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NCKCN Windows ME Guide


DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT

The supplied programs are Copyright of their respective owners, All Rights Reserved. It is provided as shareware with the following limitations:


This guide is written with the assumption that you already know how to operate your computer, and that you already know the basic terms used in this guide to describe operating your computer. NCKCN does not provide basic computer support as we do not sell computers or computer software. You must  go through the Help and On-line guides on your computer first to learn how to operate your computer. There are also local businesses that provide basic computer support as well as classes from local schools that might provide this basic training.

This guide will take you step-by-step through configuring Windows ME to connect to the Internet for the first time. The last section is a Tips and FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section on the Internet and Windows ME. There is no software to install from the NCKCN CD-ROM, you already have Microsoft Internet Explorer 5x or above, the latest software available, in Windows ME. Simply follow the instructions and run the simple Internet Connection Wizard to connect to NCKCN and the Internet. 


Windows ME Configuration Instructions

Using the Internet Connection Wizard

To start the Internet Connection wizard manually

You can also start the Internet Connection Wizard (ICW) by double-clicking the desktop Icon if you have one. The ICW will step you through to connect to NCKCN. Please read the dialog boxes to follow the wizards. They are very easy to understand.

 

 

 


Microsoft Internet Explorer Configuration Instructions

You can customize your setting so that Microsoft Internet Explorer starts up with the NCKCN Home Page, dials in the way you want, and will disconnect you when you are finished with your NCKCN session. Please read the dialog boxes to follow the wizards. They are very easy to understand. Be sure to access the Help menu, it has all the answers to all your questions! You can set these settings two ways, in the View and Internet Options while in Microsoft Internet Explorer, or accessing the Internet icon in Control Panel. Either way, you get exactly the same dialog box to change settings. Many of these settings are already set from the above configuration.


Connecting to NCKCN

You can connect (dial) to NCKCN several different ways. Essentially, whenever you start a program that wants to connect to the Internet (TCP/IP), Windows ME starts the Dial-up connection you created in the previous section. Perhaps the easiest way then to start an Internet connection is to simply double-click the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop. You can also go to My Computer, then Dial-up networking, and double-click on the NCKCN connection. For more information on this and how to view/edit your Dial-up Networking (DUN) connections view the Windows Dial-up Networking link on the NCKCN Support web page at http://www.nckcn.com/Support.

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Microsoft Outlook Express Guide

Microsoft Outlook Express is used to send a receive email and view newsgroups follow these simple hints. With MS Outlook Express you can have multiple email and news accounts at one computer. 

To change configuration, or add account to Microsoft Outlook Express to send a receive email and view newsgroups follow these simple hints.

Please read the dialog boxes to follow the wizards. They are very easy to understand. Be sure to access the Help menu, it has all the answers to all your questions!

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That's it! Have fun folks. You can always look at the NCKCN System on-line technical support page at http://www.nckcn.com/Support/ or another great way to ask questions and seek answers is to use the NCKCN Commons link on the NCKCN web page at http://www.nckcn.com. The Commons have on-line discussion webs on technical, as well as social topics. See you on-line!


Troubleshooting tips:

If you are having problems connecting:

 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

The Internet

Why does the Internet Connection wizard open?

The Internet Connection wizard collects information required for you to use the Internet. The wizard may open the first time you open a Web page or HTML file. To read more about the wizard, see "Setting Up an Internet Connection," earlier in this chapter.

Why am I getting a "Navigation Canceled" message?

If you aren’t connected to the Internet, you might receive this message when you try to jump to a Web page or use the Search Explorer Bar. See "Why do I receive an error message when I’m connecting to a Web page?" for more solutions.

Why do I receive an error message when I’m connecting to a Web page?

Occasionally, the Web page you want to view won’t open. When this happens, you receive an error message in a dialog box or on a Web page. For example, you may receive the error "HTTP/1.0 404 Object Not Found," which means that the Web page you’re trying to view may not exist.

Often, the only alternative is to try connecting to the site at a later time, but there are other solutions you can try:


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