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Chapter 31. Using Windows XP's Networkin... > Road Scholar: Using Dial-Up Network ... - Pg. 380

Using Windows XP's Networking Features 1. 380 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. In the My Network Places window, click View network connections, and then click Create a new connection. (You can also select Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, New Connection Wizard.) Click Next to sidestep the initial dialog box. The wizard displays a list of connection types. Activate the Set up an advanced connection option and click Next. Activate Accept incoming connections and click Next. The wizard sets out a list of connection devices for your selecting pleasure. Activate the check box beside your modem, deactivate any other check boxes, and then click Next. Now the wizard muses about "virtual private connections." Say, "Yeah, I wish!" and be sure that the Do not allow virtual private connections option is activated. Click Next at your earliest convenience. The wizard waves a list of users in your face. Activate the check box beside the name of each user to whom you're willing to grant dial-up access to the computer. (Note, too, that you can click Add to set up more users from here.) Feel free to click Next when that's done. The wizard's seemingly inexhaustible supply of check box lists continues with a list of networking components. You don't have to worry about any of this, so click Next to keep things moving. Mission accomplished! In the last dialog box, click Finish. The wizard returns you to the Network Connections window and displays a new icon (usually called Incoming Connections). That's all you need to do for this machine. Windows XP will now monitor the modem to listen for incoming calls, and will automatically answer any that come in. Creating a Dial-Up Connection to Your Network