Define a Dial-Up Networking Connection

by Johannes Helmig [Published on 11 Nov. 1997 / Last Updated on 11 Nov. 1997]

Once "Dial-Up Networking" is installed, lets start it up from "My Computer" and lets define a connection to the Internet, in my case, via my CompuServe Dial-In (but this setup is very similar to other ISPs):

Since there is not yet any connection defined,
your "phonebook" is empty.
You have only one option to continue: OK
Give your connection a name.
Define the type of Server:
If you are calling the Internet,
put in the Check-Mark !
Define the phone-number to call.
You have the option to enter it
either as a full-number (as I did)
or following the "Telephony
Dialing properties", where you
are asked for:
- Country
- area-code
That is the better choice for a
Mobile computer, which has to
Connect from different locations.

That's it: the connection is defined, but you still need to "Configure it", before you can use it !

Configure DUN as Internet Connection

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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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