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Make an Internet connection

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To make an Internet connection

  1. Open Network Connections.

  2. Double-click New Connection Wizard, and then click Next.

  3. Click Connect to the Internet, and then click Next.

  4. Click Connect using a dial-up modem, and click Next.

  5. If prompted, select the check box for the modem you want to use for this connection, and click Next.

  6. Type the name of your ISP in ISP Name, and click Next.

  7. Type the phone number of your ISP, including the area code, in Phone number, and click Next.

  8. Make the connection available to any user or only to yourself by selecting Anyone’s use or My use only.

  9. In User name, type the account name your ISP assigned to you. In Password and Confirm password, type the password for your account name, and click Next.

  10. If you want to create a shortcut for this connection on your desktop, select the Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop check box.

  11. Click Finish.


  • To make a connection available to any user, you must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group.

  • To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.

  • To enable automatic dialing for all users, create a connection, save your user name and password for all users, and then enable Internet Connection Sharing for the new connection.

  • Internet Connection Sharing and Network Bridge are not included in Windows Server 2003, Web Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition; and the Itanium-based versions of the original release of the Windows Server 2003 operating systems.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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