Using Dialing Properties

This article explains how to properly use the Dialing Properties within Windows Dial-Up Networking to disable call waiting, accessing an outside line, and using 10 digit dialing.

 

Disabling Call Waiting:

  1. Double click on the My Computer icon on your desktop.
  2. Double click on Dial-Up Networking within My Computer.
  3. Double click on the TOAST.net connection.
  4. Click on the Dialing Properties button.

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  1. Check the box that states To disable call waiting, dial: and select the appropriate code based on your telephone company's instructions.

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  1. Click OK to save the settings.

Accessing an Outside line (used within offices or other buildings that require you to dial a code before dialing):

  1. Double click on the My Computer icon on your desktop.
  2. Double click on Dial-Up Networking within My Computer.
  3. Double click on the TOAST.net connection.
  4. Click on the Dialing Properties button.

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  1. Under the heading To access an outside line:, type the required code in the For local calls, dial: field followed by a comma.

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  1. Click OK to save the settings.

 

 

 

Using 10 digit dialing (in certain areas of the U.S. you must dial the area code before dialing the access number):

  1. Double click on the My Computer icon on your desktop.
  2. Double click on Dial-Up Networking within My Computer.
  3. Double click on the TOAST.net connection.
  4. Click on the Dialing Properties button.

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  1. Under the heading To access an outside line:, type the area code of the access number in the For local calls, dial: field..

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  1. Double click on the My Computer icon on your desktop.
  2. Double click on Dial-Up Networking within My Computer.
  3. Right click on the TOAST.net icon and left click on Properties.

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  1. Verify that the area code of the access number is in the Area code field.

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  1. Click OK.

  2. Double click on the TOAST.net icon.

  3. Click on the Dialing Properties button.

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  1. Click on the Area Code Rules... button (Note: May not be available on Windows 95 machines. If not, click here).

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  1. Check the box that states Always dial the area code (10-digit dialing).

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  1. Click OK.

  2. Click OK to save the settings.

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