Connecting to GTOnline through Windows2000

 

 

 

 

(The username shown above is just an example)

 

The above screen shows what username and password needs to be entered. The User name is the first part of your e-mail address (i.e. the part before the @gtonline.net) and the password should be the one you chose. The password will be masked out as you input it; this is a built security feature.

 

Click finish and you will end up at the screen that shows you all the connections you have

 

Tab: General Here you could enter/correct the access phone number to your ISP. Make sure, that the check mark is set for "Showing the icon in the Taskbar when connected". Shown below:

Tab: Options Here you can customize the "Dialing Options". I suggest to Prompt for Name and Password", it will display the values defined during the definition allowing to verify and modify them.

As part of the Redialing options, you can define, after how much "Idle Time"
the connection should be terminated by "Hanging Up".

An Example of the screen is shown below

Tab: Security Settings for the transmitting of the password. Other settings need to be set by selecting Advanced (custom settings) radio button and then clicking on the settings button.

Above shows the settings that to set in the advanced network settings

Tab: Networking The network components, which are used for this connection.
For a SECURE connection to the Internet (to prevent others to connect to your disk), you should UN-CHECK "File and Printer Sharing"!

When connecting to the Internet, TCP/IP is the required protocol. Since most Computers, especially ISP's, use DHCP to assign automatically the IP-address, there is no need to configure anything for the TCP/IP protocol.

Click on "Settings then untick all the checkboxes. The connection cannot be established if you do not do this.

By selecting Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then by clicking properties. This will bring up the box like the one below which highlights the required settings for TCP/IP.

You are now ready to make a connection to the internet by double clicking on the connection icon that you have just created.