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Chapter 17. Getting on the Internet > Setting Up an Existing Account Manually - Pg. 201

Getting on the Internet 201 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. · Connect using a dial-up modem--Choose this option if you use a regular modem to connect. · Connect using a broadband connection that requires a username and password--Choose this option if you use a cable modem or a DSL (high-speed) modem and you also have to enter a username and password. · Connect using a broadband connection that is always on--Choose this option if you use a cable modem or a DSL (high-speed) modem but you don't have to enter a username and password. If you choose this route, the wizard will end because it assumes your connection is already set up. If it's not, click Back, activate the Use the CD I got from an ISP option, and then follow that path, instead. The wizard asks for the name of your ISP. This is really just the name that XP will assign to your connection, so enter anything you darn well please and click Next. If you're configuring a dial-up connection, the wizard now asks you for the phone number of your ISP. Enter the phone number (including the country code and area code, if they're required) and click Next. The wizard may now wonder who you want to use this connection. If you want all who use your computer to be able to use the connection, activate Anyone's use; if you prefer to keep the connection to yourself, activate My use only, instead. Click Next. In the next wizard dialog box, enter your username and password. You need to enter the latter twice: in the Password text box and in the Confirm password text box (in both cases, the pass- word appears only as asterisks, for security). The wizard also foists the following options on you (click Next when you're done): · Use this account name and password when anyone connects to the Internet from this com- puter--You only see this check box if you activated the Anyone's use option in the previous dialog box. If the other users have different usernames and passwords with the ISP, deac-