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Chapter 9. Hooking Up to the Internet > Manually Plugging in Internet Settings

9.4. Manually Plugging in Internet Settings

Although the New Connection Wizard does an admirable job of trying to simplify the hairy process of accessing the Internet, it's not always appropriate. Here are a few cases when you may want to arrange your settings manually:

  • You already have an Internet account.

  • You have a cable modem or DSL connection.

  • The New Connection Wizard didn't find any ISPs with local phone numbers for you, but you've heard about a local service—offered by your local PC user group, for example—that sounds just right.

  • Your PC is connected to a network through which your company provides Internet service.


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