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Dialing The World From Windows 2000

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This document explains how to set up Windows 2000 Dial-Up Connections
for use with your World account.  Dial-Up Connections is part of the
Network and Dial-Up Connections control panel that comes with Windows
2000.  It allows Internet programs such as Netscape, Microsoft
Internet Explorer, Eudora, etc. to operate via your modem over a PPP

This document is divided into the following sections:

    I   Setting Up Your Connection
    II  Connecting
    III Troubleshooting - 
	A. Call Waiting
	B. Manual Settings Check


        A  Setting Up MS Outlook Express
        B  General Mail and News Settings
        C  Dialing a Ten-Digit Phone Number

Part I - Setting Up Your Connection

   1.  From the Start menu, select Settings -> Network and Dial-up
   2.  If the Network Connection Setup Wizard does not start up 
       automatically, double-click "Make New Connection". The Internet 
       Connection Wizard should now start up. Click "Next".
   3.  Select "Dial-up to the Internet" as your Network Connection
       Type.  Click "Next".  
   4.  Select "I want to set up my Internet connection manually, or I
       want to connect through a Local Area Network (LAN)".  Click
   5.  Select "I connect through a phone line and a modem".  Click
   6.  Type in the area code and access number you use for the World in
       the appropriately named boxes.  Click "Next".
   7.  Type in your World and password in the
       "User name" and "Password" boxes respectively.   (""
       must be in lowercase.)  If you do not enter your password you 
       will need to enter it when you actually connect.  Click "Next".
   8.  Name the connection.  You can name it "The World" or anything
       else you prefer.
   9.  You will be prompted for whether or not you would like to set
       up your Internet mail account.  This will allow you to set up
       Microsoft Outlook Express for use with the World.  If you would
       like to do this now, select "Yes", click "Next" and proceed to
       the section below entitled "Appendix A - Setting up MS Outlook
       Express".  Otherwise, select "No" and click on the "Next" button.
   10. Click "Finish".  The icon for the new connection should now
       appear in the Network and Dial-Up Connections window.

Part II - Connecting

   1.  You should already be in the Network and Dial-Up Connections
       window. If not, select Settings -> Network and Dial-Up
       Connections from the Start menu.
   2.  Double-click the icon you created for World.
   3.  Make sure you have your World in the
       "User name:" box and your World password in the "Password:"
       box. ("" must be in lowercase.)  If you left the 
       password blank when creating the connection, you will need 
       to erase the row of x's in the Password box and enter your 
       password now. If you do not want to be prompted for your 
       password each time you connect, put a check in the "Save Password"
       check box.
   4.  Make sure the phone number looks correct.  If you need to dial
       a ten-digit phone number, please take a look at Appendix C
   5.  Click "Dial".
   6.  If all goes well, within a half minute, you should have
       successfully started a PPP connection.

       You should now be running PPP, which will allow you to run
       Netscape, Internet Explorer, and other internet programs.

   7.  You can also place a shortcut to this connection on your desktop
       by right-clicking the icon and selecting "Make Shortcut". When 
       you get a message asking if you would like to have the shortcut
       placed on the desktop, click OK. 

       If you are having trouble making or maintaining a connection, see
       Part III below. Otherwise, you have completed the setup of your
       Windows 2000 dial-up connection.

Part III - Troubleshooting - 

   A.  Disabling Call Waiting for the duration of the connection:

    1. Open the connection but do not click on "dial"  Steps 1-4 in "Part
       II - Connecting",
    2. Click on Properties,
    3. Click on Rules,
    4. Select the connection in question and click on "Edit",
    5. Check the check box "To disable call waiting dial"
    6. In the box type in  "*70" (Star Seven Zero Comma with NO quotes)
    7. Click Apply, OK, OK, OK.

   B.  Manual Settings Check

    1. From the Start menu, select Settings -> Network and Dial-up  
    2. Right-click (i.e., click using the right mouse button) on the
       icon for your connection and choose "Properties" from the pop up 
    3. Click on the "Security" tab. 
    4. Select "Typical" and under "Validate my identity as
       follows:" select "Allow unsecured password".  
    5. Make sure that neither "Show terminal window" nor "Run Script:"
       are checked.  
    6. Click on the "Networking" tab.
    7. Under "The type of dial-up server I am calling:" choose "PPP:
       Windows 95/98/NT4/2000, Internet".  
    8. Make sure "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" is checked in the
       components box.  
    9. Make sure all three check boxes are checked under the "Settings"
       button; "Enable LCP extensions", "Enable software
       compression", and "Negotiate multi-link for single link
   10. Under the "Properties" button confirm that "Obtain an IP
       address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address
       automatically" are both selected.
   11. Click on the "Okay" button until your Dial-Up Connections
       Properties windows close completely. 

Appendix A - Setting Up MS Outlook Express

   1.  The first thing the Internet mail account setup wizard will ask
       is your "Display Name:"; enter the full name (e.g., John Smith)
       you would like to appear on outgoing email.  Click the "Next"
   2.  Enter your World email address in the "E-mail address:"
       window.  Click the "Next" button. 
   3.  Select "POP3" for the type of incoming mail server.  
       "Incoming mail server:" should be filled in with
       "" and "Outgoing mail server:" should be
       filled in with "".  Click "Next".
   4.  Your World login name should be entered in the "Account Name:"
       box with your World password in the "Password:" box.  If you do
       not want to be prompted for your password each time you
       download your mail, check the "Remember password" box.  You
       should not check "Log on using Secure Password Authentication
       (SPA)".  Click on the "Next" button. 
   5.  After clicking the "Finish" button, MS Outlook Express should
       be properly configured to send and receive mail through The

Appendix B - General Mail and News Settings

   There are too many Internet mail and news programs to try to give
   explicit setup instructions for each.  Most mail and news programs
   only need a few key settings to work properly.

        Mail Settings:

            Outgoing (SMTP) Mail Server:
            Incoming (POP3) Mail Server:
            POP username:                 freduser
            Email address:      

        (Replace "freduser" with the actual name of your World account.)

        News Settings:

            News (NNTP) Server: 

   In Netscape Mail, you can find these settings under Edit ->
   Preferences -> Mail & Newsgroups.  In Eudora, look under Tools ->

Appendix C - Dialing a Ten-Digit Phone Number

   1.  Go to the Start Menu, select Settings and then Control Panel. 

   2.  Open the "Phone and Modem Options" icon.

   3.  Highligh your location under the "Dialing Rules" tab and click
       the "Edit" button.

   4.  Verify your area code:

           -Click on the "Area Code Rules" tab.
           -To create an entry click the "New" button and add your
            area code. 
           -To edit an existing entry click the "Edit" button.
               -Check the box that says: "Include this area code".
           -Click the "OK" button to save this information. 

   Of course, if you have problems connecting to World, or if there is
   anything else we can help you with, contact us at (617) 783-9753 or
   via email at