Setup Dialup Internet Connection in Windows XP

Getting to the New Connection Wizard
  • Click on Start and then click on Control Panel on the right side of the menu.
  • Click on Network Connections (or Network and Internet Connections on some systems).
  • Click on Create a New Connection (or Setup or change your Internet connection on some systems).
  • In the Internet Properties window that appears, click on the Setup... button if it appears.

New Connection Wizard

  • Click on Next in the welcome screen.

Network Connection Type

  • Leave the selection on Connect to the Internet
  • Click on Next.

Getting Ready

  • Select Set up my connection manually
  • Click on Next.

Internet Connection

  • Leave the selection on Connect using a dial-up modem.
  • Click Next.

Connection Name

  • ISP Name: Type in Sum.Net for the ISP Name.
  • Click Next.

Phone Number to Dial

  • Phone Number: Enter the local dial-up phone number for where you live. For Sumter County, enter 793-6200 and leave the area code blank.

Internet Account Information

  • Username: Type your Sum.Net username in small letters. Do not type in the part.
  • Password: Type in your password.
  • Confirm password: Type in your password again.
  • Click Next.

Completing the New Connection Wizard

  • Click Finish.
You may see the Internet Properties window at this time. If you do, select Dial whenever a network connection is not present and then click OK. If the Desktop has appeared follow the directions below.
  • Click on Start.
  • Right click Internet Explorer at the top of the Start menu and then select Internet Properties.
  • Click on the Connections tab.
  • Select Dial whenever a network connection is not present.
  • Click OK.
You have now set up Windows XP to connect to Sum.Net. If you would like to set up to send and receive email click here to go to the email setup instructions.