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How do I configure Windows 2000 for dial-up?

Windows 2000 comes with everything you need to get connected, including a web browser and an Internet email client. No additional software is required to use the Internet, but feel free to use whatever Internet applications you're most comfortable with.


  • Windows 2000 pre-installed on your computer
  • 14,400 bps modem (28,800 bps or faster recommended)
  • VISI User Information sheet
  • Administrator privileges on the Windows 2000 machine.

When you have met all these requirements, follow these steps to perform the installation and configuration.

Locate the "Internet Connection Wizard" icon on your desktop and double-click on it to start the configuration procedure. If you do not have the icon, select "Start" -> "Settings" -> "Control Panel". When the Control Panel opens, click on "Internet Options". When the Internet Properties window opens, select the "Connections" tab, and click on the "Setup..." button to start the Internet Connection Wizard.

When the Welcome screen opens, select "I want to setup my Internet Connection manually..." Click "Next" to continue.


Select "I connect through a phone line and a modem". Click "Next" to continue.


VISI has two dialup numbers, 612-332-5400 and 612-332-5401. Both numbers handle 56k analog modem and ISDN connections. For VISI National Dialup, place the phone number for the location you will be dialing from.

Uncheck the "Use area code and dialing rules" box and enter one of these phone numbers. If you need to dial 9 for an outside extension, enter "9," before the phone number. Click "Next" to continue.


Enter your username as your email address with VISI. Make sure your username is in all lowercase. Click "Next" to continue.


Enter "VISI" followed by the phone number you're dialing into the "Connection Name" field. Click "Next" to continue.


Click "Yes" to continue. If it prompts you to create a new Internet mail account or use an existing account, select "Create a new Internet mail account". Click "Next" to continue.


Enter your name into the "Display name" field. Click "Next" to continue.


Enter your email address as it appears on your User Information sheet into the "E-mail address" field. Click "Next" to continue.


Your incoming mail server is a "POP3" server. Enter "" into the Incoming mail server field. Enter "" into the Outgoing mail server field. Click "Next" to continue.


Enter your username as it appears on your User Information Sheet into the "Account name" field. Enter your password as it appears on your User Information sheet into the "Password" field. Note that the password is case sensitive. Click "Next" to continue.


Click "Finish".


To connect to the Internet, simply double-click on the "Internet Explorer" or "Outlook Express" icon on your desktop. If a connection to VISI is not already established, it will automatically connect for you.