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Windows XP Professional: The Missing Manual by L.J. Zacker, Craig Zacker, David Pogue

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Connecting to the Internet

If you enjoy a full-time Internet connection like a cable modem or DSL, you’re constantly connected to the Internet. Skip to the next chapter.

If you have a dial-up modem, however, you should now have a connection icon in your Network Connections window.

Manual Connections

Double-click the connection’s icon in the Network Connections window (Figure 10-3). The Connect To dialog box appears, as shown at left in that figure. Just press Enter, or click Dial, to go online.

But that’s just the beginning. If you crave variety, here are a few other ways of opening the connection:

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