Dial-Up Setup Instructions for Windows XP
Connecting a Windows XP computer to the internet using Willamette's dial-up service.
You will need:
- A computer running Windows XP
- A modem (56 Kbps is preferred) and an available phone line
- Network software such as a web browser (Netscape or Internet Explorer) and an email client (Netscape, Pine, Outlook Express, etc)
- Your original system software (Windows XP CD-ROM or System Restore disc)
This document assumes that you already have the appropriate hardware and software installed, and that you are familiar with Windows XP. If you need assistance, please call the WITS Help Desk at 503-370-6767.
Configuring Windows XP
- Log on to your computer as a user with administrative privileges.
- Click the Start button.
- Click on the Control Panel item in the Start Menu.
(If you don't see the Control Panel, try looking for the Settings menu, then click Control Panel from there.
- or -Start > Control PanelStart > Settings > Control Panel
- Double-click the Network Connections control panel.
- Click on the New Connection Wizard. If you don't see a New Connection Wizard, look to the blue area on the left of your screen for Create a new connection in the Network tasks list.
(If you don't see "Create a new connection" or "New Connection Wizard" then you may be logged in as a user with limited privileges.)
- or -
- You should now be at the Welcome to the Network Connection Wizard screen. Click Next.
- Under the Network Connection Type screen, select Connect to the Internet, then Click Next.
- Under the Getting Ready screen, select Setup my connection manually, then click Next.
- Under the Internet Connection screen, select Connect using a dial-up modem, then click Next.
- Under the Connection Name screen, type the name of your ISP: Willamette University, then click Next.
- Under the Phone Number to Dial screen, type one of the following numbers (including the area code):
- Both phone numbers provide the fastest dial-up service available from Willamette.
- If necessary you can include other digits (for outside line access or long distance), but under normal circumstances, you should only try to call Willamette's modems locally.
- When you have finished typing in a phone number, click Next.
- 12.) Under the Internet Account Information screen, fill in your Willamette username. (This is the same username you would use for Willamette email. For example, if your email address is email@example.com, then your username is jstudent.)
- 13.) In the Completing the New Connection Wizard screen, check "Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop," and then click Finish.
- 14.) The Network Connection Wizard will close, and a new window labeled Connect Willamette University will open. Fill in your password if you didn't do so earlier (in step 12).
If you wish, for greater security, uncheck "Save the user name and password for the following users:" In any case, be sure that the name and password is saved for no one but "Me."
- 15.) Click Dial.
Connecting to Willamette's Dial-up Server
- Make sure your modem is turned on and connected to a phone line.
- Double-click the Willamette University icon on your desktop (the one created at step 12 above).
- Type your email password at the appropriate place in the window that opens, if you have not arranged for your password to be saved.
- Click Dial (the modem will begin dialing).
- Once you are connected, you can minimize the connection window and start any Internet applications. Also, you will see a new icon in the System Tray (the lower-right corner of your screen, near the clock) indicating that your dialup connection is established.
NOTE: If your Internet software (Telnet, Netscape, etc.) is properly installed, your computer will make the appropriate network connections when you start the Internet software. You will be prompted to login, if necessary.
Close all Internet applications, then do one of the following:
- Maximize your connection window (if you minimized it), then click Disconnect this connection under Network tasks.
- Double-click the Willamette University icon on your desktop, then click Disconnect.
- Click the connection icon in the System Tray (see item #5 directly above), then click Disconnect.
Email Client Settings
The easiest way to check your Willamette email from off campus is to use Webmail. Open your web browser and go to: http://webmail.willamette.edu/
If you are going to be using an email client other than Webmail or Pine (such as Netscape Messenger or Outlook Express) you will need the following settings:
- IMAP server (incoming mail): mail.willamette.edu
- SMTP server (outgoing mail): smtp.willamette.edu
- Note: If you later decide to switch from Willamette's dial-up to an Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as AOL, Comcast, QwestDSL, Earthlink, etc, then, you must use the SMTP server provided by your new ISP. Such information can usually be found on the ISP's website, or in the documentation they provide when you set up your connection with them.
- News Server (News Groups): news.willamette.edu
- Directory Server: ldap.willamette.edu
search base: o=willamette.edu
- WITS Information about accessing your Willamette email
If you have any questions concerning support for dial-up connections, please contact the WITS Help Desk by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.