If you enjoy a full-time Internet connection like a cable modem, DSL, or some wireless variation thereof, you’re constantly online. Skip to the next chapter.
If you have a dial-up modem, however, you should now have a connection icon in your Network Connections window.
Double-click the connection’s icon in the Network Connections window (Figure 9-3). The Connect To dialog box appears, as shown at left in that figure. Just press Enter, or click Dial, to go online.
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