Changing dial-up or a static IP connection to a PPPoE connection

Changing dial-up or a static IP connection to a PPPoE connection
WINDOWS VISTA (all editions)
This document will guide you through creating a PPPoE connection to get you connected on the Netspeed network.
The old static IP connection method will cease to function on the 1st of July 2009, so it is important to implement this
change at your earliest convenience.
Any options you are required to click on are written IN BOLD
OPEN THE CONTROL PANEL, AND CLICK NETWORK AND INTERNET
THEN CLICK NETWORK AND SHARING CENTRE
IF YOU ARE USING THE CLASSIC VIEW, JUST GO STRAIGHT TO THE NETWORK AND SHARING CENTRE
CLICK CONNECT TO A NETWORK IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER
IN THE NEXT WINDOW, SELECT SET UP A CONNECTION OR NETWORK, THE SECOND OPTION IN THE BOTTOM 3
OPTIONS IN BLUE.
MAKE SURE THE TOP SELECTION IS HIGHLIGHTED (CONNECT TO THE INTERNET) AND CLICK NEXT
IF YOU ARE ALREADY CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET (AS MOST OF THE TIME THE CASE WILL BE) A DIALOGUE BOX
WILL COME UP EXPLAINING YOU ARE ALREADY ON THE INTERNET.
GO AHEAD AND CLICK SET UP A NEW CONNECTION ANYWAY.
CLICK THE ONLY OPTION, BROADBAND (PPPoE)
ON THE NEXT SCREEN, SET YOUR USER DETAILS, SELECT THE TICK BOX TO REMEMBER YOUR PASSWORD, AND THE
CONNECTION IS SET UP.
IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE USER ACCOUNTS ON THE PC, TICK THE BOTTOM OPTION TO ALLOW THE OTHER USERS TO
USE THE INTERNET.
YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO SWITCH YOUR IP ADDRESS TO DHCP. THIS IS DONE BACK IN THE NETWORK AND SHARING
CENTRE (SEE THE FIRST STEP), AND WHEN IN THE NETWORK AND SHARING CENTRE, SELECT MANAGE NETWORK
CONNECTIONS. RIGHT CLICK THE LOCAL AREA CONNECTION, AND CLICK PROPERTIES.
SELECT INTERNET PROTOCOL VERSION 4 AND CLICK PROPERTIES.
PLEASE NOTE DOWN THE CURRENT IP ADDRESS, SUBNET MASK, GATEWAY AND DNS SETTINGS ON A PIECE OF
PAPER. THIS WAY, SHOULD SOMETHING NOT WORK FOR YOU, UNTIL THE 1ST OF JUNE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET ON
LINE AND CONTACT US FOR HELP.
GO AND SET BOTH THE IP AND DNS TO OBTAIN AN ADDRESS AUTOMATICALLY
CLICK OK AND JUST EXIT YOUR WAY BACK TO THE DESKTOP.
YOU WILL NOW BE ABLE TO ESTABLISH A CONNECTION TO THE INTERNET VIA PPPoE.
ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT MORCOMM SYSTEMS ON 03 434 1221