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Create an Internet connection:

To set up a new 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.

 

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.

In the left-hand column, click the Create a new connection link.

 

The Network Connections window appears.

In the left-hand column, click the Create a new connection link. 

 

The New Connection Wizard begins.

Click the Next button to continue.

 

Select the option Connect to the Internet.

Click the Next button to continue.

 

Select the option Set up my connection manually.

Click the Next button to continue.

 

Select the option Connect using a dial-up modem.

Click the Next button to continue.

 

ISP Name  =  Enter a name for the connection such as the name of your Internet service provider.

Click the Next button to continue.

 

Phone 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.

Click the Next button to continue.



Create this connection for  =  Select the option that suits you best.

Click the Next button to continue.

 

User name  =  Enter the username provided by your Internet service provider.  Be sure to add the domain tail to the end of the username (@ispname.com).
Password  =  Enter your dial-up password.
Confirm password  =  Confirm the dial-up password you just entered.

Note 1:  If you check the box Make this the default Internet connection, you'll be able to connect through Internet Explorer.

Note 2:  If you do not have a firewall, check the box Turn on Internet Connection Firewall for this connection.

Click the Next button to continue.

 

That's it.  You're done.

Click the Finish button to complete the configuration.

 

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