How do I create a dial-up connection in Windows 2000?

A. Windows 2000 has removed the segregation between LAN and dial-up connections, they are all just connections now.

To create a Dial-up connection to an ISP or your work you need to create a new connection using a modem as the connection medium:

  1. From the Start menu select 'Network and Dial-up Connection'
  2. Double click 'Make New Connection'
  3. Click Next to the introduction wizard
  4. Select 'Dial-up to the Internet' and click Next
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  5. Select 'I want to set up my Internet connection manually' and click Next
  6. Select 'I connect through a phone line and a modem' (if you are using ISDN you would select local area network). Click Next
  7. Make sure your modem is connected and turned on, check the 'Don't detect my modem' box is not selected anc click Next
  8. If it can't find your modem click Next and you can choose it from a list.
  9. Enter the phone details of the ISP. Click Next
  10. Enter your username and password and click Next
  11. Finally give it a name, for example 'Connection to UUnet'. Click Next
  12. You will be asked if you wish to setup mail. Make your choice and click Next
  13. Click Finish

Your new connection will now be visible from 'Network and Dial-up Connections'. To change its properties right click on the connection and select Properties.

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