Here's what you need to do. Open up a window of Internet Explorer.
Click the Tools menu, then click Internet Options. Click the
connections tab, select the connection that you're using and change it
to Always Dial My Default Connection.
The first few pictures under the "How to edit advanced settings"
section of http://www.southcom.com.au/helpdesk/winxp.html show how to
That should fix your problem, but if there's no connection in the list
and you connect through a program that your ISP gives you here's what
you can do.
First, click Start, Settings, Network Connections, and then click New
On the first screen just click Next.
On the second click Connect to the Internet, and then hit next.
Click Set up my connection manually, then next.
Connect using a broadband connection that requires a name and
Type the name of your ISP and click next
On the next screen fill in your ISP username and password and click
Finally, hit finish to create the connection.
Try connecting now, if it doesn't work try repeating the step at the
top with the new connection.
Hope that helps! If not, please feel free to ask for clarification.
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