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Windows XP/Vista/7 Set-Up Guide For Dialing Into


This document explains how to set up Windows XP, Vista, or 7 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.  It allows Internet programs such as Netscape Navigator,
Microsoft Internet Explorer, Eudora, and Outlook Express to operate
via your modem over a PPP connection.

This document is divided into the following sections:

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


        A  Setting Up MS Outlook Express
        B  General Mail and News Settings

Part I - Setting Up Your Connection

Note: You must use a Computer Administrator account to create or modify 
dial-up connections. 

    1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.
    2. In the Control Panel, select Network and Internet Connections.
    3. Select "Set up or change your internet connection".
    4. In the Internet Properties window, under the "Connections" tab,
       select "Setup".
    5. The first screen is simply a welcoming screen.  Click "Next".
    6. Select "Connect to the Internet".  Click "Next".
    7. Select "Set up my connection manually". Click "Next".
    8. Select "Connect using a dial-up modem".  Click "Next". 
    9. Name the connection.  You can name it "The World" or anything
       else you prefer.  Click "Next".
   10. Enter the World modem access number you use, including area
       code and any prefixes.  Click "Next".
   11. Enter your World and password in the
       "User name" and "Password" boxes respectively.  (""
       must be lowercase here.)  If you do not enter your password now, 
       you will need to enter it when you actually connect.  Take the 
       check mark out of the box labeled "Make this the default 
       Internet Connection".  Click "Next".
   12. Put a check mark in the box labeled "Add a shortcut to this
       connection to my desktop".  Click "Finish".  
   13. The icon for the new connection should now appear on your
       desktop.  Double-click on it to open the Connect window.  (The
       Connect window may pop up automatically.)  Enter your password
       if it isn't already entered.  Have the option to save the
       password checked or unchecked according to your preference.  
       Click "Dial" to connect.
   14. Once connected, a small connection icon will be displayed in
       the right side of the Taskbar tray at the bottom of the screen.
       To disconnect, right-click the connection icon and click
       "Disconnect".  (The connection icon looks like two small 

Part II - Troubleshooting - 

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

    1. Double-click the shortcut to your World connection on the 
       desktop.  (Or, from the Start menu, select Connect To, then click
       on your World connection.)  Click "Properties" (instead of clicking
    2. Add "*70," (Star Seven Zero Comma with NO quotes) before the
       phone number in the box.
    3. Click Apply, then "OK".

  B.  Manual Settings Check

    1. Double-click the shortcut to your World connection on the
       desktop.  (Or, from the Start menu, select Connect To, then click on
       your World connection.)  Click "Properties" (instead of clicking
    2. Click on the "Security" tab. 
    3. Select "Typical" and under "Validate my identity as
       follows:" select "Allow unsecured password".  
    4. Make sure that neither "Show terminal window" nor "Run Script:"
       are checked.  
    5. Click on the "Networking" tab.
    6. Under "The type of dial-up server I am calling:", choose "PPP:
       Windows 95/98/NT4/2000, Internet".  
    7. Click "Settings".
    8. Under the "PPP Settings", make sure "Enable LCP extensions" and
       "Enable software compression" are checked.  ("Negotiate
       multi-link for single link connections" may or may not be
       checked.)  Click "OK".
    9. Make sure "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" is checked in the
       components box.  While "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" is highlighted, 
       click "Properties".
   10. Under the "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties", confirm that
       "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server
       address automatically" are both selected.  Click "Advanced".
   11. Under the "Advanced TCP/IP Settings", on the "General" tab, both
       "Use default gateway on remote network" and "Use IP header
       compression" should be checked.
   12. On the "DNS" tab, everything should be blank, with "Append
       primary and connection specific DNS suffixes" selected.
   13. On the "WINS" tab, everything should be blank.  Make sure
       "Enable LMHOSTS lookup" is unchecked and "Disable NetBIOS over
       TCP/IP" is selected.
   14. Click on the "OK" three times to return to the "Connect" window.

Appendix A - Setting Up MS Outlook Express

   1.  From the Start menu, choose All Programs, then click on
       Outlook Express.
   2.  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 e-mail.  Click the "Next"
   3.  Enter your World e-mail address in the "E-mail address:"
       window.  Click the "Next" button. 
   4.  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".
   5.  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. 
   6.  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
            E-mail 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 ->