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Configure a Dial-Up Connection to the Internet in Windows Vista

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.

Windows Vista offers an easy way to set up and configure a dial-up connection to the Internet. The following steps should be used for setting up a basic connection to the Internet. Though this connection will allow you to access resources on the UW network, it will prompt for your UWYO domain username and password with each connection.

Procedure

  1. Configuring the Dial-Up Connection

    1. Click the Windows Start button, and click Control Panel.
       
    2. In the Control Panel click Network and Internet.
       
    3. In the Network and Internet window, click Network and Sharing Center.
       
    4. In the Network and Sharing Center window, click Set up a connection or network.
       
    5. In the Set up a connection or network window, select Set up a dial-up connection, and click Next.
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      Choose a connection option window
    6. In the Dial-up phone number: box, type 721-0400 (for staff and faculty) or 742-1200 (for students).
       
      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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      Type the information from your Internet service provider window
    7. In the User name: box, enter your UWYO domain username. Enter the associated password in the Password: box.
       
    8. In the Connection name box, type UW Dial-up (or any name you choose).
    9. Select the appropriate check boxes based on your individual preferences, and click Connect. (Image)

      Type the information from your Internet service provider window
  2. Using the Dial-Up Connection

    1. Click the Windows Start button, and then click Connect To.
       
    2. In the Connect to a Network window, select the dial-up connection you created and click the Connect button.

      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. UW Faculty and Staff

      1. To connect to UW resources on UWAPPS, click the Windows Start button and type \\uwapps.uwyo.edu in the Start Search box. When prompted for a user name and password, enter your UWYO domain username in the form UWYO\username.
         
      2. To connect to a particular computer (like the computer in your office), click the Windows Start button and type \\computername.uwyo.edu\sharename in the Start Search box. When prompted for a user name and password, enter your UWYO domain username in the form UWYO\username. Files may be transferred from the home computer to the office computer.
    2. UW Students

      • To connect to your personal H:\ drive storage, click the Windows Start button and type \\Arthur.uwyo.edu\username$ in the Start Search box. When prompted for a user name and password, enter your UWYO domain user name in the form UWYO\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: 0208 By: GG

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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