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Windows XP Define Modem Internet Connection

Before defining an Internet Connection, you should verify that your modem is properly installed.

To define a new 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"
If you have a Network card installed,
it will be shown on the right side as
a "Local Area Connection"

Select on the left side from the
"Network Tasks" to
"Create a new connection"

Note : to be able to create a new
connection, you must have proper
user permissions.
Up comes the Wizard

Next to Continue
Select to
"Connect to the Internet"
You can "Choose from a list of
Internet provides (ISPs)", but
for that the system will dial out,
I assume to connect to Microsoft
to download the local, up-to-date
list. You can try it if you like.

I myself preferred to setup my
connection manually.

I am using a modem
(It is very similar to connect
via DSL using PPPoE
).
Give your connection a name.
Define the phone-number to call
to connect via your Internet
Service Provider to the Internet.
enter your Username and password,
as it has been assigned to you by
YOUR Internet Service Provider.
Done.

You can select to have on your
desktop an icon for this connection.
the windows for the Network
connections shows now the new
Dial-up connection.

Before making your first connection to the Internet, verify/configure the connection.

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