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This article has some basic information about dial-up internet access and how to set it up for use.
  
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==Setting up==
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To set up your computer for dial-up connection to the internet though NCF, please follow the step by step instructions below for the type of operating system you use:
  
To set up your computer for dial-up connection to NCF and the internet, please follow the step by step instructions below for the type of system you use:
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* [[Dial-up Connection Instructions for Puppy Linux|Puppy Linux]],
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* [[Dial-up Connection Instructions for Windows 10|Windows 10]], [[Dial-up Connection Instructions for Windows 8|Windows 8]], [[Dial-up Connection Instructions for Windows 7|Windows 7]], [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/connectvista Windows Vista], [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/connectxp Windows XP], [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/connectwin Windows 95, 98 and ME], [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/connect2000 Windows 2000]
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* [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/connectosx Mac OS X], [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/connectos9 Mac OS 9]
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* For setting up older computers using the text system, see [[FreePort]].
  
* [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/connectvista Windows Vista]
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'''Note:''' For NCF members who want to use Linux for dial-up, particularly on old computer hardware, [http://puppylinux.org/ Puppy Linux] supports dial-up very well right "out-of-the-box" for external modems.  
* [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/connectxp Windows XP]
 
* [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/connectwin Windows 95, 98 and ME]
 
* [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/connect2000 Windows 2000]
 
  
* [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/connectos9 Mac OS 9]
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== What equipment do I need? ==
* [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/connectosx Mac OS X]
 
  
* [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/linux Mandrake Linux]
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You need:
* [http://www.ubuntugeek.com/setting-up-dial-up-connection-in-ubuntu.html Ubuntu Linux]
 
  
* For setting up older computers using the text system (Freeport), please  [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/survival-guide.txt click here]
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*a computer
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*a modem
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*a telephone line
  
== What phone number do I use to dial into NCF? ==
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Your computer must have a jack for the phone line and a telephone modem. Dial up modems were common on computers in the early 2000s, but as dial-up has been largely displaced by high speed internet, dial-up modems have become less common and today are rare on new computers. Be sure to inquire when you buy a new computer if you need dial-up access. An internally-mounted dial-up modem is usually inexpensive (about $20). There are also external modems available that plug into a USB port on your computer. These are slightly more expensive (typically about $30), but very easy to install as they just plug into a USB outlet.
  
Consult the table at the top-right.
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The [https://support.usr.com/support/product-template.asp?prod=5637 US Robotics model 5637] has been recommended as a good external modem for Linux, Mac and Windows versions except Windows 10. US Robotics has indicated that there is an issue with Windows 10 that prevents it from working with this modem.
  
== What equipment do I need? ==
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To browse the internet, you will need a [[web browser]]. These days all operating systems come with browsers installed, but alternate browsers are available for free, such as:
  
You need a computer with a modem, and a telephone line.  Your computer must have a jack for the phone line and a telephone modem.  This was common on computers in the early 2000's, but later, as dial-up was displaced by higher speed broadband (eg., DSL), it has become less common and even rare for a computer to have a dial-up modem as standard equipment.  Be sure to enquire.  A dial-up modem is usually inexpensive (perhaps $20).
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{{Recommended browsers}}
  
To browse the internet, you will need a web browser such as FireFox or Internet Explorer.
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== Does NCF offer high-speed access to the Internet? ==
  
== How much connection time can I get? ==
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Yes, NCF offers high-speed DSL internet access. DSL technology ('Digital Subscriber Line') gives you high-speed internet access over your existing telephone line. It is always on, without blocking your telephone and is up to 100 times faster than dial-up, enabling you to do new things on the internet, like watch videos.
  
NCF operates over 300 modem lines, shared by members. Connection time is
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For more details, please see our [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/registration/dsl/index.jsp DSL page] where you can also sign up.
unlimited from midnight to noon, and unlimited from noon to midnight unless all
 
modems become busy. If all modems become busy, total connect time from noon to
 
midnight may sum to at least two hours per day.
 
 
 
<CENTER>http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/peakTime.jpg</center>
 
 
 
During non-peak time, from midnight to noon, you may connect for as long as
 
you like. (In busy times, these connections may be limited to one hour at a
 
time.) You can also connect for five minutes at a time to get/send your email
 
anytime.
 
  
== Does NCF offer high-speed access to the Internet? ==
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==See also==
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*[[Alternatives to DSL]]
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*[[Tips for Dial-up]]
  
Yes, NCF offers high-speed DSL internet access. DSL
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==External links==
technology ('Digital Subscriber Line') gives you high-speed internet access
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*[http://www.usr.com/en-support/windows-compatibility/ Windows version compatibility with USRobotics dial-up modems]
over your existing telephone line, always available, without blocking your
 
telephone. It's up to 50 times faster than a regular dialup connection.
 
  
For more details, please see our [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/registration/dsl/index.jsp DSL page] where you can also sign up.
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[[Category: Dial-up]]

Latest revision as of 11:21, 26 June 2019

Dial-up Quick Configuration Info

NCF currently operates one pool of modems:

Phone Numbers   Max Users   Type
613-520-1135
  23   PPP or text
613-366-0013
  23   PPP or text

Please note that long distance charges may apply outside your local calling area.

This article has some basic information about dial-up internet access and how to set it up for use.

Setting up

To set up your computer for dial-up connection to the internet though NCF, please follow the step by step instructions below for the type of operating system you use:

Note: For NCF members who want to use Linux for dial-up, particularly on old computer hardware, Puppy Linux supports dial-up very well right "out-of-the-box" for external modems.

What equipment do I need?

You need:

  • a computer
  • a modem
  • a telephone line

Your computer must have a jack for the phone line and a telephone modem. Dial up modems were common on computers in the early 2000s, but as dial-up has been largely displaced by high speed internet, dial-up modems have become less common and today are rare on new computers. Be sure to inquire when you buy a new computer if you need dial-up access. An internally-mounted dial-up modem is usually inexpensive (about $20). There are also external modems available that plug into a USB port on your computer. These are slightly more expensive (typically about $30), but very easy to install as they just plug into a USB outlet.

The US Robotics model 5637 has been recommended as a good external modem for Linux, Mac and Windows versions except Windows 10. US Robotics has indicated that there is an issue with Windows 10 that prevents it from working with this modem.

To browse the internet, you will need a web browser. These days all operating systems come with browsers installed, but alternate browsers are available for free, such as:

Does NCF offer high-speed access to the Internet?

Yes, NCF offers high-speed DSL internet access. DSL technology ('Digital Subscriber Line') gives you high-speed internet access over your existing telephone line. It is always on, without blocking your telephone and is up to 100 times faster than dial-up, enabling you to do new things on the internet, like watch videos.

For more details, please see our DSL page where you can also sign up.

See also

External links