If you have Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server and need to
setup your computer to dial into KansasNet using your modem, this page will help
you do exactly that. You will have to be logged into the system as an
administrator in order to setup KansasNet, or you need to have your system
administrator set it up for you. The series of steps for setting up
KansasNet will take 5-10 minutes, and it will configure your Outlook
Express for email also.
NOTE: If while you are following the steps below, you
encounter a window titled Outlook Express import, please note which step you are
on, skip to Step A and follow the directions there, then
return to the step you were on before.
On your Windows 2000 desktop, look for the My Network Places
icon. You need to right-click the icon, and select Properties.
After clicking Properties in Step 1, the 'Network and Dial-up Connections'
window will open. Double left-click the Make New Connection icon.
After clicking 'Make New Connection' in Step 2, you will see the following
Network Connection Wizard window. Just click Next.
You should see the choose Network Connection Type window next. Select Dial-up
to the Internet and then press Next.
Now you should see the Internet Connection Wizard window. You need to
select "I want to set up my Internet connection manually, or I want to
connect through a local area network (LAN)." Then press Next.
Select 'I connect through a phone line and a modem', then press
In the next window, you need to enter the phone number to dial KansasNet.
If you are not sure of the correct number for you to use, please check KansasNet's
Local Access Numbers. Under Country/region name and code, make sure
you have selected 'United States of America (1)' and check the box for 'Use area
code and dialing rules'. Make sure you have entered the area code
correctly. Click Next.
In this window, just enter your KansasNet username and password, then click Next.
Next, in the Connection name field, type KansasNet, then press Next.
The next few windows will setup your Outlook Express to use your KansasNet
email. Select Yes, to setup your email, then press Next.
Select 'Create a new Internet mail account' and then press Next.
In the Display name field, type your full name. This is the name that
other people may see when you send them mail, so you need to type your real full
name. Then press Next.
In the Internet E-mail Address window, type your email address, for example email@example.com,
then press the Next button.
In the E-mail Server Names window, select 'My incoming mail server is a POP3
server' from the drop down menu. Then enter the mail server names.
For both incoming mail and outgoing mail, you need to enter mail.kansas.net
then press Next.
Next, in the Internet Mail Logon window, type your username and
password. Remember, if your email address is firstname.lastname@example.org,
then your username is johndoe. If you don't want your computer to
ask you for your password everytime you check email, then enter your password
now and check the 'Remember password' box. DO NOT SELECT 'Log on using
Secure Password Authentication (SPA)'. Click Next.
Finally! You made it to the last step! You may choose to uncheck
'To connect ot the Internet immediately, select this box and click
Finish'. Then press the Finish button.
You do not need to do this step unless you encounter the following window as
you proceed through the setup. If you do see the 'Import Messages and
Address Book' window, please select Do not import at this time and then
click Next. (Proceed to Step B below.) KansasNet does not
support the import process.
STEP B: (only if you did Step A above)
You will see the Import Not Complete window, which is ok because that is
what we decided to do! Just click Finish and return to the step
where you left off.
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