Before connection to the Internet
using the just defined
modem dial-up 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 "Dial-Up" on your
Modem connection, that will
change the menu for
"Network Tasks" on the left
Select on the left side from the
"Network Tasks" to
"Change settings of this
You can also right-click on the
modem connection and select to
display the "Properties"
||tab : General
Allows you to define/modify the phone number.
by default, it will NOT use dialing rules, so you need
to define the number with all required prefixes-codes
(like "0" or "9" to first get outside
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.
for connections to the Internet, use Typical.
Some Internet Provider require to use a script
during the connection. If that is required and the
script is NOT included with Windows XP, you first
should copy the script provided by your ISP to
C:\windows\system32\ras,and then select here to
"run the script"
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.
But some require to define manually the definition
of the DNS-servers. Please, follow for this the
instructions provided 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
More info on this Windows XP
You are ready to make
the connection via modem to the Internet.