Netro: Dialup

New National Dialup Number: 0198 331 321 (Effective Tue 1-Dec-09)
This replaces the old National dialup number: 0198 333 939,
which has now been disconnected.
Coverage map below

Dialup Connection Setup
The instructions below will show you how to get connected to the national dialup network.
For convenience, we recommend printing this section out for future reference:
user name format: (instead of userid)

Windows XP (other Windows based operating systems should be similar)
Start, Control Panel, Network and Internet Connection, Network Connections
(or use Start, Run: ncpa.cpl)
Rename existing connection to "Netro old":
Right click, Rename

Dialup Icon

Create a new "Netro Dialup" profile:
1. Create a new connection (Next)
2. Select: Connect to the Internet (Next)
3. Select: Set up my connection manually (Next)
4. Select: Connect using a dial-up modem (Next)
5. ISP Name: Netro Dialup (Next)
6. Phone Number*: 0198 331 321 (Next)
7. Create this Connection for: Anyone or my use (Next)
8. Internet Account Information:
- User Name: (Important: Remember to add to your userid)
- Password: ********
- Confirm Password: ********
- Tick: Use this account name and password when anyone connections to the Internet from this computer.
- Tick: Make this the default Internet Connection, optional but recommended (Next)
9. Tick: Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop (Finish)

Changes and advanced settings can be made by right clicking the "Netro Dialup" icon

*Call waiting can be disabled for the duration of the Dialup connection,
by prefixing the dialup number with *44

Internet Explorer Settings
The default dialup connection can be specified with:
a) Internet Explorer: Tools, Options, or
b) Control panel, Network and Internet Connections, Internet Options:
Then select Connections, "Netro Dialup" connection, click on Set Default.

Web Proxy Settings
Netro uses transparent web proxying to improve performance on thousands
of frequently accessed web sites such as Google.
Important: Remember to disable any manually configured proxy settings

Windows XP instructions:
Start, Control Panel, Network and Internet Connection, Internet Options, Connections:
Netro Dialup & LAN (Local Area Network) Settings
Untick: use a proxy server.

DNS Settings
These are automatically assigned by the NAS (Network Access Server)
Please make sure these aren't overrided with manual settings.
Start, Control Panel, Network and Internet Connection, Network Connections
(or use Start, Run: ncpa.cpl)
Right click on "Netro Dialup"
Select: Networking
Select: TCP/IP, Properties
Select: Obtain DNS server address automatically

Netro DNS

Mail Settings is no longer used.
Please ensure you are using the correct settings:

Netro Mail Settings

Call Costs
Costs vary from $0.15 - 0.30 inc GST per call, depending on your local call
telephone plan. Pricing can be verified with your telephone carrier, such as
Telstra Call Pricing Information Line: 1300 362 162

Service Cost
Telstra BusinessLine Complete 0.20
Telstra BusinessLine Plus 0.145
Telstra BusinessLine Part 0.20
Telstra HomeLine Complete 0.20
Telstra HomeLine Plus 0.175
Telstra HomeLine Budget 0.30
Telstra HomeLine Advanced 0.15
Telstra HomeLine Low Income 0.24
Telstra HomeLine Part 0.22
Optus Local Service 0.30

Above prices were obtained from the telephone carriers websites:
Telstra BusinessLine & HomeLine Plans & Call Rates, effective Jun 05
Optus Local Service
Please advise us if these figures are no longer accurate.

Email can be accessed via Webmail from an Internet Cafe, Wifi hotspot or local 3G service

Netro Dialup Internet Access is available in all 66 CCA (Call Collection Area's)
around Australia, providing local call coverage to 98.5% of the Australian population
The map below shows some of the larger towns & cities.

Australia Map

Capital City
7 POP's (Point of Presence)

Sydney NSW
Melbourne VIC
Brisbane QLD
Adelaide SA
Perth WA
Canberra ACT
Hobart TAS

11 POP's

Newcastle NSW
Gosford NSW
Richmond NSW
Penrith NSW
Campbelltown NSW
Wollongong NSW
Geelong VIC
Southport QLD
Maroochydore QLD
Darwin NT
Rockingham WA

48 POP's

Albury NSW
Armidale NSW
Bathurst NSW
Bega NSW
Broken Hill NSW
Coffs Harbour NSW
Dubbo NSW
Goulburn NSW
Grafton NSW
Griffith NSW
Lismore NSW
Nowra NSW
Orange NSW
Port Macquarie NSW
Tamworth NSW
Taree NSW
Wagga Wagga NSW
Ballarat VIC
Bendigo VIC
Gisborne VIC
Mildura VIC
Morwell VIC
Shepparton VIC
Wangaratta VIC
Warragul VIC
Warrnambool VIC
Launceston TAS
Bundaberg QLD
Cairns QLD
Gladstone QLD
Kawana Waters QLD
Mackay QLD
Maryborough QLD
Mount Isa QLD
Rockhampton QLD
Toowoomba QLD
Townsville QLD
Alice Springs NT
Gawler SA
Mount Gambier SA
Murray Bridge SA
Port Augusta SA
Bunbury WA
Broome WA
Geraldton WA
Kalgoorlie WA
Karratha WA
Katanning WA

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