Internet Connection Wizard

NOTE: This procedure is for Windows 95 and 98 machines only! While you can get online with this method, we no longer support these versions of Windows as they are VERY old.

Internet Connection Wizard
The Internet Connection Wizard in Windows allows you to quickly and easily set up your connection to CalWeb and configures Outlook Express as your mail client in a matter of minutes.

Note: While the Internet Connection Wizard can be accessed through the Internet or Internet Options in the Control Panel, differences between operating systems and setups do occur. We start with the Internet Connection Wizard from the Run command as this is the most consistent way of setting up your Internet Connection.

IMPORTANT! Please verify that the number you are using is a local access number and is entered correctly. (This can be done by checking with the operator or a recent copy of the white pages.) While we will suggest the best possible possible access number, CalWeb Internet Services is not responsible for any toll or phone charges incurred while using our service. Before you begin... If you are setting up a brand new computer or a computer that has been reinstalled with the operating system, some screens may come up during the setup. Here are some tips for setting up your connection.

Local Access Number
This is the number used to connect to CalWeb Internet Services. This number usually ends in
-9321, -9322, -1855, or -1856. At no point in the setup process do you enter in your own telephone number or ZIP code.

Modem Information
Usually, most computers will have only one modem installed. Click OK or Next on this screen.

Location Information
If this screen comes up, make sure that the following is entered:

  • What country are you in now? United States of America (1)
  • What area (or city) code are you in now? Enter only the area code where you are located (i.e. 916, 530, 209). Do NOT enter a zip code.
  • If you dial a number to access an outside line, what is it? If you need to access an outside line to dial out (i.e. 9), put it here followed by a comma. Otherwise, leave blank.
  • Make sure that Tone Dialing is dotted.

The screen should look like the following:

Sacramento area, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove
Location information for 916 Area Code
Placerville, Auburn, Shingle Springs, Grass Valley
Location information for 530 Area Code

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Version 5 and 6 (Windows 95 and later) 1. Click On Start, then Run.
2. Type in
inetwiz and click OK.
3. Select I want to set up my Internet connection manually, then click Next.
4. Select I connect through a phone line and a modem, then click Next.
5. If necessary, select/verify your modem, then click Next.
6. Enter your local access number to dial into CalWeb, then click Next.
7. Enter the your CalWeb login name in the User Name field (i.e.
joeuser). It must be all lowercase.
8. Enter your CalWeb password in the Password field. Passwords are case-sensitive. Click Next.
9. In the Connection Name, enter
CalWeb. Click Next.
10. You will be asked if you want to setup an Internet mail account now. This will set up Outlook Express as your mail program. Select Yes and click Next.
11. If necessary, select Create a new Internet Mail Account and click Next.
12. In the Display Name, enter your name or nickname that will be visible when you send out mail (i.e.
Joe User) and click Next.
13. For E-Mail Address, enter your userid@calweb.com, where your userid is your CalWeb login name (i.e.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Click Next.
14. We use a POP3 server. The Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server is
pop.calweb.com. The Outgoing mail (SMTP) server is smtp.calweb.com . Click Next.
15. In the Account Name, enter your CalWeb login name. (i.e.
joeuser. Do not include @calweb.com).
16. In the Password, enter your CalWeb password. Passwords are case-sensitive.
17. Do not check off Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA). Click Next.
18. Click Finish to finish setting up and connect to CalWeb.

