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Chapter 22. Connecting to the Internet > Changing Dial-Up Options

Changing Dial-Up Options

Under normal conditions, you will not need to make frequent configuration changes in a dial-up networking connection after you establish it. However, if you change locations, need to switch ISPs because of connection problems, or want to use multiple modems with a single connection, you might need to make the changes discussed in this section.

Changing Dialing Locations

Each time youuse a Dial-Up Networking connection icon, you have the option of specifying from which location you want to dial. 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.


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