Dial Up Config & Connecting

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Below are the Basic Manual Configurations Connecting to the Internet for the following operating systems: Windows 2000
Windows XP
Macintosh OS 8.5-9.2
Macintosh OS X

Windows 2000 - This article includes instructions for configuring a manual dial-up connection in Windows 2000. If the Web-ster Internet connection is unavailable, then double-click the Make New Connection icon and follow the steps in the wizard to create a connection.

  1. Double-click the My Computer icon.
  2. Double-click the Control Panel icon.
  3. Double-click the Network and Dial-Up Connections icon.
  4. Right-click the Web-ster Internet connection.
  5. From the menu, click Properties.
  6. Make sure the phone number is correct for your area. (Check the number for your area at the bottom of the page.)
  7. Make sure that the Use dialing rules box is unchecked.
  8. Click the Networking tab.
  9. In the Components checked are used by this connection: list, make sure that Client for Microsoft Networksand Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) are displayed, and that a checkmark is placed in the box next to both of these entries.
  10. Double-click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
  11. Click the Server Assigned IP Address option.
  12. Click the Server Assigned Name Server option.
  13. Click the OK button.
  14. Click the OK button again.
  15. Close the Network and Dial-up Connections screen.
  16. Double-click the Internet Explorer icon.
  17. From the Dial-up Connection screen, make sure the correct username and password are entered.
  18. Click the Dial button.
  19. Congratulations! Windows 2000 should now be dialed in to Web-ster Internet.

Windows XP - This article includes instructions for configuring a manual dial-up connection in Windows XP.

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click the Control Panel icon.
  3. Click Network and Internet connections. If you are in classic mode, then you will not see Network and Internet Connections. Instead, click the Network Connections icon and skip to step 5 (below).
  4. Click the Network Connections icon near the bottom of the screen.
  5. Right-click the Web-ster Internet icon.
  6. From the menu, click Properties.
  7. Check to make sure the phone number is correct for your area.
  8. Make sure that the Use dialing rules box is unchecked.
  9. Click the Networking tab.
  10. In the This connection uses the following items: list, make sure that both Client for Microsoft Networks and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) are displayed, and make sure that the boxes next to both are checked.
  11. Double-click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
  12. Click the Obtain an IP address automatically option.
  13. Click the Obtain DNS server addresses automaticallyoption.
  14. Click the OK button.
  15. Click the OK button again.
  16. Close the Network Connections screen.
  17. Click the Start button.
  18. Click the Internet Explorer (or Internet) icon.
  19. From the Dial-up Connection screen, make sure that the correct username and password are entered.
  20. Click the Dial button. 21. Congratulations! Windows XP should now be dialed in to Web-ster Internet.

Macintosh OS 8.5-9.2 - How to Set Up a Dial-Up Connetion for Macintosh OS 8.5 - 9.x

  1. Click the Apple menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click TCP/IP.
  4. From the Connect via: drop-down menu, select PPP.
  5. From the Configure: drop-down menu, select Using PPP Server.
  6. Close the TCP/IP window. If necessary, save your changes.
  7. Click the Apple menu.
  8. Select Control Panel.
  9. Mac OS 8.5 users: Click PPP. Mac OS 9.x users: Click Remote Access.
  10. In the Name field, enter your username (in all lowercase letters).
  11. In the Password field, enter your password.
  12. In the Number field, enter the Web-ster Dial-up phone number: 503-263-4593.
  13. Click Connect.
  14. The dial-up connection on your Macintosh should now be complete. You should now be able to open your browser and mail program, and both should connect and function properly.

Macintosh OS X - How to Set Up a Dial-up Connection for Macintosh OS X

  1. Click the Apple menu.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Click the Network icon
    Note: If you are shown a screen that displays a built-in Ethernet and Internal Modem, double-click the Internal Modem option. Now it is necessary to change the settings with the correct Web-ster Internet information.
  4. Make sure that the first two drop-down menus display the correct information: The Location menu should display Automatic, and the Show box should display Internal Modem.
  5. In the Service Provider field, enter Web-ster or Web-ster Internet. (This reminds you which Internet service you are dialing when you connect to the Internet.)
  6. In the Account Name field, enter the username you received from Web-ster Internet. The username is also the beginning part of your e-mail address. For example, in the e-mail address web-ster@web-ster.com, the username is web-ster.
  7. In the Password field, enter the password you received from Web-ster. Note: Both username and password should be typed in all lowercase letters.
  8. In the Telephone Number field, enter 503-263-4593. (This is the primary phone number for Web-ster Internet dial-up service.)
  9. In the Alternate Number field, enter 503-263-6384. (This is the alternate telephone number for Web-ster Internet dial-up service.)
  10. Recommended Option: You can set your dial-up connection to dial and connect whenever you open a program that uses the Internet. Web-ster recommends this setting because it makes using the Internet quicker and easier, since you don't have to connect before you open a program that uses the Internet. If you do not want to enable this option, skip to step 14.
  11. Click the PPP Options... button near the bottom of the network screen.
  12. At the top of the PPP Options screen, check the Connect automatically when needed box (as shown above).
  13. Click the OK button.
  14. Near the top of the network screen, click the TCP/IP button.
  15. Make sure the Configure IPv4 field displays Using PPP.
  16. Click the Apply Now button.
  17. In the upper left-hand corner of the screen, click the red dot to close the Network screen.
  18. Save your changes.
  19. Open your Web browser. Your Macintosh should dial and connect to Web-ster Internet. Note: If you did not check the Connect automatically when needed option, you may have to use the Internet Connect program located in your Utilities folder.

Congratulations! You have completed the steps required to connect to the Internet with your Mac OS X computer.