Setup Dialup Internet Connection in Windows 2000/2003

Getting to the New Connection Wizard
  • Click on Start ->Settings ->Control Panel
  • Click on Network and Dialup Connections.
  • Click on Make New Connection.

New Connection Wizard

  • Click on Next in the welcome screen.

Network Connection Type

  • Choose the selection on Dialup to the Internet
  • Click on Next.

Getting Ready

  • Select I want to set up my Internet connection manually...
  • Click on Next.

Internet Connection

  • Leave the selection on I connect using a phone line and modem.
  • Click Next.

Connection Name

  • ISP Name: Type in Desoto.Net for the ISP Name.
  • Click Next.

Phone Number to Dial

  • Phone Number: Enter the local dial-up phone number for where you live. For Desoto County, enter 266-0038 and leave the area code blank.

Internet Account Information

  • Username: Type your Desoto.Net username in small letters. Make sure to include @desoto.net.
  • Password: Type in your password.
  • Confirm password: Type in your password again.
  • Click Next.

Completing the New Connection Wizard

  • You may be asked if you want to setup an email account now. If you need to do that, click Yes and Next and refer to the Outlook Express instructions for Windows here. Otherwise click No and Next.
  • Click Finish.
You may see the Internet Properties window at this time. If you do, select Dial whenever a network connection is not present and then click OK. If the Desktop has appeared follow the directions below.
  • Click on Start.
  • Right click Internet Explorer at the top of the Start menu and then select Internet Properties.
  • Click on the Connections tab.
  • Select Dial whenever a network connection is not present.
  • Click OK.
You have now set up Windows 2000/2003 to connect to Desoto.Net. If you would like to set up to send and receive email click here to go to the email setup instructions.