First you will need to open the remote networking window.
Go to START -> PROGRAMS -> COMMUNICATIONS -> REMOTE NETWORKING. In there you will see this:
From there you will need to double click on Make New Connection. This will bring up the next screen where you give the connection a name and select Dial-Up Connection as shown below:
After you have filled-in the Name and selected Dial-Up Connection, click NEXT. The next screen will allow you select the modem or connection device. You need to make sure you choose Internal Modem On Com4 if you intend on using the built in modem.
This is where you get into custom settings. Under the CONFIGURE menu you will get the following windows:
And if you click the "call options" tab:
In these menus, you can choose to bring up a Terminal window before or after dialing. This can be important for some ISPs. Make sure you click OK so that the settings are added to the connection.
Next option is the TCP/IP SETTINGS button. Select "Use Server-assigned IP address" unless you've paid for a static IP address. Do NOT select "Use Slip." Do select software and IP header compression as shown below.
Click the name servers tab. Select the "use server-assigned addresses" checkmark.
After you have setup your TCP/IP settings and clicked NEXT, you will get a window where you input the phone number of our ISP. This can be tricky. A common mistake is to leave the Country and Area Code boxes empty. These boxes have to match whatever you put in for the dialing properties.
As you look at the boxes, you will notice a Force long distance and a Force local. These can come in handy. If you choose Force local then it will only try to dial the numbers in the For Local calls dial field in dial properties.
Once you create the dialup connection, you will now have an ICON in the Remote Networking box with the Name you gave to the connection. Double click on it and you will get this:
This is where you enter your User Name & Password. The username will follow this format: email@example.com.