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How to Setup Dial-up to KansasNet on Windows 2000

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 Next.

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.

STEP 10:
The next few windows will setup your Outlook Express to use your KansasNet email.  Select Yes, to setup your email, then press Next.

STEP 11:
Select 'Create a new Internet mail account' and then press Next.

STEP 12:
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.

STEP 13:
In the Internet E-mail Address window, type your email address, for example, then press the Next button.

STEP 14:
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 then press Next.

STEP 15:
Next, in the Internet Mail Logon window, type your username and password.  Remember, if your email address is, 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.

STEP 16:
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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Last modified: April 17, 2007