Gearbox - Dialer for Microsoft Windows   

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  Configuring an existing Internet account:

After the initial installation of Gearbox, the following window appears:

Here you'll pick whether you're going to register a new account or an existing one.  Gearbox will do two things:

1.  Gather some information about your location.
2.  Connect to the Internet so you can configure your connection.

Click the next button to continue.


Dial Location Information:

My area code is:  Enter your area code.
Dial using:  Select whether you have Tone or Pulse dialing.
Advanced Options:

To disable call waiting, dial:  If you have call waiting, enter the code you should dial to disable it.  Normally this code is "*70,".
To access an outside line, dial:  If you have to dial a number to access an outside line, enter it now.  Normally this number is "9,".

Click the next button to continue.


Select Modem:

Please select the modem you will use to connect the the Internet:  Select your modem from the list.

Note:  There should only be one listed.

Click the next button to continue.


Gearbox has finished collecting information.

Click the finish button to continue.


The Gearbox Dialer appears.

Gearbox will now connect to the Internet so you may continue with the registration process.


When connected, the following window appears:

My account Status:

Select the option I have an EXISTING Internet Account and want to configure my connection.

Click the Continue with Signup button.


Existing User Signup:

Enter your personal information.

Click the Continue Configuration button.


Dialup Locations:

Dialup Numbers List by State:

Select your state from the drop-down menu and click the Lookup button.
Select your city's dial-up number from the list.

Important:  We are not responsible for long-distance charges.  Contact your local telephone company to ensure the number you choose is local to you.

Click the Configure My Connection Now button.


The following prompt should appear:

It sounds more complicated than it really is.

Click the OK button to continue.


Another prompt appears.

This prompt displays the information you chose during the setup.  Write it down and store it in a safe place.

Click the OK button to continue.


Still a third prompt appears.

You're ready to connect.

Click the OK button to finish the configuration.

Now you just need to click on the Dialer icon or Internet Explorer to connect to the Internet.


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