CedarNet Settings: Windows XP
Some of these settings are more important than others, but it
does work with these:
- Click on CedarNet Icon
- Verify the user ID is correct and all lower case
(no @cedarnet.org or %cedarnet.org here)
- Retype the password (taking care that the CAPS lock is off)
- Phone number.232-4135
- Click on "Properties" and check the settings
under each tab:
- If you do not need any special dialing rules, make sure the
"Use dialing rules" option is Unchecked.
- To disable call waiting, "Dial:" should be *70,232-4135
- If you normally dial 9 to get an outside line, "Dial:"
Click on the "Configure..."
button near the modem
and adjust the settings to match this figure
- Adjust settings to match the figure above-right
- It is important that "Allow unsecured password"
is selected; without that you cannot get online with CedarNet.
- Verify that "Type of dial-up server I am calling"
is set to a PPP server
- Click on the "Settings" button, and verify that
none of the items in the pop-up window are checked.
- Click on OK to return to the networking tab
- Under "This connection uses the following items:"
the following items must be listed and checked:
- QoS Packet Scheduler
- Client for MicroSoft Networks
(Additional items may or may not interfere with a CedarNet
- Click on TCP/IP to highlight it and click "Properties"
button below the list
- Verify that both the IP addresses and the DNS are server
- Click "OK" to return to the "CedarNet Properties"
- Windows XP comes with its own Firewall, a program designed
to stop outsiders from breaking into your computer. This should
not interfere with you CedarNet connection.
Click "OK" to save these settings. Depending on what
changes you have made, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
Click on "Start" and select "Control Panel".
Find and open "Network and Internet Connections", then
click on "Internet Options" to open the "Internet
Click on the "Connections" tab at the top.
- In the "Dial-up and Virtual Private Network Settings"
- If CedarNet is your main (or only) connection, make
sure it is set as the Default.
- If there are other connections listed that are not
being used, click on them to highlight, and Click
on "Remove". Often times the connection
settings can interfere with one another.
- Select "Always dial my default connection"
by placing a dot next to it, so that Windows will
dial CedarNet when you click on your default browser
or default email client. OR Select "Never dial
a connection" if you prefer to manually dial
- Highlight the CedarNet connection and click "Settings"
- Verify that none of the items are checked. Both
"Automatic configurations" and "Proxy
servers" are likely to interfere with a CedarNet
- Click on the "Advanced " button.
- Verify that the "Disconnect if idle for
.... minutes" is either Unchecked, or set
for a fairly high number. This setting will cause
Windows to disconnect without asking .
- Click OK to save any changes
Click OK to save all changes until you are back to the "Control
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