Internet Setup Wizard VISTA

Before trying to set up the Internet connection, make sure: Here's how to setup the connection:
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click the Network and Internet icon.

  4. Click the Network and Sharing Center icon.
  5. Click Set up a connection or network
  6. A new window will pop up asking you to choose the connection option. Click Set up a dial-up connection then click Next



  7. Enter the telephone number for the dialup you plan to use.
  8. When you see a window similar to this, you are connected to the Internet through the library.


    Notice that the window tells you how to connect next time:

  9. After your computer connects to the Library's server, your browser may come up automatically. If it does not, click on the icon for the browser (probably Internet Explorer) to bring it up.

    Internet Explorer (IE) is the browser which comes with VISTA. We strongly recommend that you go to www.mozilla.com to download the free Firefox browser and use it instead of IE whenever possible. This will help you bypass many of the virus and other malware problems which are designed to bypass IE security.

  10. Your username and password allow you to use the Library's e-mail service. To send or receive e-mail:
  11. If you already have email with through another email server, you are welcome to try using that service while dialed up to the Library. If you have problems, you may need to work with your email provider rather than library staff to solve them.

  12. There is a 14 hour per week limit on your Internet use through the Library's dialup lines. If your account goes over 14 hours, the server will refuse to accept connections from your username until the end of the week. There is no need to call the library, your account will begin working again early Sunday (a few minutes after Saturday midnight).

    If your account is disabled for this reason, you will still be able to log in at a Library branch or on a wireless connection. You will also be able to use Web Mail and access the Library's website from a different Internet connection. The only service that will be unavailable will be the dialup lines.

  13. Additional help is available at http://library.beau.org/help/".

  14. Please check the Library's System News at least once a week. To get there, go to the Library home page at http://library.beau.org/". and click on System News