To make an Internet connection

1.

Open Network Connections

2.

Under Network Tasks, click Create a new connection, and then click Next.

3.

Click Connect to the Internet, and then click Next.

4.

Choose one of the following:

If you already have an account with an Internet service provider (ISP), click Set up my connection manually and then click Next.

If you have a CD from an ISP, click Use the CD I got from an ISP and then click Next. 

If you do not have an Internet account, click Choose from a list of Internet service providers (ISPs) and then click Next.

5.

From your choice above, click one of the following:

Set up my connection manually

If you are connecting to your ISP using a standard 28.8 Kbps, 56 Kbps, or ISDN modem, click Connect using a dial-up modem, click Next, and follow the instructions in the wizard.

If your DSL or cable modem ISP connection requires a user name and password, click Connect using a broadband modem that requires a user name and password, click Next, and then follow the instructions in the wizard.

If your DSL or cable modem ISP connection is always on and does not require you to type a user name and password, click Connect using a broadband connection that is always on, click Next, and then click Finish.

Use the CD I got from an ISP

Click Next, and then click Finish. Insert the CD provided by your ISP and follow the instructions.

Choose from a list of Internet service providers (ISPs)

To create an Internet account using MSN Explorer, click Setup Internet access using MSN Explorer (U.S. only), and then click Finish. Follow the instructions in MSN Explorer.

To choose an ISP, click Select from a list of ISPs, click Next, and then click Refer me to more Internet service providers. In the Internet Connection Wizard, click Create a new Internet account, click Next, and then follow the instructions in the wizard.

Note

To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections

If your DSL or cable modem is always connected and your ISP does not require a user name and password, you do not need to run the New Connection Wizard. No additional configuration is required for your broadband connection.

Before you create an Internet connection, check with your Internet service provider (ISP) to verify the required connection settings. A connection to your ISP may require one or more of the following settings:

A specific IP address 

DNS addresses and domain names.

POP3 settings for incoming e-mail.

SMTP settings for outgoing e-mail.

Related Topics

Make a virtual private network (VPN) connection

Troubleshooting network and dial-up connections

Using PPP for Internet connections

Using Internet connections

Internet service providers



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