A. In Windows NT 4.0 you could configure connections to be dial-in/dial-out or both. In Windows 2000 you can also create incoming connection which allow people to dial into the machine via PSTN/ISDN and even parallel ports.
To configure an incoming connection perform the following:
- Select 'Make new connection' from Start - Settings - Network and dial-up connections
- Click Next to the wizard
- Select 'Accept incoming connections'
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- Select the device which you wish to accept incoming connections on and
- Select if you wish to allow Virtual Private Connections and click Next
- Select the users who will be able to dial into the connection and click Next
- Select the networking components to be enabled for the connection
If you select TCP/IP select it and click Properties. You can then choose if the connector can talk to the local network and if the address is assigned by DHCP, one from a list or let the caller set their own address
- Click Next and give the connection a name and click Finish
To modify the connection in the future just select from Start - Settings - Network and Dial-up connections where you can modify the adapters users can connect on, users who can connect etc.