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Adjusting Dial-Up Connection Properties

As configured by the wizard, your dial-up connection is properly set up for most Internet service providers. It’s unlikely that you would need to change any of these settings, but just in case, and because I know you’re curious, I will walk you through the various settings and properties that are part of a dial-up connection. I’ll explain dial-up connection properties in detail in Chapter 18, “Windows Unplugged: Remote and Portable Networking.”

You can view a connection’s properties by selecting Start, Control Panel, Network and Internet Connections, Network Connections. This will display all dial-up connections you’ve configured (see Figure 8.7). Right-click the icon for your dial-up connection and select Properties. You’ll see five tabs as shown in Figure 8.8, which I will run through in the order in which they appear. Only a few settings ever need to be changed for an ISP connection. Here is a list of the ones that you might want to check if you encounter problems dialing in to your ISP:


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