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shockz    5,985

Hey I was looking around on my computer, and I came across this text file. Basicly it said that if I use MSN for an ISP, that I don't have to use the crummy MSN Explorer. I can use Netscape, Internet Explorer, etc... instead. I says Internet Explorer only, but it works fine with netscape.

Here's the actual text:

Important Information for MSN Internet Access users

The following steps provide instructions for setting up an Internet connection to MSN Internet Access and configuring Internet Explorer to use this connection. We recommend that you print this page for future reference.

STEP 1: Set up an Internet connection.

Double-click My Computer, and then double-click Dial-up Networking.

Double-click Make New Connection.

Click Next.

Type the access number you use to connect to MSN, and then click Next. If you don't have a local access number, you can get one by contacting MSN Customer Service at (800) 386-5550 or by visiting MSN Support Services.

Click Finish.

Right-click My Connection, and select Properties.

Click Server Types. Click to clear the check boxes labeled Log on to Network, NetBEUI, and IPX/SPX Compatible Protocol. The only check boxes that should remain checked are Enable Software Compression and TCP/IP. Click OK.

On the Dial-up Networking screen, double-click My Connection.

In the User name box, type MSN/username, where username is your MSN Member ID.

Type your password into the Password box, and click Connect. The connection you've created will use your default modem to dial up and connect to the Internet.

For Windows 2000:

Click Start, point to Settings, point to Network and Dial-up Connections, and then click Make New Connection

Click Next.

Click Dial-up to the Internet, and then click Next.

Click I want to set up my Internet connection manually, or I want to connect to a Network (LAN) and then click Next.

Click I connect through a phone line and a modem, and then click Next.

Type the access number you use to connect to MSN, and then click Next. If you don't have a local access number, you can get one by contacting MSN Customer Service at (800) 386-5550 or by visiting MSN Support Services.

In the User name box, type MSN/username, where username is your MSN Member ID. Type the password into the Password box. Click Next.

Click No in Set Up Your Internet Mail Account page, and then click Next.

Click Finish.

Your new connection will be named 'Connect to' and will have the access number you typed in the steps above.

STEP 2: Configure Internet Explorer to use your new Internet connection (all versions of Windows).

Click Start, point to Settings, and click on Control Panel.

Double-click Internet Options.

Click Connections.

Click the connection you created in STEP 1 called 'Connect to '

Click Always dial my default connection option.

Click Set Default button. Click OK and close the Control Panel.

STEP 3: Connect!

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Silvorgold    0

of course u can use any browser you want lol, MSN cant force anyone to use their MSN Explorer software as their default browser, even the canadian isp i have includes netscape 4.03 but they dont force me to use it, but they recommend to install it so that i could set up the ISP account, after i got my account set up i just uninstalled the isp netscape software n used dun settings to connect. lol

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shockz    5,985

Yeah, your completly right - i just put it there for the newbies or people who got those rebates and didn't know about it.

It is kinda stupid that Microsoft put the instructions away as a hidden file in a hidden folder. .

Just thought it was intresting :)

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