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