My brothers just bought a new computer with win 2000 installed. Tried to load ntl dial up using cd but message comes up "gearbox can't run on windows nt". I've tried the cd on my laptop running windows xp and get the same message. So how does he get connected please.
"Gearbox is an internet connections management program that sits in the background of your computers operating system. Gearbox allows you to add, change and manage your internet connections." click here However, Windows 2000 is not supported click here for dial up!
As far as I know, he can't get a dial-up ntl account running in windows 2000 (see the above link which says:
"To access ntl:home Dial up Internet service on your PC, you will need at least the following... Windows(tm) 95/98/ME/XP* Home Edition Pentium 166 processor 32 MB RAM 150 MB free hard disk space 28.8k modem 800x600 screen resolution *Windows 2000 and NT are not supported"
The best option, I guess, is to set up a different account with a different providor. But if you are using a ntl phone line you will need to ensure that both the phone line and win 2000 can be used. Onetel click here have a 1p per minute option for ntl phone users (I use it as my "back up" account) but not an unlimited dial up account. There are probably better ones around.
you can use ntl dial up on win 2k. you'll have to manually configure it though. its quite easy, all you need is your user name, password, and the dial up number. I (pre-broadband) had been using it for ages
You can access NTL through Windows 2000, I have done it! You just can't use Gearbox, which I do not find a loss anyway, I found it more trouble than it was worth.
You have to set up the dial-up connection manualy under settings, network connections, set up a new connection. Then specify dial-up & manually input the information such Primary DNS Etc. It goes without saying of course that you have to have the modem installed & all drivers in place before doing this. If I can still find the manual settings I have I will post them for you.