Casual Usage: Windows 2000 and XP

Please note that from 1st of Febuary 2012, Optus no longer provides telephone support for customers with Windows 2000 operating systems

Please note: These settings are only recommended for Optus broadband customers who connect to the Internet via both broadband and/or dial-up from the same computer. These settings will stop Windows from displaying the Dial-up Connection window when opening web applications such as Internet Explorer.

  • Double click the My Computer icon on your desktop.
  • Double click the Control Panel icon.
  • Double click the Internet Options icon.
  • Click the Connections tab.
  • Place a dot next to Never Dial A Connection.
  • Click the Apply button located at the bottom of the window.
  • Click OK to save the settings.

Optus Internet Shortcut

  • Click the Start menu button at the bottom of the window. A menu will open up.
  • Move the mouse pointer to Settings. Another menu will open.
  • Click on Network and Dial-up Connections.
  • Right click the Optus Internet Dial Up Connection icon.
  • Click Create Shortcut.
  • A Windows Message will appear. Click Yes.
  • Close all windows and return to the desktop. An Optus Internet shortcut should now be visible as a desktop icon.

Connecting to Optus Internet

With the above settings the computer will use the Optus Broadband connection by default each time the computer is switched on. However, should the computer not have access to the Optus broadband service for reasons such as roaming, the following steps are required for the computer to connect to Optus Dial-up Internet.

  • Double click on the Optus Internet shortcut on the desktop.
  • Ensure that the correct Username and Password is entered.
  • Click Connect.