|Network and Dial-Up Connections in Windows|
Part 1 - Creating Internet Dial-Up Connections
An Article by your Guide Bradley Mitchell
Microsoft Windows includes many features for managing network connections and settings. The following pages describe the process of creating a new dial-up Internet connection in Windows 2000. Though the screens look and behave differently in other versions of Windows, the same general principles apply.
Getting StartedWindows 2000 provides wizards for network and Internet connection setup. Wizards break down a task into individual steps and guide the user through the steps one at a time.
To access the setup wizard for dial-up connections in Windows 2000, navigate through the Start menu to the Network and Dial-up Connections option as shown below. The same icon is also available in Control Panel.
Start Menu Settings (Windows 2000)
Choosing this option causes a new window to appear on the desktop as shown below. Besides the Make New Connection icon, that always appears in the upper left corner, other icons may appear representing other pre-existing connections.
Network and Dial-Up Connections (Windows 2000)
Double-clicking this icon starts the Windows Network Connection Wizard as shown below.
Network Connection Wizard - Welcome (Windows 2000)
The first page of many wizards is called the welcome or start page. Start pages like this one contain only a simple introductory message and do not require any data entry. When running this wizard, just click the Next button to continue.