Challenge Technical Guide - Dial Up Tutorial

If you are using a computer which does not have an active internet connection, you will need to use dialup networking on a PC to access through the New Mexico Technet network, follow the example below.

Setup Step 1

  1. Click on Start
  2. Click on Programs
  3. Click on Accessories
  4. Click on Communications
  5. Click on Dial-Up Networking and you will see

Setup Step 2

  1. Double click on the Make New Connection icon.
  2. Enter a name for this connection, like Technet dialup or mode.
  3. Check the device (modem) you will be using.
  4. Click next.

Setup Step 3

  1. Look up the local dialup number for your area from the Challenge Handbook and enter it. (You don't need to put in the area code.) We have used the Santa Fe number in this example.
  2. Click next.

Setup Step 4

  1. That's just about it.
  2. Click on Finish.

Dialing in, Step 1

  1. Click on the mode icon in the Dial-Up Networking folder.
  2. Enter your challenge username followed by @chall
  3. Enter your password.
  4. The phone number should already be there, from the setup.
  5. Click Connect.

Dialing in, Step 2

  1. It should be automatic from here on.

  2. You can close this window.
  3. You now have a connection to the Internet and can use a web browser to access Internet sites or use telnet (Start, Run, enter telnet


  1. If things don't work correctly, highlight the mode icon and right click and select Properties. They should look like:
  2. Click on the Server Types tab to see:
  3. Select TCP/IP Settings to see:
  4. If you are still having trouble, contact consult or call New Mexico Technet at 343-7630.