How to Install a Dial-Up Connection in Windows Vista

This guide shows you how to configure your dial-up settings manually on Windows Vista.

Please note, this guide only covers configuring the dialup connection itself. It does not provide information on installation and setup of your modem hardware. For assistance with this please contact either your modem or PC manufacturer.

  1. On the Windows Start menu choose 'Connect To'.
    Start Menu - Windows Vista
  2. A window labelled 'Connect to a network' will open. Click on 'Set up a connection or network' (at the bottom left of the screen).
    Connect to a network - Windows Vista
  3. Choose 'Set up a dial-up connection' then click next.
    Choose a connection option - Windows Vista
  4. A dialogue box will open in which you should enter the Dialup247 ISP details (as shown below) then click 'Connect'.
    Set up a dial-up connection - Windows Vista
  5. A new dialogue box will appear and your PC will connect to the internet.
    Connecting... - Windows Vista
  6. Once your PC connects, you will be told 'You are connected to the Internet'. Click 'Browse the Internet now' and your internet browser will open.
    You are connected to the Internet - Windows Vista
  7. The 'Set Network Location' dialogue box will appear (shown below). Click 'Home'.
    Set Network Location - Windows Vista

Your connection should now be ready for use.