How to Setup an Internet Connection on the Brother Geobook
Starting at the Main Menu, the first thing we want to do is to go to
the File Manager. Look at the words Bytes Free in the upper right hand
corner of the screen. Next to the words Bytes free you will see a number.
That number should be 300,00 or more. If is less than 300,000 then we
need to Copy or Delete files or you may need to Format. If it is more
than 300,000 Bytes free then hit the F3 Key (Exit) at the top of the key
board to return to the Main Menu.
From the Main Menu Click on Internet. You will see one of two things.
Either you will see "Subscribe, Browser, Emailer and Setup" or you will
see the Setup Screen. If you don't see the Setup Screen, then click on
Setup. The first line is labeled PPP Account name: This is where we put
Your User Name. Your User Name is the same as your e-mail address without
the @ symbol and what comes after it. Now, if your Internet Service Provider
is Earthlink (and it probably is) then we need to type ELN/ and before
the your User Name. For Example, if your E-mail address is robby2000(@)earthlink.net
then your PPP Account name: will be ELN/robby2000
The next line wants PPP Account Password: This will be the password that
Earthlink gave you or the one your told them that you want. When you type
it in your password you will see stars (or asterisks) this is normal.
It is made to do that so that no one could look over your shoulder and
discover your password.
The next line is for the Dial up Telephone Number: This is the telephone
Number that your ISP (Internet Service Provider), probably Earthlink,
gave you. This is NOT your home phone number. How can we tell if we need
to use the area code in the dial up telephone number? A good way to guess
is to ask yourself this question. Do you have to dial the area code to
call your next door neighbor? If the answer is YES then we should include
the area code in the dial up telephone number. If the answer is NO then
we should NOT include the area code in the dial up telephone number. Another
good way to determine weather or not we need the area code is to call
the number using your telephone just like you would to call a person.
Don't dial the area code. One of two things will happen. Either you will
hear a recording that tells you that you need to dial the area code when
dialing this phone number, or you will hear a loud screeching, squealing
noise like a fax machine. If you hear the fax like noise then we don't
need the area code. If you hear the recording then we do need the area
The next line says Bring up login terminal There is a box to the left
of these words. If the box is light in color (like the background color)
then it is correct (for earthlink and most other ISPs). If it is dark
then click on it to make it light.
The next 3 lines PPP IP Address, PPP IP Gateway and PPP IP Mask should
be all 0.
The 1st DNS Server IP address and 2nd DNS Server IP Address must be different
from each other. You can use any of the following 3 IP addresses. 184.108.40.206
Next click Apply you probably won't see anything happen but something
important does happen. Then click Close You should see Subscribe, Browser,
Emailer and Setup