As discussed in the Configuring Automatic or Manual Connections section of this chapter, dial-up, broadband, and VPN connections can be established manually or automatically. The manual method lets users choose when to connect. The automatic method connects when users start a program that requires network access, such as Internet Explorer.
Dial-up uses a telephone line to establish connections between two modems. To establish a dial-up connection, follow these steps:
Click Start and then click Connect To. In Connect To A Network, click the dialup connection you want to use and then click Connect.
Confirm that the user name is correct and enter the password for the account if it doesn’t already appear. ...