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Configure a Dial-Up Connection to the UW Network in Windows XP

Introduction

The University of Wyoming (UW) provides students, staff, and faculty with off-campus dial-up Internet access at no cost. This access requires that you have a functioning dial-up modem, a phone connection, and a valid UWYO domain account. For computers that are not UW-owned, Information Technology supports only the UW-specific setup and configuration of the software as presented in this document.

Sometimes it is convenient to be able to transfer documents from a home computer to an office computer on the UWYO domain if you are faculty or staff or to be able to access your personal H:\ drive storage if you are a student.  For this purpose, this document explains how to create a dial-up connection to the UW network from a home computer running Windows XP.

Procedure

  1. Configuring the Dial-Up Connection

    1. Click the Start menu button, and click Control Panel.
       
    2. In the Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections.
       
    3. In the Network and Internet Connections window, click Create a connection to the network at your workplace.
       
    4. In the Network Connection window, select Dial-up connection, and click Next.
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      New Connection Wizard "Network Connection" window
    5. In the Connection Name window,  type UW (or any name you choose), and click Next.
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      New Connection Wizard "Connection Name" window
    6. In the Phone Number to Dial window, type 721-0400 (for staff and faculty) or 742-1200 (for students), and click Next.
       
      NOTE: If you are dialing from the student apartments on campus, you must type a 9 and then the telephone number.
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      New Connection Wizard "Phone Number to Dial" window
    7. In the Completing the New Connection Wizard window, if you choose to,  select the Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop check box, and click Finish
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      New Connection Wizard "Completing the New Connection Wizard" window
  2. Using the Dial-Up Connection

    1. Double-click the shortcut to this connection located on your desktop, and skip to step D., or click the Start menu button, and click Control Panel.
       
    2. In the Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections.
       
    3. In the Network and Internet Connections window, click Network Connections.
       
    4. In the Network Connections window, double-click the icon for this connection.
       
    5. In the Connect window, make sure everything is correct, and click Dial.

      NOTE: To ensure the security of your account, you may wish to select the Save this user name and password for the following users check box,  and select Me only.

    NOTE: There is a time limit set on the length of a session because of the high demand for dial-up connections. These limits vary depending on the time of day. For more information on these restrictions, see http://www.uwyo.edu/infotech/services/network/modems.asp.

Tips

  1. Tips for Faculty and Staff on Connecting to the UW Network

    1. To connect to UW resources on UWAPPS, click the Start menu button, click Run, and type \\uwapps.uwyo.edu
       
    2. To connect to a particular computer (like the computer in your office), click the Start menu button, click Run, and type \\computername.uwyo.edu\sharename. Files may be transferred from the home computer to the office computer. 
  2. Tips for Students on Connecting to the UW Network

    1. To connect to your personal H:\ drive storage, click the Start menu button, click Run, and type \\Arthur.uwyo.edu\username$. Files may be transferred from the home computer to the personal storage.

NOTE: If you are using an ISP other than UW for dial-up  service, you will need to install and run the VPN client software before you will be able to access the UW network. Information about installation of the UW VPN client can be found at http://www.uwyo.edu/infotech/services/network/vpn. Be aware that the instructions above only apply to UW dial-up service.


 

Reviewed: 1006 By: CD

Additional help with the installation and configuration of
UW-supported software is available:
Faculty/Staff
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Email UserHelp@uwyo.edu
Contact your IT user consultant
(www.uwyo.edu/infotech/services/helpdesk/uc/)

Students
Email ASU-IT@uwyo.edu
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Come to the student computer lab in the lobby of the
Information Technology Center.

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