Once the Connection has been configured properly, you are ready to dial:
|On selecting "Dial", you need|
to define your "User-Name"
and your Password.
|You should "hear" now|
your modem trying to
|If you defined a Script, |
then that script will now
take over and send to your
ISP the User-name and password.
|You are connected !|
To avoid to get this screen
on future connections, you can
put a check-mark on both
The Internet is based on the "TCP/IP"-protocol, and with the huge number of systems out there, it is important to have a working "DNS: Domain Name Service", so lets check it out by using the "TCP/IP"-utility "ping":
In this example, I "ping" my WebSite server "ourworld.compuserve.com".
TCP/IP works out via DNS, that the IP-address is : 188.8.131.52, so :
DNS is working !
Also, the TCP/IP connection to the Internet-server is up-and-running, because we are getting the ping-reply (this test can be made with ANY Internet server !)
|In your Taskbar, look at the icon for "Dial-Up networking Monitor"|
Right-click and call up the "Monitor":
|The "Dial-Up Networking Monitor"|
shows now the Statistics:
- transferred data
The tab:"Summary" shows all
|Once you are finished "surfing" the Internet:|
Do NOT forget to hang-up:
Right-Click on the taskbar-icon and select to
hang-up your connection.
To make it quicker to get to the Dial-Up connection icon, you can create a short-cut to it on the Desktop:
That's it: Happy Internet Surfing !