-=PCTechTalk=- Re: PC Remote Control

Hi Gman, I was so short on time then, I thought about trying to do something 
to rid of some of that junk, the Earthlink in her computer Total Access, was 
about 50 mb.  I looked at my earthlink act and it is about 21 mb, but is an 
older version.  I know I did some tinkering with it too though back when I 
installed it because of that darn timer thing kept asking if I wanted to 
disconnect and some ticker/toolbar mess.

Next time sister visits, I will try to do what you suggested or even try on 
my own account soon.  I did not help her storage problem by installing 
earthlink.  So you are saying if I go that route, I will have to set up the 
OE email settings again?  Sis might not visit again soon as she caught a 
virus from me! then mom got it, were all coughing our heads off.

Christine
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "GMan" <gman.pctt@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 10:32 PM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: PC Remote Control


> Cristy,
> You only need this if you choose to not install their junk.
> Here's the info you'll need to gather:
>
> Somewhere in with all of the Earthlink junk, there's a text file
> (phones.txt) that contains all of the phone numbers your modem can use to
> call into the network.  Locate the file, open it in NotePad and look up 
> your
> location.  Write down the number for your area.  If there is more than one
> number, write them all down.  Don't include any that are long distance. 
> Of
> course, you'll also need to know your username & password.  To create a
> dial-up connection, this is all the ISP specific info you'll need.  In my
> opinion, the rest of the TotalAccess software is junk.  If it's already
> installed, you might want to consider uninstalling it.
>
>
> To make a connection, go into Control Panel and open up the Internet 
> Options
> applet.  You can also fire it up from the Start > Run box using
> 'inetcpl.cpl' (no quotes).  When it opens, go to the Connections tab and
> click on the Add button.  Select "Dial-up to private network" and click
> Next.  Type in the phone number you want your modem to use, without the 
> "-"
> in the middle.  If your area requires the use of the area code when 
> dialing
> locally, be sure to include it in this area, again without any "-" 
> symbols.
> Click Next.  Give this connection a name.  Oddly enough, I usually call it
> something like "Earthlink Dial-up".  When you're done, click Finish and
> another window will open.
>
> Most folks only need to fill in the bottom part where it asks for your
> username and password.  Most dial-up accounts (including Earthlink) don't
> provide a Domain, so just leave that line blank.  If you're running 
> through
> a proxy server, you'll also want to fill in that part to make the 
> connection
> route through that proxy.  If you don't know what a proxy is, leave this
> part blank.  Click the Properties button and make sure your modem is 
> showing
> at the top of the window.  If you have more than one number written down
> from the earlier step, click on the Alternates button and use the Add 
> button
> to include the rest of them.  I like to check both of the boxes at the
> bottom of this screen.  Next, click on the Options tab and choose what 
> you'd
> like the computer to do when you try to make a connection.  If you select
> either of the "Prompt for ..." boxes, a window will come up when you try 
> to
> connect and it won't complete the connection until you click another 
> button.
> Uncheck both of these Prompt boxes if you'd rather have the computer just
> dial in without your help.  If you don't use the firewall built into 
> Windows
> (appropriately called Windows Firewall), skip the next paragraph.
>
> If you rely on Windows Firewall rather than a 3rd party firewall, click on
> the Advanced tab, the Settings button, that new window's Advanced tab and
> finally on the top Settings button to instruct the firewall of the 
> services
> you want it to allow.  Keep in mind that Remote Desktop is not the same
> thing as Remote Assistance.  When you're done, click Ok and then click on
> the Exceptions tab.  Here is where you can choose specific programs that 
> the
> firewall should allow.  After you're finished here, click OK to close the
> firewall window.  This should bring you back to the Dial-up Connection
> Property sheet window.
>
> Click on the Networking tab.  At the top, it should say "PPP: ...".  If it
> doesn't, click the drop down arrow next to it and select that one.  Click 
> OK
> to close that window and return to the Internet Options Property sheet.
> Click OK to close that one, too.  That's all there is to it (well, other
> than setting up your email app).
>
> Peace,
> G
>
> http://tinyurl.com/ypbuue
>
> "The only dumb questions are the ones we fail to ask!"
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "cristy" <poppy0206@xxxxxxx>
> To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 8:23 AM
> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: PC Remote Control
>
>
>> Rather than install it, I entered the connection settings
>> manually and never turned back
>>
>> How do I do this?  He mentioned it on the p hone but it was hard to
>> understand his accent and I have been sick also coughing my head off.  I
>> could not grasp it at the time.  I think this Earthlink is about 50 mb in
>> size.
>>
>>
>> Christine
>
>
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