Connecting Windows 98 to the Internet

To be able to connect to the internet from Windows 98, you first need to sign up with a local ISP. This ISP will provide you with some information that you need in order to set up your internet connection. This information includes:

Once you have this information from your ISP, you can start to set up your internet connection.

  1. Click on the Connect to the Internet icon that appears on the desktop.
  2. Select I want to transfer my Existing Account to this Computer and click Next. If the computer is networked then File and Print sharing on the dial up connection will be disabled and your computer will be restarted. The install process will continue after the computer restarts.
  3. Select Connect using my Phone Line and click Next.
  4. Enter the phone number you need to dial to connect to the internet, uncheck the Dial using Area Code and Country Code box. Click Next.
  5. Enter your logon id and password and click Next.
  6. Enter the name of your ISP as the Connection name and click Next.
  7. If you want to configure email and news services then select Yes and proceed to set them up, otherwise select No, click Next then Finish to complete the setup.

Your ISP may also supply you with a DNS name or server number. You probably wont need to enter this information but you should keep track of it just in case.


This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.

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