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Chapter 21. Doing the Internet Shuffle > Signing On with the Internet Connectio... - Pg. 197

Doing the Internet Shuffle 197 To connect to the Internet using a standard modem, a Windows component called Dial-Up Networking must be installed. If it is not available (in either My Computer or the Control Panel), see "Installing and Uninstalling Windows Components" in Chapter 6, "Windows Tips, Tricks, and Traps," to install Dial-Up Networking. You will find it listed in the Communications category. 3. 4. After the wizard starts, follow the onscreen instructions to set up your Internet account. The second screen (Setup Options) is the most important screen. If you already have an ISP, choose the option for using your existing ISP; otherwise, choose the option for locating a new ISP and setting up an account. If you need to find an ISP, the wizard asks for your area code and the first three digits of your phone number; it then downloads a list of ISPs available in your area, as shown in Figure 21.1. You need to register with the service and provide a credit card number. The wizard down- loads the required connection settings for you, so you won't have to enter them manually.