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Edit an existing Internet connection: 

To edit an existing connection on Windows XP, do the following:

On the Desktop, click the Start button and select Control Panel from the menu.

 

Windows XP gives you the option to view the Control Panel in two different views:  Category View and Classic View.

Note:  To view Classic View, click the Switch to Classic View link or to view the Category View, click the Switch to Category View link.

Category View

 

Classic View

 

Click on the Network and Internet Connections icon.

 

Click on the Network Connections icon.

 

The Network and Internet Connections screen appears.

Click on Network Connections icon.

 


 

The Classic View does not have the window pictured to the left.
The Network Connections icon is already in the Classic Control Panel (pictured above).

 

The Network Connections window appears.

Right click the connection and select Properties from the menu.


 

The Network Connections window appears.

Right click the connection and select Properties from the menu.

 

 

The Properties window appears.

Select the General tab.

Connect using:

Click the Configure button.

 

The Modem Configuration window appears.

Modem Speed (BPS)  =  Set the speed to 57600.

Hardware features:

Check the box Enable hardware flow control.
Check the box Enable modem error control.
Check the box Enable modem compression.

Click the OK button to save any changes and to close the window.

 

Area code  =  Leave the area code field blank.

Telephone number  =  Enter the Access number you use to connect to the Internet.  This is provided by your Internet service provider.  Enter any other numbers necessary to connect.  For example, if you have 10-digit dialing in your area, enter the area code along with the phone number.  If you have Call Waiting and would like to disable it while you're on the Internet, enter "*70," before the access number, i.e., *70,3125555555.  If you're in a hotel and need to dial a "9," to get an outside line, enter it as well.

Country/region code  =  Don't worry about this field.

Uncheck the box Use dialing rules.

 

Select the Options tab.

Dialing options:

If checked, uncheck the box Include Windows logon domain.

 

Select the Security tab.

Security options:

Validate my identity as follows:

Select the option Allow unsecured password from the menu.

 

Select the Networking tab.

Type of dial-up server I am calling:

Select the option PPP: Windows 95/95/NT4/2000, Internet from the menu.

Click the Settings button.

 

If present, remove the checkmark from the option Enable LCP extensions
Leave the checkmark in Enable software compression.
If present, remove the checkmark from Negotiate multi-link for single link connections.

Click the OK button to save any changes

 

We return to the Networking tab.

Components checked are used by this connection:

Ensure there is a checkmark in Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
Ensure there is a checkmark in Client for Microsoft Networks.

Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click the Properties button.

 

The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window appears.

Select the option Obtain an IP address automatically.

Although not required, you can enter the DNS server addresses.  You only need to do this if you're having browsing problems.

Select the option Use the following DNS server addresses.

Preferred DNS server  =  Enter the primary DNS address of 209.210.176.8
Alternate DNS server  =  Enter the secondary DNS address of 209.210.176.
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Click the Advanced button.

 

The Advanced TCP/IP Settings window appears.

Select the General tab.

Check the box Use default gateway on remote network.

PPP link:

Check the box Use IP header compression.

Click the OK button to save any changes and to close the window.

 

We return to the following window:

Click the OK button to save any changes and to close the window.

 

 

Select the Advanced tab.

If you have no firewall installed on your computer, it is wise to enable the Windows XP firewall.  This will help prevent you from getting various worms that propagate through the servers.

Note:  For Service Pack 2, click the Settings button and enable the firewall.

Service Pack 1   Service Pack 2
 

    

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