From the Control Panel (non-XP)
1. Double-click on the Internet Options Icon.
2. Click on the Connections tab.
3. Click on the Setup button.
4. A welcome screen will appear. Select the third option, I want to set up my Internet connection manually and click Next.
5. You will be asked how you connect to the Internet. Proceed with step 3 above.
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Version 4 (Windows 95 and 98) 1. Click on Start, then Run.
2. Type in
inetwiz and click OK.
3. Select Connect Using My Phone Line and click Next.
4. If necessary, select your modem and click Next.
5. If necessary, enter the location information and click Next.
6. If necessary, select Create A New Dial-Up Connection and click Next.
7. Enter the access number used to connect to CalWeb, then click Next.
8. Enter the your CalWeb login name in the User Name field (i.e.
joeuser). It must be all lowercase.
9. Enter your CalWeb password in the Password field. Passwords are case-sensitive. Click Next.
10. Select No for Advanced Settings and click Next.
11. In the Connection Name, enter
CalWeb. Click Next.
12. You will be asked if you want to setup an Internet mail account now. Select Yes and click Next.
13. If necessary, select Create a new Internet Mail Account and click Next.
14. In the Display Name, enter your name or nickname that people will see you send out mail (i.e.
Joe User) and click Next.
15. For E-Mail Address, enter your CalWeb e-mail address as userid@calweb.com, where your user id is your CalWeb login name (i.e.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Click Next.
16. We use a POP3 server. The Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server is
pop.calweb.com. The Outgoing mail (SMTP) server is smtp.calweb.com. Click Next.
17. In the Account Name, enter your CalWeb login name. (i.e.
joeuser. Do not include @calweb.com).
18. In the Password, enter your CalWeb password. Passwords are case-sensitive.
19. Do not check off Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA). Click Next.
20. For Friendly Name, enter
CalWeb or your CalWeb e-mail address, then click Next.
21. If you do not read Internet newsgroups, select No, click Next, then go to Step 27 below. Otherwise, click Yes to setup a Internet News account and click Next.
22. If necessary, select Create a Internet news account and click Next.
23. In the Display Name, enter your name or nickname that will be visible when you post articles and click Next.
24. Your E-mail address should be your CalWeb e-mail address, although it should be modified to prevent the e-mail address from being harvested for spam (i.e.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Click Next.
25. If you are connected directly to CalWeb, the News (NNTP) server is
news.calweb.com. Do not check My news server requires me to log on and click Next. If you are connecting from outside CalWeb or using Speedweb, the News (NNTP) server is newsreader.calweb.com and check off My news server requires me to log on and click Next. Make sure that Log on using is dotted, then enter your CalWeb login name as the News account name (i.e. joeuser) and your CalWeb password. Click Next.
26. For Friendly Name, enter
CalWeb, then click Next.
27. Select No for Internet Directory Service, then click Next.
28. Click Finish to finish setting up and connect to CalWeb.

From the Control Panel
1. Double-click on the Internet icon.
2. Click on the Connections tab and select Connect.
3. A "Get Connected" screen appears. Click Next.
4. Select I want to set up a new connection on this computer to my existing Internet account and click Next.
5. You will see a Set Up Your Internet Connection screen. Proceed with step 3 above.
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Version 3 (Windows 95 only) This is an obsolete version of the Windows setup wizard, and the instructions provided here are for your reference only. CalWeb cannot support these setup instructions. 1. Click on Start, then Run.
2. Type in
inetwiz and click OK.
3. You will be presented with a "Welcome to Internet Setup!" window. Click Next.
4. You will see a "How to Connect" screen. Select Connect using my phone line, then click Next.
5. You will be prompted how you want to connect to the Internet. Select I already have an account with a different service provider, then click Next.
6. You will be a "Internet Mail" Screen and asked if you want to use Windows Messaging. Select No, then click Next.
7. If you haven't set up Dial-Up Networking and TCP/IP on your computer, Windows will load the necessary components. Put your Windows CD into the drive and click Next. Some files will then be copied over.
8. You will see a "Service Provider Information" screen. Type in
CalWeb, then click Next.
9. Enter the access number, including area code, of the local access number to dial into CalWeb Internet. Make sure that Bring up terminal window after dialing is not checked. Click Next.
10. You are prompted for your username and password. For the user name, type in your CalWeb login name in all lower case. (i.e.
joeuser). For the password, enter your password that you gave CalWeb. Passwords are case sensitive, and you will see stars as your type in your password. This is a security precaution. Click Next.
11. You will see a "IP Address" screen. Make sure that My Internet Service Provider automatically assigns me one is selected, then click Next.
12. You will see a "DNS Server Address" screen. For DNS Server, enter
209.128.208.10. For Alternate DNS Server, enter 209.128.208.11. Click Next.
13. You will see a "Complete Configuration" screen. Click Finish.

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