Windows XP Home Setup Instructions

Thank you for choosing TMLP Online as your Internet Service Provider. These step-by-step instructions will walk you through getting your computer connected to the Internet. There is no additional software required – we will use the built-in features of Windows (dial-up networking) to make the connection. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our technical support staff at 508.880.8657

Setting Up Your Connection

  1. Open the Control Panel: Click on the Start button, then click on Control Panel
  2. Pick A Category: Click on Network & Internet Connections.
  3. Pick A Task: Click Set Up or Change Your Internet Connection.
  4. Internet Properties: Click the Setup Button
  5. New Connection Wizard: Click Next, then select Connect to the Internet, then Click Next.
  6. Getting Ready: Click on Set Up Connection Manually, then click Next
  7. Internet Connection: Select Connect Using A Dial-Up Modem, then click Next
  8. Connection Name: Type TMLP Online in the ISP name box, then click Next
  9. Phone Number To Dial: Enter the appropriate number from the list below:
    • Taunton area 508-884-8300
    • Fall River area 508-837-6402
    • New Bedford area 508-717-6950
  10. Internet Account Information: Type your username in the User Name box, then type in your password in the Password and Confirm Password boxes, and finally click Next.
  11. Completing the New Connection Wizard: Make sure there is a check in the box that says Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop, then Click Finish.

Setting Up Your Email

  1. Open Outlook Express (if the Internet connection wizard starts up, and the “Your Name” page comes up – go to Step 3, otherwise continue) - Click on the Tools menu, and then select Accounts
  2. Internet Accounts - Click Add and then Mail
  3. Display Name - In the window that appears, type your name, then click Next.
  4. Internet Email Address - Type in your email address. It should be in the form username@tmlp.net
  5. E-Mail Server Names - Type in mail.tmlp.net for both the incoming and outgoing server names. Make sure the pulldown that reads "My incoming mail server is a..." shows POP3. Click Next.
  6. Account Information - Your username should show up in the Account Name box.
    Type your password into the Password box.
    Click Next.
    Click Finish.