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Establishing Dialup Connection - Windows 98


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#1 tekchallenged

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 06:30 AM

I've tried to dialup my new ISP on my old Windows 98 computer. The ISP has setup instructions, and I've gone through and followed those. It dials up and the other end answers, but the box indicates it is dialling, then connecting, then it says it is verifying username, etc. BUT the setting is that "log on to network" is not checked, so I don't know why it is trying to verify a username (or where it is getting a username from??). I thought I'd bring up a terminal window to see if that would show me what was happening. The other computer prompted for my username, but when I tried to type it on the keyboard, nothing appeared on screen (it was as if the keyboard was not connected) and the other end disconnected me. If that setting "log on to network" is not checked, shouldn't it bring up some kind of login prompt???? Any help as to what's going on would be appreciated. :thumbsup:
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Posted 24 May 2007 - 10:56 PM

OK, not having any idea what your ISP told you to do, my question would be, do they have some kind of dialup software that you're using? It doesn't sound like you set it up the "normal" way.

Normally, you'd set up a new dialup connection by going to "Dial Up Connections" (if memory serves) and you'd be asked to put in your incoming and outgoing mail, such as mail.cableone.net, except for your own ISP - could be something like SMTP.comcast.net.

You'd be asked to put in your username. When you try to actually dial it, you would be asked to fill in your password and if you'd like to save it. Usually, once it's set up correctly, you should be able to log in automatically.

Seems like, somewhere in your setup, you'd have put in at least a user name.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 01:58 AM

You'd be asked to put in your username. When you try to actually dial it, you would be asked to fill in your password and if you'd like to save it. Usually, once it's set up correctly, you should be able to log in automatically.

Well, this is what has me stumped. The ISP has said that in the Advanced Options of the Server Type, that "Log on to network" is not checked so I don't "get" when the logon is supposed to be happening. The other side prompts for username, but my keyboard doesn't seem to work in the terminal window. :thumbsup:
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