Dial-up Walkthroughs

Dial-Up Walkthroughs

These are step-by-step walkthroughs for configuring your computer to use your Brainstorm dial-up account. If you have any problems call us at 247-1442 in Durango or 326-1010 in Farmington . We are open Monday thru Friday from 8am-8pm and Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 9am-6pm .

 

{tab=Windows 98}

  • Double-click on My Computer
  • Double-click on Dial-Up Networking
  • Double-click on Make New Connection
  • Enter Brainstorm where it says My Connection for the name of the computer you're dialing.
  • Click Next
  • Leave the area code blank and here is a list of Cities with there corresponding dial-up numbers

Durango: 247-7798
Farmington:716-4042
Grand Junction:241-0044
Montrose:240-2794

  • Click Next
  • Click Finish
  • Right-Click on your Brainstorm Icon connection
  • Then Click on Properties
  • Make sure the checkbox on the bottom that says Use area code and Dialing Properties is unchecked.
  • Click on the Server Types tab up on the top.
  • Make sure that only Enable Software Compression and TCP/IP are checked.
  • Click on OK on the bottom
  • Right-click on the Brainstorm Icon and then left-click on Create Shortcut
  • Click on Yes when the window pops up.
  • Close the dial-up networking window by clicking on the X on the upper right hand corner
  • Double-click on the Shortcut to Brainstorm icon on your desktop
  • Type in your username (ex: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and password
  • Click on Connect and this will establish your internet connection.
  • Open Internet Explorer to surf the web or open Outlook Express to check your email.

{tab=Windows XP}

  • Click on the green Start button on the bottom left hand corner.
  • Click on Control Panel

Windows XP has two views. There is classic view and there is category view. If you see "Pick a Category" in large letters then you are in category view, if you see a large list of small icons then you are in classic view. Switch to category view by clicking on "switch to category view" on the upper left hand corner of the window.

  • Click on Network and Internet Connections
  • Click on Set up or change your internet connection
  • Click on the Setup button on the upper-right hand corner.
  • A new window will open up and click on Next on the bottom-right hand corner
  • Make sure the green dot is in Connect to the Internet
  • Click Next
  • Make sure the green dot is in Set up my connection manually
  • Click Next
  • Make sure the green dot is in Connect using a dial-up modem
  • Click Next
  • Type in Brainstorm where it asks you for your ISP name.
  • Click on Next
  • Leave the area code blank and here is a list of Cities with there corresponding dial-up numbers

Durango: 247-7798
Farmington:716-4042
Grand Junction:241-0044
Montrose:240-2794

  • Click on Next
  • Type in your username (ex: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) at the end.
  • Enter your password in the Password and Confirm Password fields and all the checkboxes on the bottom can be left checked.
  • Click on Next
  • Check the grey square on the bottom. It will add a shortcut to Brainstorm on your desktop.
  • Click on Finish on the bottom.
  • Close the Network and Internet Connections window..
  • Double-click on the Shortcut to Brainstorm on your desktop.
  • Click on Connect
  • After it has connected open Internet Explorer to surf webpages or Outlook Express to check your email.

{tab=Windows Vista}

  • Click on Start | Control Panel | Network and Internet | Network and Sharing Center.
  • Click on Set up a connection or network.
  • You will be asked to choose a connection option. Click on Set up a dial-up connection and click Next.
  • You will be asked to type in the information for your ISP. Type in the following information in the appropriate fields:
  • Dial-up phone number: See the list below. If you need to enter any dialing rules, enter them before the phone number, separated by a comma (e.g. 9, 247-7798).
  • User name: Enter your username (e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Password: Enter your password. If you do not want to enter the password every time you connect, place a check in the box next to "Remember this password."
  • Connection name: Enter a name you will remember it by (e.g. Brainstorm).
  • Allow other people to use this connection: If you share the computer with other people who have separate logins you can check this box to allow them to share this connection. (You may have to enter you administrator password or click Continue).
  • Dial-up Phone Numbers:

Durango: 247-7798
Farmington:716-4042
Grand Junction:241-0044
Montrose:240-2794

  • Click Connect. Your computer should now connect to Brainstorm.
  • Once successfully connected, click on Browse the Internet now. Your default browser will launch.
  • To connect in the future, go to Start | Connect to. Your list of connections will show up. Choose the Brainstorm connection and click Connect.

