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How to Create a Dial-Up Connection in Windows XP

  1. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
    Note: If you are running Windows XP in classic mode, your will need to select the
    Start menu, select Settings, then choose Control Panel

  2. Click the Switch to Classic View icon.
  3. Double-click the Network Connections icon.
  4. Click the Create a new connection icon.
  5. Click the Next button.
  6. Select Connect to the Internet.
  7. Click the Next button.
  8. Select Set up my connection manually.
  9. Click the Next button.
  10. Select Connect using a dial-up modem.
  11. Click the Next button.
  12. In the ISP Name field, type a name to identify your connection (i.e. Netstar or Southwest if you prefer).
  13. Click the Next button.
  14. In the Phone number field, type your local access number exactly as it needs to be dialed.

    Note: If you require 10-digit dialing in order to access a local number, make sure to include your area code.
    * To find a local phone number throughout California check  http://www.southwest.net/checklocal/
    Note: Remember to check with your local telephone company to make sure that the number you choose is a local toll-free call.
  15. Click the Next button.
  16. In the User name field, type your username, not email address. (username is the part
     before the @ sign.)
  17. In the Password field, type your password.
  18. In the Confirm password field, type your password again.
  19. Uncheck the box next to Use this account name and password when anyone connects to the Internet from this computer.
  20. Uncheck the box next to Make this the default Internet connection.
  21. Uncheck the box next to Turn on Internet Connection Firewall for this connection.
  22. Click the Next button.
  23. Check the box next to Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop if you wish to have a shortcut to the connection on your desktop.
  24. Click Next
  25. Click the Finish button.
  26. Close all windows.

  27. From the Start menu, choose Connect To.
    Note: If you are running Windows XP in classic mode, from the Start menu, click Settings, and choose Network Connections.
  28. Right-click your dial-up connection, then choose Properties.
  29. Click on the Networking tab.
  30. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in the "This connection uses the following items list".
  31. Click the Properties button.
  32. Select "Use the following DNS server address".
  33. In the Preferred DNS server field, type 
  34. In the Alternate DNS server field, type
  35. Click the OK button.
  36. Click the OK button.
  37. Close all windows.

You have now successfully finished your dial up setup.



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