Setting Up Your GKG Dial Up Connection with Microsoft XP

  1. From the Start menu, choose Control panel.

  2. Note: If you are running Windows XP in classic mode, you will need to select the Start menu, select Settings, then choose Control panel

  3. Click the Switch to Classic View icon.

  4. Note: If your control panel is already in Classic mode, proceed to step 3.

  5. Double-click the Network Connections icon.

  6. Click the Create a new connection icon.

  7. Click the Next button.

  8. Select Connect to the Internet.
  9. Click the Next button.

  10. Select Set up my connection manually.
  11. Click the Next button.

  12. Select Connect using a dial-up modem.
  13. Click the Next button.

  14. In the ISP Name field, type a name to identify your connection (i.e. GKG).
  15. Click the Next button.

  16. In the phone number field, type your local access number. An access number can be found here.

  17. Note: Remember to check with your local telephone company to make sure that the access number you choose is a local toll-free call. When you enter the access number, type it exactly as you would dial it from your home phone. Do not include a 1 or the area code unless you have to dial it to make a local call from your home telephone. If you are dialing from a hotel, office, or other phone system that requires you to dial a digit such as 9 to get an outside line, insert that number before the access number. To disable call waiting while using the internet, insert the call waiting defeat code (usually *70) before the access number.

    Note: only insert this code if you have call waiting on the line you will connect with. Check with your phone company to determine which code to use for your line.

  18. Click the Next button.

  19. In the User name field, type in your username provided by GKG.
  20. In the password field, type your password.

  21. Note: Remember, your password is case sensitive. (Make sure your CAPS LOCK button is off.)

  22. In the Confirm password field, type your password again for confirmation.
  23. If you wish to store this account name and password for all users of your computer, place a check in the Use this account name and password when anyone connects to the Internet from this computer checkbox.
  24. If you want this connection to come up whenever you try to connect to the Internet, place a check in the Make this the default Internet connection checkbox. If you are creating this connection as a secondary connection, leave this box unchecked.
  25. If you wish to turn on the Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall for this connection, place a check in the Turn on Internet Connection Firewall for this connection checkbox.
  26. Click the Next button.

  27. Check the box next to Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop if you wish to have a shortcut to the connection on your desktop.
  28. Click the Finish button.

Congratulations! You have successfully completed the dial up settings required to connect you to the Internet.