Gearbox - Dialer for Microsoft Windows   

Links:  Installing Gearbox | Create a new account | Configure an existing account | Uninstalling Gearbox |

Links on this page:  Options menu | Links menu | Help menu |

 

  Editing an existing Internet connection:

To edit an existing connection, do the following:

Open the dialer as if you were going to connect.

Login to connect:

Username:  Verify your username has been spelled correctly.  You must have @ispname.com at the end of it.
Password:  Retype your password to ensure that you've entered it correctly.

Note:  Passwords are case-sensitive.  Ensure your Caps Lock key is DISabled.

Lock Password:  You can check this option if you'd like Windows to save the password.

 

Selecting a dial-up access number:

Occasionally you may need to select a different access number.  If you're in another city or state, select a local access number for that area and connect to the Internet.  To do this, do the following:

On the Toolbar, click the Options menu and select Phonebook Options from the drop-down menu.

 

Since you've already enter an area code during the initial configuration, a list of access numbers should appear.  Do one of the following:

1.  Select the access number for the city in which you reside.
2.  Enter a new area code and select the number of the city in which you're visiting.

Then,

Check the option DIAL AREA CODE if you have 10-digit dialing in the area.
Check the option DIAL "1" if you need to dial a "1".

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 Save button to keep the changes and to close the screen.

 

Exploring the Modem/Location Options:

On the Toolbar, click Options and select Modem/Location Options from the drop-down menu.

 

Settings:  Modem/dial location:

Select Modem:  This menu should display the brand of modem installed on your computer.  There should be only one listed.  If there is more than one, you'll need to try connecting with both of them.  Remove the modem driver that doesn't work.

Note:  To remove the modem driver, click the Edit button, highlight the modem driver that didn't work, and click the Remove button.

Select Dial Location:  Select the location from which you'd like to dial.

Note:  If you'd like to create a new location, select New Location from the drop-down menu and click the Edit button.

Click the Save button to keep any changes and to close the screen.

 

Exploring the Application Options:

Gearbox has a few options you can enable or disable to your liking.

On the Toolbar, click Options and select Application Options from the drop-down menu.

 

The following screen appears:

Settings:  Application:

Gearbox displays a list of application options.  These are exactly what they say they are:  Options.

Launch dialer on system startup:  With this option selected, Gearbox will automatically start when you turn on your computer.
Minimize window on connect:  With this option selected, Gearbox will minimize so it's not in your way while you're surfing the Internet or accessing e-mail.
Set as default dialer on startup:  With this option selected, Gearbox will become your default Internet dialer when you turn on your computer.
Launch browser on connect:  With this option selected, your default browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, etc.) will open upon connecting.

Click the save button to keep any changes and to close the screen.

 

Exploring the Links menu:

On the Toolbar, click the Links menu to view the various options.

Homepage:  Clicking this option will take your default browser to your default home page.
Customer Service:  Clicking this option will take you to the customer service home page.
Update Password:  Clicking this option will take you to the My Account section of your ISP to allow you to change your password on the server.  You can then change it on the screen below.
My Account:  Clicking this option will take you to the My Account section of your ISP.

 

Exploring the Help menu:

On the Toolbar, click the Help menu.

From the Help menu, you may access information to help you understand how to operate Gearbox.

 

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