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Internet 101: 
Part 1 of 5



How to Log on to the Internet ?
How can I tell if I am Online & Connected to the Internet ?
How to Disconnect my phone line connection from the Internet or log off the Internet ?


 
HOW TO LOG ON TO THE INTERNET ?

Log onto the Internet by:


Double Clicking
Internet Explorer Icon on your desktop

   OR


Double Clicking
shortcut to InterCape dialer on your desktop

Your InterCape  dialer should look similar to this:  


Press CONNECT button

You will see the following screens while logging in:

Dialing the local dialup number you have programmed into your dialer

Verifying your Username / Password to ensure you are a valid InterCape subscriber

STATUS: Username/Password authenticated successfully.

LOGGED ON.

This dialog box will shrink & move to the lower right hand corner your computer by your clock – this is commonly referred to: ‘2 Little Computers’

NOTICE: the little computers at the lower right side of your screen by the clock.  
This shows you that you are ONLINE & Connected to the Internet


HOW CAN I TELL IF I AM ONLINE & CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET ?

You can tell if you are Online & Connected to the Internet if you see the 2 little computers in the lower right hand by the clock.

Two little computers located in the lower right hand corner of your screen by your clock.

This means you are currently logged onto the Internet

If you put the mouse over the Two little computers, information about your connection will display.

This says that I am connected at @49333 bps

   


HOW TO DISCONNECT MY PHONE LINE &  LOG OFF THE INTERNET ?

Double click the Two little computers and the following dialog box will pop up

Choose DISCONNECT button

Your phone line & dialup connection will be disconnected from the Internet.

 

REMEMBER & VERY IMPORTANT !
To Surf the Web or Send / Receive Email, 
you must be Online & Connected to the Internet –
in short, you must see the 2 little computers in the lower right hand corner by clock as shown below:

if you do not see the 2 little computers, then you are not Online or Connected to the Internet.  
You will not be able to Surf the Web or Send/Receive Email until you Log on to the Internet

 


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