Create a New Dial Up Connector
Before you get started, make sure you have your Internet
Hotline Account Information available. This would be your IHOT
user name (ie: firstname.lastname@example.org), the password for your
account and the dial up number you need for dial up access. (
Click here to find dial up numbers)
First, Create a new Dial Up
There are multiple way to create a new Dial Up Connection.
It all depends on which view you have on your control
panel. We will use the way show below. Just follow
Click on the "Start" button
Move the mouse over the Control Panel and click
Once you have opened the Control Panel you want the display
to look like the second one below called "Classic
If it doesn't look like this don't panic. Just click on
the Line Link in the upper left corner of the Control Panel
Screen show below where it said "Switch to Classic
View". This will change the display so it shows about 30
Category View below
Classic View Below
Now we want to find the ICON called Network Connections the
circled above, They are listed in alphabetical
order. Double Click on the Network Connections to open it
You now want to click on "Create a New Connection"
That brings up the New Connection Wizard
Select ... Connect to the Internet
Select ... Set up my connection manually
Click the button next to Connect using a dial up modem
In the ISP Name Box, type something to name this dial up
connection. like IHOT dial up or my dial connect to
IHOT. This can be anything you want. It just a label
for the connector. It's so you can tell what it is in the
list of connectors for dial up. You could have more than
As an example......In the South San Jose area use the phone
number 408-903-1055, otherwise use a number from our Dial Up
From your IHOT Account Information, enter the Access
Username in the Username box. Then enter the Access Password in
both the Password and Confirm password boxes. Check the boxes
at the bottom of the screen.
Click on the box next to Add a shortcut to this connection
to my desktop.
Finally, You're Done!
To Connect to the Internet, Click on the Dial button to
connect to the Internet. Then, open your Internet Browser
(Internet Explorer, Netscape or Opera) or your Email Program
(Outlook, Netscape or Eudora) and away you go.
To get to the IHOT Dial up Connection window in the future,
double-click on the Shortcut named IHOT on your desktop.