{tab=Windows 7}

Windows 7 Dial-Up:

  • Click on Start | Control Panel | Network and Internet | Network and Sharing Center.
  • Click on Set up a connection or network.
  • You will be asked to choose a connection option. Click on Set up a dial-up connection and click Next.

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  • You will be asked to type in the information for your ISP. Type in the following information in the appropriate fields:
  • Dial-up phone number: See the list below. If you need to enter any dialing rules, enter them before the phone number, separated by a comma (e.g. 9, 247-7798).
  • User name: Enter your username (e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Password: Enter your password. If you do not want to enter the password every time you connect, place a check in the box next to "Remember this password."
  • Connection name: Enter a name you will remember it by (e.g. Brainstorm).
  • Allow other people to use this connection: If you share the computer with other people who have separate logins you can check this box to allow them to share this connection. (You may have to enter you administrator password or click Continue).

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  • Dial-up Phone Numbers:

Durango: 247-7798
Farmington:716-4042
Grand Junction:241-0044
Montrose:240-2794

  • Click Connect. Your computer should now connect to Brainstorm.
  • Once successfully connected, click on Browse the Internet now. Your default browser will launch.
  • To connect in the future, use one of the following methods:
  • Go to Start | Connect to. Your list of connections will show up. Choose the Brainstorm connection and click Connect.
  • Click on your network icon. Your network icon may look like the picture below or it may look like a series of bars, and it may have a red X or a yellow dot in it, but it should show the menu when you hover your mouse over it:
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  • When you click on the network icon, you should see your Brainstorm connection. Click on it and click Connect

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  • To disconnect from the internet, click on the network icon again and click Disconnect.

{tab=Windows 8}

  • Open the Network and Sharing Center.  In Windows 8 you can right click on the network icon from the Desktop, or click on the Search icon and search for "sharing" in Settings.

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  • Click on Set up a new connection or network

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  • Click on Connect to the Internet

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  • Click on Dial-up

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  • You will be asked to type in the information for your ISP. Type in the following information in the appropriate fields:
  • Dial-up phone number: See the list below. If you need to enter any dialing rules, enter them before the phone number, separated by a comma (e.g. 9, 247-7798).
  • User name: Enter your username (e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Password: Enter your password. If you do not want to enter the password every time you connect, place a check in the box next to "Remember this password."
  • Connection name: Enter a name you will remember it by (e.g. Brainstorm).
  • Allow other people to use this connection: If you share the computer with other people who have separate logins you can check this box to allow them to share this connection. (You may have to enter you administrator password or click Continue).

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  • Dial-up Phone Numbers:

Durango: 247-7798
Farmington:716-4042
Grand Junction:241-0044
Montrose:240-2794

  • Click Connect. Your computer should now connect to Brainstorm.
  • Once successfully connected, click on Browse the Internet now. Your default browser will launch.
  • To connect in the future, use one of the following methods:
  • Go to Start | Connect to. Your list of connections will show up. Choose the Brainstorm connection and click Connect.
  • Click on your network icon. Your network icon may look like the picture below or it may look like a series of bars, and it may have a red X or a yellow dot in it, but it should show the menu when you hover your mouse over it:
    win7dialup1
  • When you click on the network icon, you should see your Brainstorm connection. Click on it and click Connect

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  • To disconnect from the internet, click on the network icon again and click Disconnect.

{tab=Mac OSX}

  • From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
  • From the View menu, choose Network.
  • Choose "Internal Modem" from the Show pop-up menu (or the "Configure" pop-up menu prior to Mac OS X v10.1).
  • If your computer does not have a built-in modem, select your external modem.
  • Mac OS X v10.5 or later: From the Configuration pop-up menu, choose Add Configuration.
  • Mac OS X 10.4.x or earlier: Click the PPP tab.
  • Enter your information into the relevant fields. Your username goes in the Account Name field, for example This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you want to copy this connection information to other user accounts on this computer, select "Save password."
  • In the service provider field type Brainstorm.
  • In the password field type your password.
  • Dial-up Phone Numbers:

Durango: 247-7798
Farmington:716-4042
Grand Junction:241-0044
Montrose:240-2794

  • You should now be able to connect.