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* [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/connectwin Windows 95, 98 and ME]
 
* [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/connect2000 Windows 2000]
 
 
* [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/connectos9 Mac OS 9]
 
* [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/connectos9 Mac OS 9]
 
* [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/connectosx Mac OS X]
 
* [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/connectosx Mac OS X]
 
 
* [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/linux Mandrake Linux]
 
* [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/support/linux Mandrake Linux]
* [http://www.ubuntugeek.com/setting-up-dial-up-connection-in-ubuntu.html Ubuntu Linux]
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* For setting up older computers using the text system, see [[FreePort]].
  
* 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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'''Note:''' For NCF members who want to use Linux for dial-up, particularly on old computer hardware, [http://puppylinux.com/ Puppy Linux] supports dial-up very well right "out-of-the-box".
  
 
== What phone number do I use to dial into NCF? ==
 
== What phone number do I use to dial into NCF? ==
  
Consult the yellow 'Quick Configuration Info' box at the top-right.
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Consult the yellow 'Quick Configuration Info' box at the top-right of this page.
  
 
== What equipment do I need? ==
 
== What equipment do I need? ==
  
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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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 2000s, but later, as dial-up was displaced by higher speed broadband (eg., DSL), it has become less common and into the 2010s has become rare for a new computer to come with a dial-up modem as standard equipment. Be sure to enquire when you buy a new computer if you need dial-up access. An internally-mounted dial-up modem is usually inexpensive (perhaps $20). There are also external modems available that plugf into a USB port and your computer. These are more expensive, but very easy to install.
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To browse the internet, you will need a web browser such as Chrome, FireFox or Internet Explorer. These days all operating systems come with browsers installed, but alternate browsers are available for free, such as:
  
To browse the internet, you will need a web browser such as FireFox or Internet Explorer.
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*[https://www.google.com/chrome/ Google Chrome]
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*[http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ Mozilla Firefox]
  
 
== How much connection time can I get? ==
 
== How much connection time can I get? ==
  
NCF operates over 300 modem lines, shared by members. Connection time is
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NCF operates over 300 modem lines, shared by members. Connection time is unlimited from midnight to noon, and unlimited from noon to midnight unless all
unlimited from midnight to noon, and unlimited from noon to midnight unless all
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modems become busy. If all modems become busy, total connection time for each user from noon to midnight may be limited to at least two hours per day.
modems become busy. If all modems become busy, total connect time from noon to
 
midnight may sum to at least two hours per day.
 
  
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During non-peak time, from midnight to noon, you may connect for as long as
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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
you like. (In busy times, these connections may be limited to one hour at a
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time. You can also connect for five minutes at a time to get/send your email anytime.
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? ==
 
== Does NCF offer high-speed access to the Internet? ==
  
Yes, NCF offers high-speed DSL internet access. DSL
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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, always available, without blocking your telephone. It is up to 50 times faster than a regular dialup connection.
technology ('Digital Subscriber Line') gives you high-speed internet access
 
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.
 
For more details, please see our [http://www.ncf.ca/ncf/registration/dsl/index.jsp DSL page] where you can also sign up.
  
 
[[Category: Dial-up]]
 
[[Category: Dial-up]]

Revision as of 11:52, 25 December 2011

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.


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:

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".

What phone number do I use to dial into NCF?

Consult the yellow 'Quick Configuration Info' box at the top-right of this page.

What equipment do I need?

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 2000s, but later, as dial-up was displaced by higher speed broadband (eg., DSL), it has become less common and into the 2010s has become rare for a new computer to come with a dial-up modem as standard equipment. Be sure to enquire when you buy a new computer if you need dial-up access. An internally-mounted dial-up modem is usually inexpensive (perhaps $20). There are also external modems available that plugf into a USB port and your computer. These are more expensive, but very easy to install.

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

How much connection time can I get?

NCF operates over 300 modem lines, shared by members. Connection time is unlimited from midnight to noon, and unlimited from noon to midnight unless all modems become busy. If all modems become busy, total connection time for each user from noon to midnight may be limited to at least two hours per day.

peakTime.jpg

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?

Yes, NCF offers high-speed DSL internet access. DSL technology ('Digital Subscriber Line') gives you high-speed internet access over your existing telephone line, always available, without blocking your telephone. It is up to 50 times faster than a regular dialup connection.

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