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<h1>SDF Dial-up via <i>Network Connections Wizard</i> on Windows XP</h1>
<p>Although many modems, especially internal WinModems, come with configuration
software, using the native <i>Network Connections Setup Wizard</i> to configure a
dial-up network connection is fairly straightforward and consistent irregardless
of the modem hardware. This tutorial illustrates the steps needed for an SDF Dial-up
<p>Verify that the modem is installed correctly and that any
required modem driver(s) are also installed. If needed, click
on <i>Settings>Control Panel>System</i> , then select <i>Hardware>Device
Manager</i> and locate <i>Modems>your_modem</i>. Click <i>Action>Properties</i>; your
modem's multi-tab Properties window will appear. If all is well the
Device Status (under the General tab) box will read "This device is
working properly". If it is not, consult your modem documentation
to understand why. You may need to tweak your modem's settings using
other tabs on the Modem Properties window.
<h2>Basic Setup:</h2>
<p>Click <i>Start>Settings>Control Panel>Network Connections>New Connection Wizard</i>.
The "Welcome to the New Connection Wizard" window will appear. Click <i>Next</i>. The
following illustrates the SDF Dial-up connection creation process for fictional
SDF user <i>mr_retro</i> using a built-in Lucent WinModem on a computer running
Windows XP:
<p><img src="tutorials/images/dialup_winxp01.png"> <img src="tutorials/images/dialup_winxp02.png">
<p><img src="tutorials/images/dialup_winxp03.png"> <img src="tutorials/images/dialup_winxp04.png">
<p><img src="tutorials/images/dialup_winxp05.png"> <img src="tutorials/images/dialup_winxp06.png">
<p><img src="tutorials/images/dialup_winxp07.png"> <img src="tutorials/images/dialup_winxp08.png">
<p>Click on the newly created Desktop "SDF dialup" shortcut ; the following dialog box appears.
If you made any mistakes during the account creation you can make some changes by clicking
on <i>Properties</i>.
<p><img src="tutorials/images/dialup_winxp09.png"> <img src="tutorials/images/dialup_winxp10.png">
<p>If all is correct click "Dial" to initiate the connection.
<p>Once connected, you can view the connection status and details by clicking on the Network
Connection icon in the system tray (just to the left of the clock, lower right-hand corner):
<p><img src="tutorials/images/dialup_winxp11.png"> <img src="tutorials/images/dialup_winxp12.png">
<p>To shutdown the dial-up connection click "Disconnect" or simply power down the computer.
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