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
You can also select in the Control-Panel :
or (if you have the Classic Desktop):
right-click on "My Network Places"
||Click on the right side
category "Broadband" on your
connection, that will change the
menu for "Network Tasks" on the
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
You can control, what is displayed during the
You configure here also the options for redial
and the "Idle Timeout": the time of the
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"
for connections to the Internet, use Typical.
by default, "File and Printer Sharing" is NOT
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
||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
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You are ready to make
the connection via modem to the Internet.