How to Install a Dial-Up Connection in Windows XP

On most Microsoft Windows operating systems you should be able to use the automatic dial-up installation tool above, however this guide shows you how to configure your settings manually on Windows XP.

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 'Control Panel'.
  2. Double-click on 'Network Connections'.
  3. Choose 'Create a new connection'.
  4. A dialogue box will open welcoming you to the New Connection Wizard, click 'Next'.
    Welcome to the New Connection Wizard - Windows XP
  5. For 'Network Connection Type', choose 'Connect to the Internet' and click 'Next'.
  6. Select 'Set up my connection manually', and click 'Next'.
  7. Choose 'Connect using a dial-up modem'. Click 'Next'.
  8. You may be asked to choose which modem to use for this connection. Make your selection and click 'Next'.
  9. In the 'ISP Name' box type a name to identify this connection, for example 'Dialup247'. Click 'Next'.
  10. Type 0845 6043041 for the 'Phone number'. Click 'Next'.
    New Connection Wizard - Phone Number to Dial - Windows XP
  11. You will be asked which users will use this new connection. If you are unsure choose 'Anyone's use' and click 'Next'.
  12. Type 'dialup' into the 'User name' box and '247' in the 'Password' box and again to confirm. If this is your main connection, keep both tick boxes checked and click 'Next'.
    New Connection Wizard - Internet Account Information - Windows XP
  13. Your connection has been successfully created. Click 'finish'.

Your connection should now be ready for use.