.
  8. You will see the new icon, 'gcccomputers.com', in Dialup Networking. Use your mouse to click on it, using the Right (second) mouse button. A little menu will pop up. Left click on the menu item that says 'Create Shortcut'.
  9. A message will come up asking you if you wish to place the shortcut on the desktop. Click 'Yes'.
  10. Right click on the 'gcccomputers.com' icon one more time and go to 'Properties'.
  11. Find a check box that says 'Use Area code and Dialing Properties'. Uncheck it if you're using the toll-free number or if your local calling area does not require area codes to dial local numbers.
  12. Click on the 'Server Types' tab.
  13. Find a check box that says 'Log on to Network'. Uncheck it. All other checkboxes are okay.
  14. Click 'OK' until you are back at Dialup Networking.
  15. Close Dialup Networking and My Computer.
  16. Go to 'Start' and then 'Settings' and then 'Control Panel'.
  17. Double click on 'Internet Options'.
  18. Click on the 'Connections' tab at the top.
  19. Make sure that there is a black dot next to 'Always dial my default connection'.
  20. Left click on 'gcccomputers.com' to highlight it. If 'Default' is not in parenthesis next to gcccomputers.com, click on the 'Set Default' button.
  21. Click 'OK'.
  22. Close Control Panel.

You can now double click on 'Internet Explorer' on your Desktop to get on to the Internet. You will be asked for your username and your password. Be sure to remember the '@gcccomputers.com' suffix on your username!

Windows 2000/XP Setup Instructions

  1. Click 'Start' to open up your Start menu. Click 'Control Panel', and then 'Internet Options'. (to find Internet Options when using Windows XP, you may need to click 'Switch to Classic View' on the left hand side).
  2. Click on the tab at the top labeled 'Connections'.
  3. In the white box labeled 'Dialup and Virtual Private Network Settings', check for any old connections from previous Internet providers. If there are none, continue on to step 4. If there are some there, highlight them one by one by clicking on them with the left mouse button one time, and then click the 'Remove' button to the right. Make sure to remove all old connections!
  4. Click the button labeled 'Setup'.
  5. Click 'Next'.
  6. Make sure the black dot is by 'Connect to the Internet', and then click 'Next'.
  7. Make sure the dot is by 'Setup my connection manually', and then click 'Next'.
  8. Make sure the dot is by 'Connect using a dialup modem', and then click 'Next'.
  9. You will be asked for the name of the ISP. Type 'gcccomputers.com', and click 'Next'.
  10. You will be asked for the phone number to dial. Enter it as it would need to be dialed, and then click 'Next'.
  11. You may see a screen asking you whom to allow to use the connection. If you see this, click 'Next'. If you do not, continue on to step 12.
  12. Type your username in the Username box. Make sure that you include the '@gcccomputers.com' on your username. Then type your password in the Password box. Then click 'Next'.
  13. Click 'Finish' (or, if it asks if you want to set up your mail account, select no, and then click next and finish).

You can now double click on 'Internet Explorer' on your Desktop to get on to the Internet. You will be asked for your username and your password. Be sure to remember the '@gcccomputers.com' suffix on your username!

 

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