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Windows XP Connect via Modem to the Internet

You have defined your Connection to the Internet and verified the setup of the connection,
and are now ready to connect to the Internet :

Select from the Start-Menu : Settings / Network Connections and then your connection

or you can call you again the
Network Connections and select
your connection, then select in
"Network Tasks" : "Start this Connection"
or simply double-click on your connection
It will show your Username,
you can adjust the phone-number to dial,
but in general everything is ready, we can just
select to "Dial"
You will hear the modem dialing and
synchronizing with the modem of your ISP.
Once the noise stops, your username and
password are verified.
If username and password are ok, you will get
a connection icon in your taskbar.
Right-click the taskbar icon to get the menu.
A quick look at the "Status":

tab: General
It displays the connection time,
the amount of data transferred and it
allows to "Disconnect"

tab: Details

It displays the network parameters,
including the IP-address assigned to you
for this connection by your ISP.

Happy Internet Surfing !

Once you are done, don't forget to disconnect : Right-click on the taskbar icon, then: "Disconnect" :

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