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A Guide to Dial-Up Networking

Setting up a dial-up networking connecting for the first time is quite easy the
screen shots below should help to achive this with ease. Read it carefully and
you should have no problems. Firstly, you will need to select (double click) the
"my computer" icon on your desktop. This will bring up the following screen:

Select, 'Dial Up Networking' (double click).



Select, 'Make New Connection' (double click).



Enter the name of the connection you are creating. Enter it as FreeUK to
make identifying the icon a little more simple. The computer should
automatically select your current modem.

Click on Next.



Enter the telephone number to connect to 0845 126 4001.



Click on Finish.



Although the connection for FreeUK is now created, there are one or two
things you need to change. You should now be back at Dial Up Networking
and you will see that a new icon has appeared. Put your mouse over the new
icon and click once with your right mouse button and a box should appear
as follows:



Click on properties.



You now need to click on the "server types" tab at the top of this dialog box.
If you are running an older version of Windows 95, you may find find "server
types" is a button towards the bottom of this box.



Windows will set certain things up as default. You need to take the tick
out of the box next to "Log on to network" and remove the ticks from "NetBEUI"
and "IPX/SPX Compatible" under allowed network protocols. Once you have
done this, your settings should look like this screen shot (above).

Next, you need to click on TCP/IP Properties.



Windows does not automatically set up DNS servers and you will find,
when you first look at this screen, that the selection is for "server assigned
name server addresses". Move the dot into the box below to select "specify
name server addresses" and enter the DNS servers as shown.

When you have done this, click on OK (which will take you back to the "server
types" screen) then click on OK again (which will take you back to the Dial Up
Networking group). You can now close Dial Up Networking and your FreeUK
connection is ready to use.