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Document Title:
How to use and work with folder options in Windows Xp Professional.
Author: Michael J. Casimir
Creation Date: September 29, 2012
Applies To:
Windows XP Home
Windows XP Professional

How To Connect To A Dialup Internet Provider Using Windows 2000

This walkthrough has been designed to give you clear instructions on how to connect to an Internet Service Provider through a dialup connection and Windows 2000.

1. Left mouse click Start

2. Left mouse click the Settings menu.

3. Left mouse click the Network and Dialup Connections menu

4. This will cause the Network and Dialup Connections window to appear as shown in Figure 1.2 in the next section.

Figure 1.1 - Accessing the Network and Dialup Connections in the Windows Start menu  

1. Double left click Make New Connection

This will cause the "Welcome to the Network Connection" Wizard window to appear as shown in Figure 1.3 in the next section.

Figure 1.2 - Creating a Dialup Network Connection - Step 1  

1. Left mouse click Next.
Figure 1.3 - Creating a Dialup Network Connection - Step 2  

1. To avoid any complications, we will not specify an area code in the area code box.

2. Type the local access number provided by your ISP into the phone number box.  If you use 10 digital dialing to make local calls, you will need to type the area code for your city before the local access number.

3. Normally, a country/region code is not necessary. For this tutorial select Canada as the country/region code.

4. Check the box "use dialing rules" if you want to specify additional settings on how you connect to your Internet Service Provider. For this tutorial we won't specify any additional settings.

5. Left mouse click the Back button if you want to change any settings.

6. Left mouse click the Next button when you are ready to proceed

7. Left mouse click the Cancel button to stop this Wizard.

Figure 1.4 - Creating a Dialup Network Connection - Step 3

1. if you have multiple user accounts setup on the system, and would like anybody to use the connection left click For all users.

2. If you are the only user on the system that will use the connection left click Only for myself.

3. Left mouse click the Back button to return to the previous window.

4. Left mouse click the Next button to continue with the creation of the dialup connection.

5. Left mouse click the Cancel button to stop making the connection.

Figure 1.5 - Creating a Dialup Network Connection - Step 4  

1. Left mouse click in the box under where it says Type the name you want to use for this connection.

2. Left mouse click the option Add a shortcut to my desktop to create a shortcut to the dialup connection on your desktop.

3. Left mouse click the Back button to return to the previous window.

4. Left mouse click the Finish button to continue with the creation of the dialup connection.

5. Left mouse click the Cancel button to stop making the connection.

Figure 1.6 - Creating a Dialup Network Connection - Step 5  

Figure 1.7 - Connecting to a Dialup Internet Service Provider

The next screen will ask you for a username and password that you want to use to connect to your ISP.

1. Left mouse click anywhere in the Username box and type the username you would normally use to access the Internet.

2. Left mouse click anywhere in the Password box and type the password you would normally use to access the Internet.

3. Left mouse click the Save password option to not have to enter a password each time you connect to the Internet. Windows will store your password for you and call it up each time you try and connect.

4. The local access phone should already be inputted into the Dial box. If its not listed in that box or the wrong number is showing, left mouse click this box and type the correct local access phone number for your ISP.

5. Left mouse click the Dial button to have your computer dial your ISP. After your modem negotiates a connection successfully you will be able to use the Internet.

6. Left mouse click the Cancel button to stop dialing the connection.

7. Left mouse click the Properties button to configure advanced dialing options (this is normally not required by most ISP's).

8. Left mouse click the Help button to get further information about connecting to a dialup ISP.

 

METHOD # 2

The other method for connecting to an ISP with a dialup connection is by clicking the create new connection and selecting "Dial-up to the Internet" as the option. Refer to Figures 1.1 and 1.2 for information on how to bring up the Network Connection Wizard.

