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Setup – Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP

Dial-up and Mail setup for Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP

What you need before you start:

A computer running Windows 98, 2000, ME or XP.

A modem that is connected to a phone line or PowerNET’s highspeed wireless service.

An Internet Dial-Up account through BentonREA’s PowerNET or PowerNET’s highspeed wireless service.

An account information sheet with your account username, password and e-mail address

Internet Connection Wizard – Dial Up Connection:

Left Click on the start button,   then left click on the run option in the start menu.

In the run window that pops up type ‘inetwiz’ in the blank and left click on ‘ok’.

The Internet connection window will now pop up. Make sure ‘connect using my phone line’ is selected.

Left Click on Next to Continue.

Note:

If you have more than one modem installed in you computer you will be asked to select the one you want to use to connect to the internet.

Select the correct modem and left click on next.

Note:

If your computer has been connected to the internet through another internet service provider you may already have an internet connection set up.

If this is the case you will get a screen asking if you want to use an existing dial up networking account or if you would like to create a new one.

Select Create a new dial-up connection Left Click on Next to continue.

“Use are code and dialing rules” should not be checked. If it is checked left click on the check mark to clear it.

In the blank labeled ‘Telephone Number’ enter your local PowerNET access number.

786-1023 – Prosser
836-5616 – Sunnyside
497-4026 – W. Richland / Tri-Cities / Benton City
469-1199 – Yakima
865-1828 – Toppenish

Left Click on Next to Continue.

Enter the Account Username and the Password you were assigned when you set up your PowerNET account in the spaces provided.

Left Click on Next to Continue.

Under ‘Connection Name’ enter PowerNET.

Left Click on Next to Continue.

You will now have the opportunity to setup your E-Mail.

For New Users, Left Click Yes and Left Click Next to Continue.

Note:

If your computer has been connected to the internet before you may have an e-mail account setup already. If so you will be asked if you would like to use an existing account or if you would prefer to make a new account.

Select ‘Create New Internet Mail Account’.

Left Click on Next to Continue

Enter your name, as you would like it to appear in your E-Mail.

Left Click on Next to Continue.

Enter your E-mail Address in the blank provided.

Left Click on Next to Continue.

Your incoming mail server type is POP3.

Your Incoming Mail server is: mail.bentonrea.com

Your Outgoing Mail server is: mail.bentonrea.com

Left Click on Next to Continue

For ‘Account Name:’

Enter the full email address you selected when you set up your account.

For ‘Password:’

Enter the password you were assigned when you set up your account.

You can check mark ‘Remember Password’ if you prefer not to type your password each time you check your mail.

‘Log on using secure password authentication’ should not be checked.

Left Click on Next to continue.

Left Click on Finish to complete the PowerNET setup.

You now need to set your e-mail program to use authentication when logging on to the e-mail server.

Outlook Express Users

Outlook 200x Users

Windows Mail Setup

Note:

If you are using Windows 2000 or XP there is still one more step to complete Double Click on ‘My Computer’ .

Then Double Click on ‘Control Panel’ .

Then Double ‘Network and Dial-Up Connection’ .

When that folder opens you should see a PowerNET icon .

Right Click on the PowerNET icon, when you do that you should see an options list, left click on ‘Properties’ in that list.

A new window should open, Left Click on the ‘Networking’ tab near the top of the window.

Now Left Click on the ‘Settings’ button.

This should open up another new window, in this window you should see three options.

Make sure that ‘Negotiate multi-link for single link connections’ is not check marked.

Left Click on OK to close the open windows and return to your computer’s desktop.

You have now finished setting up your computer to connect to the Internet using PowerNET.

To browse the world wide web double click on the Internet Explorer icon.

To check your e-mail double click on the Outlook Express icon.



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