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Dial-up Connection in Windows 7


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Do you want to know the tips to set-up and configure a dial-up connection in Windows 7 operating system?

Dial-up Internet connection is a form of Internet access that uses the facilities of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) to establish a dialed connection to an Internet Service Provider (ISP) via telephone lines. Your computer or router uses an attached modem to encode and decode Internet Protocol packets and control information into and from analogue audio frequency signals, respectively. By running the telephone line to a modem device in the personal computer and configuring the computer to dial a specific phone number, your computer may access the Internet. Dial-up Internet access may be offered through a number of Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Most ISPs lease a set of telephone numbers that dial into network pipelines that feed into the Internet.

The following are the tips to set-up and configure a dial-up connection in Windows 7 operating system and things to be kept in mind:

Configuring Dial-up connections

Using Dial-up connections

Things to be kept in mind

Configuring Dial-up connections

For configuring dial-up connection in Windows 7, open ‘Control Panel’, and click ‘Network and Internet Connections’. After that, click ‘create a connection to the network at your office’. In the Location Information dialog box, enter the appropriate information. Click ‘OK’ and start the New Connection wizard. In the New Connection Wizard, click ‘Dial-up connection’, and then click ‘Next’ and type a name for the network and type the phone number for the network to which you are connecting and specify whether you want a shortcut to the connection on your desktop.

Using Dial-up connections

To use dial-up connection, click ‘Connect To’, and the click the connection that you want to use. Type your Username and Password. If you want only the current user to have the access to saved username and password then select the ‘Me Only’ check box. If you want all users to have access to the username and password, select the ‘Anyone who uses this computer’ check box. After that, click ‘Dial’. Now, you may get connected to the Internet.

Things to be kept in mind 

Always ensure that the phone line are not wired near to high-end electronic systems such as computers and home theater systems, as they produce heavy electromagnetic field when they are active. And, make sure that your phone line does not run parallel to other wiring for long distances. If the wiring in the premises can be changed, then it may be definitely beneficial to your dial-up connection equipment in Windows 7 operating system.


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