Windows 2000 Definition of Dial-Up Connection

by Johannes Helmig [Published on 23 Jan. 2000 / Last Updated on 23 Jan. 2000]

There are multiple paths to get to the Dial-Up Networking Window:

Via the Control-Panel
using the icon
"Network and Dial-up

Via the Start-Menu
"Settings", then
"Network and Dial-up

via your desktop icon
"My Network Places",
then the link to
"Network and Dial-up

As instructed , select to
"Make a New Connection"

This starts up the
"Network Connection Wizard".
Continue with "Next"


This Wizard takes care about
all different kind of connections
(incoming and outgoing, via
modem or direct-cable-connection)

In this example, I like to
connect to the Internet,
"Dial up to the Internet"

I am connecting via
Modem using a Phone-line

Step 1 of 3:
Internet access
connection information

The access number
(in this example for
CompuServe in Brussels)

Step 2 of 3 :
Internet account
logon information

The User-Identification
and Password, as assigned
by the Internet provider

Step 3 of 3 :
Configuring your

Lets define a name
of the Connection
Screen :
Complete Configuration

Done !
Continue with "Finish"

However: most Internet connections require some additional configuration,
before you are able to make your first connection to the Internet.

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The Author — Johannes Helmig

Dr.Johannes Helmig is working as Director, Technical Knowledge Management in the Belgium office of Gerber Technology where he is involved in Customer Service and internal training, with special interest in Networking.


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