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Chapter 9. Hooking Up to the Internet > Advanced Modem Settings

9.6. Advanced Modem Settings

Because so many people consider the Internet such an important PC feature, Windows XP lets you fine-tune its dialing, modem, and Internet settings to within an inch of their lives. You should consider the rest of this chapter optional—or poweruser— reading.

To adjust the settings for your modem's dialing patterns, choose Start→Control Panel. In Classic view (Section 8.1), double-click Phone and Modem Options. (See Chapter 8 for more on the Control Panel window.) The resulting dialog box (Figure 9-8, left) consists of three major tabs, each serving important functions.


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