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Windows ME (Millenium Edition) Setup Instructions

Follow the procedure below to setup a new dial-up connection on your Windows ME machine.

  • First Left-click on the "Start" button in the lower left of your screen.
  • Move up to "Settings", then Left-click on "Dial-up Networking".
  • Double click on the "Make New Connection" Icon.
  • A new window will appear and ask you to "Type a name for the computer you are dialing", you want to type in: "OpenCom" and then Left-click on "Next".
  • It will then ask you, "Type the phone number for the computer you want to call". Type "515" in the area code box, and 956-3875 (Ames Area) or 433-9433 (Boone Area) in the phone number box and then Left-click on "Next". View picture below.
Windows ME Setup Image
  • Then Left-click on "Finish".
  • You will see a "OpenCom" Icon pop-up. Right-click on this "OpenCom" icon and move down to "Properties" and Left-click.
  • A new window will appear. About half-way down this new window you will see a check mark next to "Use area code and Dialing Properties" remove the check mark by Left-clicking on it.
  • Then near the top of the window you will see Tabs, Left-click on the Tab that reads "Networking" and insure that the only two items checked are "Enable software compression" and "TCP/IP". It should look like the image below.
Windows ME Setup Image
  • Then finish up by Left-clicking on "OK".
  • Now Right-click on the OpenCom Icon again and move down to "Create Shortcut" and Left-click. A Window's message box will appear that reads "Windows cannot create a shortcut here. Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?", you want to Left-click on "Yes".
  • Close out all the boxes/windows until you reach your desktop. Insure that you have a "Shortcut to OpenCom" on your desktop. At this point you are ready to connect to OpenCom.

Connection to OpenCom

  • Now that you have a "Shortcut to OpenCom" Icon on your desktop and have finished setting up your dial-up configuration. Just simply Double-click on the "Shortcut to OpenCom".
  • A connection box will appear and ask for your "Username" and "Password", input the username and password you set up with us, check the phone number it is dialing to ensure it is dialing the right number and then Left-click on "Connect"
Windows 95 Setup Image

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