September 17, 2008
Hope all is well with everyone. Should have addressed this question sooner but kind of forget it. (Senior Moment I Guess)
Think that this is a job for Dave, Ziggy or one of the other US located members. Sorry, Jim but I remember you never had a dial-up connection.
I access the internet via a dial-up connection with MSN. My connection is of course built on/around my home phone number here in Hacienda Heights, CA and three  or four  local (same area code) numbers that connect me to MSN's servers.
I'll be going to NH on the 30th. to spend a few days with my sister. She does NOT even have a computer much less an e-mail account. Has a phone of course so I assume that I'll be able to plug into her wall jack. My question is what happens after that? Do I set-up a temporary account using her phone number or what? Please help. Thanks.
Jon aka Wise Tioga (not so wise on this matter)
September 17, 2008
YES. It's one of those catch-22 questions. You'll need to establish an account to link that phone number to a dial-up account. If you have one, and know your sisters number, you might be able to contact your current provider and explain the situation. Don't forget your computer.
The same is a little different for DSL. They require at least a monthly contract and 5 business days to process the information (this are ball park figures).
But, a wireless connection is instant. Since it's just for a couple of days, if you have a lap-top, your best bet would be to get free access at major hotels with offer guests wifi. Might be able to get a connection from the parking lot. Then there are caf
"Light travels faster than sound;
That is why some people seem bright until you hear them speak"
Dial-up providers usually have access numbers for most areas of the country. MSN is no different. All you need to do is enter your sister's phone number at https://support.msn.com/accessnumbers.aspx?scrx=1 and use the most appropriate connection number. Change the number in your dial-up properties and tada - internet!
Something to remember is there are many places that offer free wi-fi, including most McDonalds and Starbucks locations (along with public libraries, hotel lobbys, etc).
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