1. Left mouse click the Dial-up to the Internet option.

2. Left mouse click the Back button to return to the previous window.

3. Left mouse click the Next button to continue to the Next window.

4. Left mouse click the Cancel button to stop creating the connection.

Figure 1.8 - Connecting to a Dialup Internet Service Provider - Method # 2  

1. Left mouse click the option "I want to set up my Internet connection manually, or I want to connect through a local area network (LAN)."

2. Left mouse click the Back button to return to the previous window.

3. Left mouse click the Next button to continue to the Next window.

4. Left mouse click the Cancel button to stop creating the connection.

Figure 1.9 - The Internet Connection Wizard  

1. Left mouse click the option "I connect through a phone line and a modem"

2. Left mouse click the Back button to return to the previous window.

3. Left mouse click the Next button to continue to the Next window.

4. Left mouse click the Cancel button to stop creating the connection.

Figure 2.0 - Selecting a Connection Type  

1. Left mouse click from the pull-down menu "Select a modem to use to connect to the Internet" the type of modem you have installed on the system.

If there is no modem listed then more than likely the drivers for your current modem have not been installed.

Click here for my walk-through on how to install drivers for a dialup modem.

2. Left mouse click the Back button to return to the previous window.

3. Left mouse click the Next button to continue to the Next window.

4. Left mouse click the Cancel button to stop creating the connection.

Figure 2.0 - Selecting the Correct Dialup Modem/Adapter to Connect With  

1. Left mouse click in the Area code box, and type the area code for your city.

2. Left mouse click in the Telephone number box and type the local access phone number provided by your ISP.

3. Left mouse click the drop down menu under "Country/region name and code" and select your current location.

For this tutorial we will select Canada.

4. Left mouse click the "Use area code and dialing rules" option to specify additional phone number settings.

5. Left mouse click the Advanced button to configure advanced dialing options (this is normally not required by most dialup ISP's).

6. Left mouse click the Back button to return to the previous window.

7. Left mouse click the Next button to continue to the Next window.

8. Left mouse click the Cancel button to stop creating the connection.

Figure 2.1 - Specifying an Area Code and Telephone Number to Connect to the ISP

1. Left mouse clicking the Advanced button on the previous window will bring up the the Advanced Connection Properties window. shown in the figure to the right.

Normally you do not need to specify these settings, but for troubleshooting purposes specifying a different connection method may be appropriate.

For a more indepth understanding of different dialup connection types click here to read my article "Different Types of Interent Connections."

2. Left mouse click a specific option under Logon procedure to specify how you logon to your ISP.

3. Left mouse click the OK button to close the Advanced Connection Properties window.

4. Left mouse click the Cancel button to abort any changes on this window.

Figure 2.2 - Configuring Advanced Connection Settings

 
1. Left mouse click in the username box and type the username provided by your ISP.

2. Left mouse click in the password box and type the password provided by your ISP.

3. Left mouse click the Back button to return to the previous window.

4. Left mouse click the Next button to continue to the Next window.

5. Left mouse click the Cancel button to stop creating the connection.

Figure 2.3 - Specifying a Username and Password  

1. Left mouse click in the Connection to name box and type a name for your dialup connection.

2. Left mouse click the Back button to return to the previous window.

3. Left mouse click the Next button to continue to the Next window.

4. Left mouse click the Cancel button to stop creating the connection.

Figure 2.4 - Specifying a Name For The Connection  

1. Left mouse click the No option on this Window.

Click here for information about how to create an e-mail account using Outlook Express.

2. Left mouse click the Back button to return to the previous window.

3. Left mouse click the Next button to continue to the Next window.

4. Left mouse click the Cancel button to stop creating the connection.

Figure 2.5 - Using the Internet Connection Wizard to Create an E-mail Account  

1. Left mouse click the Finish button to complete the Internet Connection Wizard.

2. Left mouse click the Cancel button to stop creating the connection.

 

Figure 2.6 - Completing the Internet Connection Wizard and Finalizing All Changes