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Creating A Dialup Connection (Win XP)
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These instructions will walk you though connecting to Primus Canada with Windows XP. Make sure that you have your username and password handy, as they will be required in these configuration instructions.
  1. Click on Start.

  2. Click on Control Panel.

  3. Click on Network and Internet Connections.

  4. Click on Setup or change your Internet Connection.

  5. Select the Connections tab.

  6. Click on the Setup... button.

  7. If this is your first time setting up a connection on your computer, you will be asked to specify your dialing properties. If this is not the first time making a connection on your computer, please skip to step 12.

  8. Specify Canada for country and region.

  9. Type in your area code.

  10. If you need to dial a number to get an outside line, please specify it in the If you need to dial a number to access an outside line, what is it? box.

  11. Make sure that the Tone Dialing radio button is selected.

  12. You will see the New Connection Wizard window. Click on Next.

  13. Make sure that the Connect to the Internet radio button is selected. Click on Next.

  14. Select the Set up my connection manually radio button. Click on Next.

  15. Select Connect using a dial-up modem for a modem connection. If you are connecting via DSL, select the Connect using a broadband connection that requires a username and password. Click on Next.

  16. Type Primus Canada in the ISP Name box. Click on Next. If you are using a DSL connection, please skip to step 18.

  17. Type in your local access number in the phone number box. To obtain the correct access number for your location, please consult our Service Availability page.

  18. You will be prompted for the following:

    • User Name: Type your Primus user name which is the same as your email address, for example This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    • Password: Type the your Primus password.
    • Confirm Password: Type your password again, to confirm it.

  19. Put a checkmark in use this account name and password when anyone connects to the Internet from this computer.

  20. Put a checkmark in Make this the default Internet connection.

  21. Do Not put a checkmark in Turn on Internet Connection Firewall for this connection.

  22. Click on Next.

  23. Select Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop. Click on Finish.

  24. Your connection to Primus will appear on your desktop. Double-click on it to connect to the Internet.


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