Setup Dialup Internet & Email in Windows 98/ME/2000


Getting to the Internet Connection Wizard
  • Click on Start ->Settings ->Control Panel
  • Double click Internet Options.

Internet Properties

  • Click on the Connections tab.
  • Click on the Setup button and the Internet Connection Wizard will start.

Welcome to the Internet Connection Wizard

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

Setting up your Internet Connection

  • Make sure I connect through a phone line and modem is selected.
  • Click Next.

Step 1 of 3: Internet account connection information

  • Area Code: Leave this blank unless you plan to call somewhere long distance..
  • Phone Number: Enter in appropriate dial up number for your location. For Desoto County, the local number is 266-0038.
  • Click Next.

Step 2 fo 3: Internet account logon information

  • Username: Type in your Desoto.Net username. Include the @desoto.net. Make sure all characters are in lower case and there are no spaces.
  • Password: Type in the password you chose when you signed up. Again, all lower case and no spaces.
  • Click Next.

Step 3 of 3: Configuring your computer

  • Connection Name: You can leave the connection name as it is or change it to Desoto.Net. This is just a title so you can name it anything you like.
  • Click Next.
Set up Your Internet Mail Account
  • If creating email account in Outlook Express select "Yes" and continue with setup instructions for Outlook Express. Click here for instuctions
  • If creating email account in different email program select "No" when asked "Do you want to set up an internet mail account now". Click Next and the click Finish from the next window and continue with setup instructions for the appropriate email program.
  • If only creating a dialup connection account select "No" when asked "Do you want to set up an internet mail account now". Click Next and the click Finish from the next window.