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Chapter 26. Establishing a Dial-Up Inter... > Using Locations to Control Dial-Up C...

Using Locations to Control Dial-Up Connections

Each time you use a Dial-Up Networking connection icon, you have the option of specifying which location you want to dial from. Settings for each location include the area (or city) code for that location, calling card information, prefixes required to reach an outside line or to dial long distance, and much more. Locations are especially useful for owners of portable PCs: By simply selecting a location entry from a list, you can tell Windows to dial the access number for your ISP's server when you're at home but to use a dialing prefix, area code, and calling card number when you're on a business trip in another city.

Even if you always dial in from your home or office, you can still take advantage of multiple locations—especially if your Dial-Up Networking calls sometimes incur long-distance or toll charges or if your telephone company requires special dialing procedures for nearby area codes.


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