Configuring a Windows
Computer for Dial-up
These instructions will help
you set up a Windows 95 or 98 computer to connect to our service.
Before we begin, you'll need to have the basic components installed
to connect to an Internet network, and to do it via a modem.
It's likely your computer will have these components installed,
but to double-check (and if need be, add what you're missing),
From your Windows desktop, open the My Computer window. Then,
double-click on Dial-Up Networking. You should end up with
a screen like this:
From Dial-Up Networking, double-click on Make New Connection,
and enter a name for the connection you're creating. We'll
call this one Nelix Internet as shown below, and click next.
Now, you'll be asked to enter the number you wish to dial. Enter
in the area code and telephone number for the dialup number
you wish to use and click next. You'll find it to look something
You now need to click Finish to move onto the next step.
At this point, you're brought back to the Dial-Up Networking
window. It shows the icon you've just created. We're not done
yet though, so right-click on the Nelix Internet icon and select
Create Shortcut. You'll be asked if you'd like to place a shortcut
on the desktop - just select Yes.
Once you open that shortcut from your desktop, you'll see this
screen prompt you, verifying the number, and giving you the
option to change properties, cancel, or dial right up. To connect,
simply click Connect.
Once you're connected, you'll see a dialog box that shows you're
online. Once this far, you can use any Internet application you
like. For example, you might choose to go browsing on the Web
using Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, or read your e-mail
by using Outlook Express or Netscape Messenger.
Disconnecting from The Internet:
When you're done and would like to disconnect form NELiX® Inc.,
you can simply right-click on the Connection Status icon in your
System Tray (the area with the small icons by your clock). When
you do that, a menu will pop up allowing you to disconnect from