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Windows XP Configure ADSL Internet Connection

Before connection to the Internet using the just defined ADSL connection, you should
verify the configuration values of your connection :

To check a connection, select from the
menu: Settings / Network Connections.

You can also select in the Control-Panel :

Network Connections
or (if you have the Classic Desktop):
right-click on "My Network Places" and
select "Properties"
Click on the right side in the
category "Broadband" on your
connection, that will change the
menu for "Network Tasks" on the
left side.
Select on the left side from the
"Network Tasks" to
"Change settings of this

You can also right-click on the
broadband connection and select to
display the "Properties"
tab : General

I do not know, if a name of the Service is required.
For me, it worked without a name.

For easy access, you should show the icon in
your taskbar.
tab: Options

You can control, what is displayed during the
connection process.

You configure here also the options for redial
and the "Idle Timeout": the time of the connection
NOT been used, causing then the system to
terminate the connection, to hang-up.
Since it is a broadband connection, which are
usually charged at flatrates, the default for the
Idle timeout should be "never"
tab: Security

for connections to the Internet, use Typical.

tab: Networking

by default, "File and Printer Sharing" is NOT selected
to prevent access from the Internet to your system.
If you like to share your disk/files with somebody
coming in from the Internet, you need to place the

For the connection with some ISP's, it is required
to define some "Properties" of the TCP/IP protocol.
most ISP's will assign all required TCP/IP
values to your system during the connection
process via DHCP.
So, do not modify unless instructed by your ISP.
tab : Advanced

Windows XP includes a Firewall, to prevent
un-wanted access from the Internet to your system.
Use it by default.

You can also activate here the sharing of this
Internet Connection with other systems on your
local network.
More info on this Windows XP Firewall.

You are ready to
make the connection via modem to the Internet.

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