How to create a connection to GT Online using Windows NT



Before you can create a connection to GT Online you need to have a valid GT Online freenet account. Click here to create your account. Once you have successfully created your account follow the instructions below.


If you do encounter problems with the set-up of your account please call the Technical Support Helpdesk on 0905 155 0000 (calls charged at 60p per minute)



1.      Go to your Desktop: This is what your computer shows you each time you turn it on, and it has settled down ready for work. The desktop displays icons for the various programs in your computer.


2.      Double click on the icon for My Computer. A new screen appears with more icons.


3.      Double click on the icon for Dial-up Networking. A window appears. In the Entry Name field type GT Online.


4.      In the Phone number field type in the appropriate phone number. By default, all GT Online accounts are set to access the Internet via the Freenet number.


The Phonenet tariffs offer call discount and are available to Subscribers only. Please call 719 991 for a Phonenet Application Form and more information.


Freenet                          0845 255 5432

Phonenet Pro                0845 255 0101

Phonenet Digital           0800 976 9760


5.      Next click on the tab for Server Types


6.      At the top of the Server Types page, is a slot labelled Type of Dial Server. To the right of the slot is a black triangle. Click on the black triangle, which will bring up what is known as a drop-down menu. This reveals a list of Server types. You want the one beginning PPP. Click on it to highlight it.


7.      Now look at the little squares lower down in the window. Click inside the square that is labelled TCP/IP. A tick appears in the square. There should be no ticks in any other square. If any other square has a tick, click on it, and it will disappear.


8.      Select TCP/IP Settings.


9.      Tick Server assigned IP address, Server assigned name server addresses, Use IP header compression, and Use default gateway on remote connection


10.  Now click on OK at the bottom of the window.


You have set up your computer to connect to the Internet with GT Online.