Setting up your computer to get online with The Circuit's Edge, using Windows95/98:

Internet Explorer and Outlook Express are generally provided with Windows, as internet applications. To set up your computer, follow these steps. Remember to enter your username and password in lower case.

Step 1: Verify that Dial-up Networking is Installed

Press the Start button, select Settings, then Control Panel. Double Click the Add/Remove Programs icon. Select the Windows Setup tab, then click on the Communications option and press Details. Make sure that the Dial-up Networking option is selected. If it is, go on to step 2. If it isn't, select it and click OK. Windows 95/98 will attempt to install the needed drivers, so make sure you've got your installation disks or CD available. Now that Dial-up Networking is installed, you can proceed to step 2.

Step 2: Verify that the Dial-up Adapter and TCP/IP Protocol are Installed.

Press the Start button, select Settings, then Control Panel. Double-click the Network icon. You'll see a dialog box. Make sure the Configuration tab is selected. Both Dial-Up Adapter and TCP/IP should be the only items present, then you're ready to proceed to step 3. Click OK

To add the Dial-Up Adapter, hit the Add button, double-click Adapter, then scroll down the list until you can select Microsoft. Choose the Dial-Up Adapter and hit OK.

If you need to install TCP/IP, hit the Add button, double-click Protocol, then select Microsoft, then TCP/IP, and hit OK.

Now your Network dialog box should contain both Dial-Up Adapter and TCP/IP. If other adapters or protocols are present, and you do not have a network of computers the extra items should be removed. Select the adapter, click Properties, Bindings, and make sure the TCP/IP box is checked. You're now ready to proceed to step 3.

Step 3: Setting up TCE as your access provider.

Double Click the My Computer icon, then Dial-Up Networking. Double-click on Make New Connection. Now, enter "The Circuit's Edge" as the computer you are dialing. Be sure your modem is present in the "Select a Modem" box as well. Now click the Next > button. Enter the area code of 315 and the telephone number as 387-6644 and click Next >. Click Finish on the next screen. Now, "The Circuit's Edge" should appear in the Dial-Up Networking group with an icon. While pointing at The Circuit's Edge icon, click the RIGHT mouse button. A list of choices should appear, select Properties. Now, uncheck "Use country code and area code" and click OK. Next, click on Server Types and make sure only Enable software compression, and TCP/IP are checked.

Step 4: Adding the dialer to your desktop.

In the Dial-up Networking group, click on The Circuit's Edge icon and while holding down the mouse button, drag the icon to your desktop. Windows will ask you if you want to create a shortcut to this function; answer Yes.

* This is the icon that will start up your internet connection with TCE. *

You now may close the Dial-up Networking Group