|These are the entries that come from the Create New Connection. Note the 'Use area code and Dialing Properties' checkbox, which defaults to using the area code and Windows dialing properties set in Telephony. |
Uncheck it, and you can enter the phone number, including area code and any special dialing codes directly in the Telephone Number box; If it is checked, make sure the settings in Control Panel -> Telephony are correct.
Besides OK and Cancel, there are 4 tabs or buttons that can be clicked that bring up other Windows:
Server Types - This is very important, and the defaults are usually incorrect when creating a New Connection.
Clicking on the Server Types tab of a Connectoid's Properties:
FOR CONNECTIONS TO NFN:
LOG ON TO NETWORK should not be checked!
NetBEUI should not be checked!
IPX/SPX Compatible should not be checked!
uncheck Record a log file for this connection.
Clicking TCP/IP Settings button:
The default settings as shown are correct.
Scripting - Normally blank, not needed for NFN use.
Multilink - If you have more than 1 modem, more than 1 phone line, and ISP accounts for multilinking, this is where you set it up.
Configure - Modem-related settings.