Dialup connections

Windows Dialup

 Dialup connections


To set up a profile for a remote site, do the following:

  1. To open the Phone and Modems Options window, click this button:


     Note: The first time you open the Phone and Modems Options window, a dialog box asking for the details of your location may open. To go to the next step, fill in the details of your location.

  2. Click New. The New Location window opens. Fill out the fields in the window as follows:


    Location name:

    Type the location from which you will be dialing, and then select the country or region from which you will be dialing and type the area code.


    Dialing rules:

    If you need to dial a number to get an outside line, for example, complete the fields in Dialing rules, according to your requirements.


    Dialing method or Dialing using:

    Some telephone systems support pulse dialing; others support tone dialing. To select the dialing method for a site, by marking either Tone or Pulse.


    Dialing with a calling card:

    To dial with a calling card, click the Calling Card tab, and fill out the fields as needed.


    Area code rules:

    In many offices and hotels, you must dial a specific number, called a prefix, to get access to an outside line. You can store combinations of prefix and area code in your computer. Just click the Area Code Rules tab, and fill out the fields as needed.



Connection preference


If you cannot communicate by using your modem, the data parameters--data bits, parity, or stop bits--specified in the profile may not be correct. Make sure that the parameters set on your computer are compatible with the network.


To change the parameters, do the following:


  1. In the Phone and Modem Options window, click the Modems tab.
  2. Click the modem you want; then click Properties. The Modem Properties window opens.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Change Default Preference. The Modem Default Preference window opens.
  5. Click the Advanced tab. Under Hardware Settings, you can set your connection preferences.