4907 - 99 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6E-4Y1
Phone (780) 438-5897 Fax (780) 432-8128
E-mail us! firstname.lastname@example.org
DataNet Dial-Up Setup for
Congratulations on choosing DataNet as your Internet Service Provider
(ISP.) This is the setup sheet to get your DataNet connection up
and running as fast and as smoothly as possible. Please read through
each step carefully before starting. Note that because of the different
versions of Windows our users are using not every dialog box may not appear
*exactly* as typed, but the meanings should be close. Once you have
successfully setup your DataNet dial-up connection the last step also
provides an address to get the online email setup instructions.
- Starting from your windows desktop (What you see when you first
startup your computer), double click on the "My Computer"
icon in the top left hand corner (if you can't find the icon labeled
"My Computer" try the icon in the top left hand corner of
- Double click on "Dial-Up Networking". If a box labeled
"Welcome to Dial-Up Networking" opens, click cancel.
NOTE: If you do not have a Dial-Up Networking folder or nothing
happens when you double click it is likely you do not have a modem or your modem is
not installed correctly. These are hardware problems and are not
covered in this setup. Please phone us if you are experiencing these
problems when attempting to setup your DataNet connection.
- You should now have a box open called "Dial-Up Networking". If there are any
other icons other than the "Make new connection" icon,
delete them (click once on the icon so it is highlighted, then click
File -> Delete). Double click on the "Make New
NOTE: Do not delete the Make New Connection icon!
NOTE: If a box labeled "Install New Modem" opens up, please
see the NOTE in step 2.
- In the "Make New Connection" box, enter DataNet as
the name of the computer you are dialing. Your modem should appear in
the "Select a device" box. If it does not, click on
the down arrow and choose your modem. Click Next.
- Enter the Area code for Edmonton: 780 and the Telephone
number of our Dial-Up: 851-1399. Select Canada as
your country code. Click Next. Click Finish.
- You will now have a new icon called DataNet in your "Dial-Up
Networking" box. Click ONCE over the DataNet icon (do NOT
double click the icon - if you do, click cancel in the new
"Connect To" window).
The DataNet icon will now be highlighted blue. Click File,
and then click Create Shortcut. You will get a message
"Windows cannot create a shortcut here. Do you want the
shortcut to be places on the desktop instead?" (or some
equivalent.) Click Yes.
- Again, click File,
and then click Properties.
- A new box labeled "DataNet" will now open up. If you live
in the 780 area code, uncheck "Use area code and Dialing
Properties." If you do not live in the 780 area code, or
require the 780 for calls to Edmonton, leave the box checked.
Click on the "Server Types" tab at the top.
- Make sure the ONLY checked boxes are "Enable software
compression," and "TCP/IP" (i.e. uncheck
"NETBEUI," and "IPX/SPX Compatible, and any other
advanced options that may be turned on").
- Click OK, and then close the "dial-up networking"
box by clicking the X in the upper right hand corner of the box.
You have now successfully created the dialer to connect you to
DataNet. You are now ready to connect to DataNet!
To make the connection to DataNet:
- Double click the "Shortcut to DataNet" icon on your
- Fill out your "User name" as the first part of your
email address (E.g. if your email address was email@example.com
you would fill out your "User name" as example). Once
you have made a successful connection to DataNet you will never need
to do this step again.
NOTE: Only your primary login will connect you to DataNet.
Once connected you can check any of other email accounts with this
- Fill out the "Password" field as the password for
your email account.
NOTE: If you check off the "Save password" box and
make a successful connection to DataNet you can skip this step in the
- Now click "Connect" to connect to DataNet.
Once the login procedure is completed you will be prompted with a
message saying so. You are now ready to setup your email
accounts. Please start a web browser and browse to www.datanet.ab.ca/datanet.shtml
by entering that address (exactly as shown) in the address bar and