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Dialup Setup - Windows Vista

by tcitg — last modified Jan 27, 2012 02:04 PM
  1. To start the Connection Wizard, click on the Start menu, then click Control Panel.
  2. Under the Control Panel Home navigation menu, click Classic View.
  3. Double-click Network and Sharing Center. Under the Tasks navigation menu, select Set up a connection or network.
  4. Click on Set up a dialup connection to highlight this choice and click Next.
  5. Based on your location (e.g., Port Townsend, etc.), enter the appropriate telephone number in the Dialup phone number field from the Dialup Modem Numbers list.
  6. Enter your primary email address in the User name field (e.g., janedoe@olympus.net) and your password in the Password field. You may check the checkbox Show characters so you can see the password as you are typing.
  7. Check the checkbox Remember this password.
  8. Enter Olympusnet in the Connection Name field.
  9. Check the checkbox to Allow other people to use this connection.
  10. Verify that your phone line is connected to your computer's dialup modem and click the Connect button.
  11. If you entered everything correctly, you will be connected. (If you receive the message The Internet connectivity test was unsuccessful, select Set up the connection anyway and contact OlympusNet customer support.) Click OK to close.
  12. To connect to the Internet you may use either of the following methods:
    • Click the Start button, click Connect to, then click the Olympusnet connection and click the Connect button.
    • Open your email program or Internet browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) and you should be prompted to connect.

How to Modify Settings

  1. Click on the Start menu, then click Control Panel.
  2. Under Control Panel Home in the left margin, click Classic View to show all of the control panel icons.
  3. Double-click Internet Options. Click on the Connections tab.
  4. Click on the Olympusnet (default) connection one time to highlight it, then click the Settings button to the right.
  5. Change or correct the User name or Password at the bottom.
  6. To change the phone number, click the Properties button to the right of the User name field to change the dialup phone number.
  7. When changes are completed, click OK to close the dialog box. Click OK again to close Internet Properties.