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The KPPP wizard

Starting the Wizard.

You can start the wizard from KPPP's initial screen. Start KPPP from your K menu, where you will find its entry in the Internet as KPPP (Internet Dial-Up Tool .

The following dialog will appear:

The KPPP dialer startup dialog

The KPPP dialer startup dialog

It will probably not have any entries to begin with, and that's what we're about to do now.

Click the Configure... button to begin setting up a new Internet connection.

The wizard will offer you three choices, Wizard , Dialog Setup and Cancel

The wizard asks you what you want to

The wizard asks you what you want to do


Choose this if you really don't want to be setting up a new account right now. The message box will go away, and you will be left with the dialer window as before.


If you have a fairly standard modem, and use one of the larger ISP's for your country, the wizard will probably be able to set you up immediately with a working Internet Connection. Try this first, before you try to set up the connection manually.

Dialog Setup

If you don't succeed with the Wizard, or you just want to do things yourself, choose this. The wizard currently is only useful for a small subset of countries and Internet Providers.

For the purposes of this chapter, we'll assume you are choosing Wizard , and the dialog based setup will be described in a later chapter.

The Rest of the Wizard

The first window you see contains just introductory text, explaining the things you read about in the first section of this chapter. Click Next to move on.

The second window asks you to choose the country you live in. Not all countries are represented here, and if the country you live in is not listed, you will have to click Cancel , in which case the Dialog-based setup will start for you to continue with.

On the next window, you will be given a choice of Internet Providers that KPPP knows about, based on your choice of location in the previous window. Again, if your ISP is not listed here, you will have to click Cancel and do your setup in the Dialog-based setup

You will now be asked to enter your username and password for your internet connection. Please note, that for some ISPs this differs from your mail account user name and password, so make sure you use the right one. Choose Next to continue.

On the next window, you have a chance to enter any special dial prefixes you might have - for example, if you must dial “0” for an outside line, or if you have a prefix you can dial to turn off call waiting. Choose Next to continue.

And that's all! If you want to revisit any of your choices, you can use the Back and Next buttons to move back and forth through the dialogs. When you're done with your settings, click the Finish button, and you're all done.

If you need more details, you can read the full KPPP manual in the KDE Help Center, or by typing help:/kppp in the Location bar in Konqueror.

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