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Connecting to WebTV using QCO



With WebTV discontinuing local access numbers in our area, it is now long distance for many people to call into the WebTV modem banks. If you can call to a Moline number, a Davenport number, or an Aledo number, you can use Quad-Cities OnlineŽ as a dial up and then "SLIP" in to WebTV. You will need to purchase both a Quad-Cities OnlineŽ account as well as an account through WebTV in order to accomplish this. For our rates, visit http://www.qconline.com/qco. To contact WebTV, call 1-800-GO-WEBTV or visit http://www.webtv.net. The fee for this service to WebTV normally starts at $9.95 per month. For frequently asked questions or troubleshooting advice, contact WebTV.

If you have not yet signed up for our service, you will want to call our office at 757-5037 to set up an account. Then, follow the instructions below. Please note: subscribers must be logged on as the primary user. The primary user is the name the subscriber chose the first time they connected to the WebTV Network service.
  • From the WebTV Web Homepage, select Settings from the top bar. On older WebTv units, there will be a Setup button instead, and you will have to select Dialing to get to the Use an ISP window.
  • Select Use an ISP
  • Choose Sign Up Now
  • Enter Your QCO account information:
    Service Provider Name: QCONLINE
    Login Name: Your QCO Username all in lower case
    Password: Your QCO password all in lower case
    For the Modem Dial In Number enter in the number below that is local to you (You an leave the option for a backup number blank).
        Moline Number: 757-1160
        Davenport Number: 322-6999
        Geneseo Number: 945-4775
        Aledo Number: 582-2554
  • Choose Use Your ISP




Now you should be able to log in to your WebTV as usual, using Quad-Cities OnlineŽ as your dial in access. If you have problems with your WebTV access, first make sure that you are entering your name and password in lower case without spaces or symbols (you do not need @webtv.net or @qconline.com anywhere in the username blank). Listen to hear if WebTV is even dialing out. Make note of any errors that occur. If it is dialing, but not connecting, you may want to try using the back up phone number as the first choice modem number. You can also contact Quad-Cities OnlineŽ to verify your login information or to verify the phone numbers but all other connection problems should be dealt with through WebTV.



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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