Dialing Into the Internet

 

For Existing Dialup Users (Windows XP)

You may change to the new dialup system by simply changing your existing dialup connection.

  • If you are using Microsoft Windows, you may change your dialup settings by double-clicking your current dialup connection (as if you were going to connect).
  • Replace the phone number with one of those found below.
  • Add @marietta.edu to the end of your username.
  • Click Dial.
  • Windows will ask if you want to permanently save the changes. Click Yes.

 

Error 961

 

As a cost reduction measure and to insure that we are able to continue providing access to our users, we have reduced the number of ports to 3. Based on historical data, this should accommodate usage for 97% of the time. However, on the rare occation that all of our ports have been used, you will not recieve a busy signal, but will instead get an "Error 961". This indicates that all ports are in use. There is no need to contact the helpdesk when this error is seen. Please be assured that we get reports whenever this error is seen.

 

Setup

 

 


Windows XP

Windows XP Setup

  • Click Start -> Settings -> Network Connections.
  • Click on Create a new connection.
  • When the New Connection Wizard appears, click Next.
  • Click Connect to network at my workplace, then click Next.
  • Click Dial-up Connection, then click Next.
  • Name your connection Marietta College, then click Next.
  • Enter your selected phone number into the space provided.
  • Click the check box if you wish, then click Finish.
  • Once you click Finish, the Connect Marietta College window should appear.
  • Enter your email address for the username <username>@marietta.edu.
  • Enter your password and click the checkbox if you want your password saved.
  • Click Dial.



Windows Vista

Windows Vista Setup

  • Click Start -> Network.
  • Click on Network and Sharing Center.
  • When the Network and Sharing Center appears, click Setup a connection or network.
  • Click Set up a dial-up connection, then click Next.
  • Enter your selected phone number into the space provided, then click Next.
  • Enter your email address for the username <username>@marietta.edu.
  • Enter your password and click the checkbox if you want your password saved.
  • Name your connection *Marietta College*, then click Next.
  • Click the check box to remember your password if you wish, then click Connect.
  • Once you click Connect, the modem should begin dialing.



Windows 7

Windows 7 Setup

  • Click Start -> Control Panel.
  • Click on the Network and Internet option.
  • Click on Network and Sharing Center.
  • When the Network and Sharing Center appears, click Setup a connection or network.
  • Click Set up a dial-up connection, then click Next.
  • Enter your selected phone number into the space provided, then click Next.
  • Enter your email address for the username <username>@marietta.edu.
  • Enter your password and click the checkbox if you want your password saved.
  • Name your connection *Marietta College*, then click Next.
  • Click the check box to remember your password if you wish, then click Connect.
  • Once you click Connect, the modem should begin dialing.



Mac OS X

Mac OS X Setup

  • Click the Apple Logo from the menu at the top of the desktop and select System Preferences.
  • In the Network Preferences window pull down the Location menu to New Location.
  • Name the new location "Marietta College Dialups".
  • Click the tab labeled TCP/IP.
  • Under the Search Domains heading, enter "marietta.edu".
  • Click the tab labeled PPP.
  • Enter "Marietta College" as the Service Provider.
  • Enter your selected phone number into the space provided.
  • Enter your email address in the field labeled Account Name <username>@marietta.edu.
  • Enter your password into the field provided.
  • Click the check box if you wish to save your password, then click Apply Now.
  • To establish a dialup connection, start the Internet Connect application, located in the Applications folder, and click the Connect button

 

Local Dialup Numbers

The following is a list of local dialup numbers.

  • Some cities have multiple numbers listed. In these cases, it may be advisable to test each number listed to obtain the highest connection speed.
  • Please check with your phone company if you are unsure what numbers are within your local calling area.

 




City State Phone Number
Athens OH (740) 594-9946
Athens OH (740) 594-9926
Barlow OH (740) 678-1700
Barlow OH (740) 678-1715
Belpre OH (740) 315-4323
Beverly OH (740) 984-0067
Beverly OH (740) 984-0082
Marietta OH (740) 236-4911
New Matamoras OH (740) 807-4088
Parkersburg WV (304) 420-7960
Parkersburg WV (304) 420-7975
Ravenswood WV (304) 440-3488
 

 


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