Dialup Setup Instructions - Windows ME

1) From your Desktop, Start -> Settings -> Dial-Up Networking





 

2) Double-Click the Make New Connection Icon.


 

3) You will be asked to type a name for the connection you are dialing; Enter Copper.net

Click Next.


 

4) In the Phone number field, type your local access number exactly as it needs to be dialed without spaces or dashes.  Do not put anything in the area code box.

IMPORTANT: COPPER.NET CANNOT REPRESENT OR GUARANTEE THAT ANY DIAL-UP PORT IS LOCAL. IF ANY DOUBT EXISTS, USER SHOULD CONTACT THEIR TELEPHONE SERVICE PROVIDER DIRECTLY.

Click the Next button.


5) Click Finish.


6) Right-Click the new Copper.net connection and Left-Click Properties.


 

7) On the General Tab, uncheck the box that says "Use area code and dialing properties" or "Use area code and country code"


8) On the Networking Tab, make sure there are only checks next to "Enable Software Compression" and TCP/IP.
Click OK.


9) Right-Click the Copper.net Connection again and Left-Click Create Shortcut. A box will pop up that says "Windows cannot create a shortcut here. Would you like it to be placed on your desktop instead?". Click Yes.


10) Open Internet Explorer. Click on Tools, then click on Internet Options

11) On the General Tab, where it says "You can change the page to use for your homepage". Type in http://www.mycopper.net, then click Apply.

12) Click on Connections Tab. Put a dot next to "Always dial my default connection", then click Apply.

13) While on the Connections tab, highlight the new Copper.net connection and click Settings on the right.  This will bring up the Connection Settings dialog box.  In the Username and Password fields, please verify that the information appears correctly.

IMPORTANT: THE PASSWORD WILL APPEAR AS 16 DOTS.  THIS IS NORMAL.  IT IS A SECURITY PRECAUTION IN WINDOWS TO MASK THE LENGTH OF YOUR PASSWORD.

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KBID: 49
Categories: "Dialup Setup Instructions"
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Operating System(s): "Windows ME"
Created: 12/1/2007
Last Updated: 6/17/2008
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