This page will help you check or set your Internet
Options on Windows. This page also assumes you have Internet
Explorer 5 or higher. If you have an older version of Internet
Explorer, such as Internet Explorer 4, it is highly recommended that
you update your Internet Explorer to at least version 5 in order to
optimize your websurfing experience (click
here to visit our downloads section). Although you may have already created a
KansasNet connection, you may not be able to surf the internet or
check your email if your Internet Options are not set properly, even
if you are dialed in and connected to KansasNet.
To begin, you need to open the Control Panels on your computer.
If you have Windows XP, you may just choose Start-->Control
Panels. Otherwise, you need to choose
In the Control Panels Window, double-click on
the Internet Options icon to open the Internet Properties
|If you have Windows XP, when you open the Control Panel
window, you may see something stating "Pick a task..."
in rather large font. If you see "Pick a task,"
you may not be able to locate the Internet Options icon
until you switch the Control Panel view. Do this by
choosing Switch to Classic View in the upper-left hand
corner of the Control Panel window.
Once you have opened the Internet Properties window, you will be
looking at the contents of the General tab. You may
choose to set your homepage to http://www.kansas.net. Just
type that in the Home Page address box as shown below, or enter
whatever homepage URL you would like.
Now, choose the Connections tab at the top of the Internet
Properties window. You should see a white box with the words KansasNet
(Default) in it. First, make sure you have selected the
option Always dial my default connection. Now, if you see
KansasNet in the box, but it does not say "(Default)" after
it, then click the Set Default button to make KansasNet the
default connection for dial-up. If you do not see "KansasNet"
in the white box at all, then you need to create a dialup connection
to KansasNet first, and then come back to this page.
Next, click the Settings button to the right of the white
box on the Connection tab in the Internet Properties window (see
picture in STEP 4 above). You should see the window below.
First, make sure that NO boxes are checked. If you have
any boxes check, your KansasNet Dial-up connection may not work
properly. Then enter your KansasNet username and password at the
bottom of the window. Also, make sure the box labeled
"Domain" is blank, or you may not be able to log on to
KansasNet. Finally, press OK. This will return you
to the Internet Properties Connection tab window (shown in STEP 4
above). Make sure to press OK at the bottom of that
You should now have a functional KansasNet dial-up
networking connection on your computer and with your Internet Options
discussed on this page set properly, you should be able to connect and
surf the internet.
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