First click on the
Start button, go to settings,
and select Network and Dial-up Connections.
In the box that pops up select make new connection. This will begin
the wizard. If you have not set up your location information for
your modem you will be prompted. You should enter your area code
in this box. Otherwise skip to the Network Connection Wizard.
By clicking edit you will open this box. Here you can set up call
waiting to be disabled or set up your computer to dial a number
to access an outside line. Typically if your line has call waiting
it can be disabled by entering a *70, in that space,
This will then begin the Internet Connection Wizard. Select the
option ‘I want to set up my Internet connection manually.’
and press Next.
Select the option '‘I connect through a phone line and a
modem.' and press Next.
You will then be prompted for the area code and phone number to
dial. The “XXX” in Telephone number: text box is for
your exchange (ex. 522, 868 …).
You will then be prompted for your user name and password. Usernames
are the user ID that you picked when you established your account.
Both of these fields are case sensitive. You will also want to be
careful not to put an extra space before or after either of them
because it will be considered part of the field by Empire Access’s
servers and will cause your connection to fail.
At the last step of the wizard it will ask you for a connection
name. This is to make a name for your connection icon. We recommend
you name this Empire Access.
You will then be prompted as to whether you would like to set
up a mail account. That will not be covered on this page. The wizard
would guide you through setting up Outlook
Express. We have several FAQs on how to set up various mail
applications including Outlook
Now the wizard is complete and there is an option to connect immediately.
You will want to uncheck this option because there are still some
settings we will need to enter in order for you to access the internet.
Click on the Start button and
go to settings. Select Networking and
Dial-up Connections. You should see your Empire Access
icon there now. Using your RIGHT mouse button select Properties.
You will want to go to the Networking
tab and make sure it is set up like this. Then select the Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) and press the Properties
That will open this box. In the top section you should make sure
it is set to Obtain an IP address automatically.
In the middle section select Obtain
DNS server address automatically. Then press OK.
That completes your dial-up settings. You should now be able to
connect to Empire Access with your Windows 2000 PC. To dial
Empire Access you would click on your Start
button, go to settings, and select Network
and Dial-up Connections. You
will see your Empire Access icon there. You can click on that
to connect. If you click on it with your right mouse button you
will have an option to create a shortcut. This will place an Empire
Access icon on your desktop.