How to Install a Dial-Up Connection in Windows 98

On most Microsoft Windows operating systems you should be able to use the automatic dial-up installation tool above, however this guide shows you how to configure your settings manually on Windows 98.

Please note, this guide only covers configuring the dialup connection itself. It does not provide information on installation and setup of your modem hardware. For assistance with this please contact either your modem or PC manufacturer.

  1. Double-click the 'My Computer' icon on the desktop, then double-click the 'Dial-up Networking' icon.
  2. Double click the 'Make New Connection' icon.
  3. A dialogue box (as shown below) will open welcoming you to the Network Connection Wizard, click 'next'.
    Welcome to Dial-Up Networking - Windows 98
  4. The 'Make New Connection' dialogue box will appear (as shown below). In the 'Type a name for the computer you are dialing' box type a name to identify the connection, for example 'Dialup247'. Select the modem you wish to use for this connection from the pull-down box. Click next.
    Make New Connection - Windows 98
  5. A new dialogue box will appear. Type 0845 6043041 into the 'Telephone number' box (leave the area code blank). Ensure that the 'Country Code' is set appropriately, then click 'next'.
  6. A dialogue box will be shown telling you that the connection has been successfully created. Click 'finish'.
  7. In 'Dial-up Networking' double click on the connection just created (it will be given the name assigned in step 4 above). The 'Connect To' dialup box will be displayed (as shown below). Type in the word dialup into the 'username' box and the word 247 in the 'password' box. Ensure the 'Save Password' box is ticked. Click connect to connect to the internet.
    Connect To - Windows 98

Your connection should now be ready for use.