Thank you for chooing Spacestar Communications! The following instructions will walk you through
configuring the steps needed to get you online. This will guide you through setting up Dial-Up Networking,
your Internet Browser (Internet Explorer 4.0 and 5.0 and Netscape Communicator 4.6) and an E-Mail client
(Microsoft Outlook Express or Netscape Messenger.)
|Step 1:  Getting Started|
From the Desktop, double click on 'My Computer'. Double click on
'3 1/2 Floppy (A:)' to open it up. Double click on the Setup icon to start the installation.
|Step 2:  Choosing Your Location|
Choose and area you are calling from in the list and click OK. Be sure that you
are choosing an area that is NOT a long distance call for you. (** Spacestar is NOT
held liable for ANY long distance calls that may occur from improperly setting up
|Step 3:  Installing Dial-Up Networking Components|
The Installer will try to automatically detect and configure your Dial-Up Networking
components. The program may prompt you for your Windows 95/98 installation
diskettes if it needs to add any additional components.
|Step 4:  User Information|
This following screen will ask you for your user information (i.e. Username,
Password and Full Name). When you have finished this, click OK to continue.
|Step 5:  Verifying Dial-Up Settings|
These few steps will just double check to make sure that all of the proper settings
have been made to your system. Doing this will help to solve many of the common
problems that happen with Dial-Up Networking.
|5.a Dial-Up Connection Settings|
Follow the steps below to make sure your connection is configured correctly. This
is only going to check the settings for this account, so if you access other services,
this will not affect them.
With the right mouse button, click on
the Spacestar icon and select
Click on the server types tab and make sure that
only the following options are checked. Then click
on the 'Settings' button next to the TCP/IP
Under the 'General' tab, make sure that you
have disabled the "Use Country and Area Code"
checkbox (this will make sure that you are not dialing
a long distance number to connect to us.) Then
click the 'Server Types' tab to check that your
settings match those to the left.
Click OK, and OK again to return to the main Dial-Up Networking window. You
can close out of the Dial-Up Networking window, and return to My Computer.
|5.b Setting up Networking Components
From 'My Computer' open up the control panel, and double click on the 'Network'
icon. This will allow you to make sure you have all the correct protocols installed
(and any not needed removed) and that all the settings are set up properly.
* Note, only the necesary components required to connect to Spacestar are listed.
If you use your computer on a network, or any other servive, check with your System Administrator
before removing and network adapters or clients.)
This is a big one here, is you have this enabled,
unless you NEED to have it for another network
function, disable it, or it could conflict with the
settings in the Dial-Up Networking connection.
These are the three important ones to make
sure you have set up right. If not, this may cause a
problem with your connection.
Now you can click 'OK' at the bottom of the screen, and 'OK' again. You may be prompted for your
Windows installation CD or floppy disks. Then you will be asked to restart your computer.
|Step 6: Connecting To Spacestar|
|After rebooting the computer, you
will find an icon called Spacestar on
your desktop, double click on this to
connect to the internet, it will prompt
you for your username and pasword.
Enter these and click on the button
The setup program will automatically set up and E-mail account for you in either Netscape or Outlook
Express, (whichever was present on your computer.) Please see the support.spacestar.net for more information.