How to Setup a Dial-Up Connection in Windows 7
Know about Dial-up connection, requirements for its set-up and how to set-up a dial-up connection in Windows 7.
You can access Internet using different Internet connections. One of the Internet connections available from ISPs is dial-up connection. Dial-up connection access the Internet through local server using 56k modem. You can establish your Internet connection by dialing a phone number provided by the ISP. In dial-up connection, a modem is used for encoding and decoding Internet protocol packets as well as converting from analogue audio frequency signals to digital signal and vice-versa. This type of Internet connection is established for limited time duration. You can initiate dial-up connection, manually or automatically, using modem or other devices. Windows 7 is an efficient Operating System introduced by Microsoft. It offers you high speed performance using its easy interface. You can set-up a dial-up connection in your Windows 7 system also.
Please read further to know the benefits and requirement for st-up of a Dial-up connection and also how to set-up Dial-up connection in Windows 7.
- Dial-up Set-up Requirements
- Windows 7 dial-up set-up
Dial-up connection is an economic and widely available network connection. You can access network through dial-up connection anywhere because it does not need any infrastructure other than a telephone network. As the telephone connection is now wide spread, you can easily connect your computer to Internet, using dial-up connection. Dial-up connection uses standard modem, so the hardware costs are minimal. You can use dial-up connection in rural and remote areas, where wireless connection is not possible.
Dial-up Set-up Requirements
For setting up a dial-up connection, you must have a modem and telephone network. The other requirements for dial-up connection setting include Pentium processor with 400 MHz speed or above and 256 MB of RAM. For setting dial-up connection, you will also need free Ethernet port and 150 MB free hard disk space. For accessing the Internet, you also need any of the browser software like Internet Explorer, Safari or Mozilla Firefox.
For setting dial-up connection in Windows 7 Operating System, you have to open 'Control panel' by clicking the start button that is located on the task bar. Then you have to click ‘create a connection to the network at your office’ option after clicking ‘Network and Internet Connections’ option. Then an information dialog box will appear; fill appropriate information in the dialog box. By clicking 'OK', New Connection wizard will start. Then click 'Next' by clicking ‘Dial-up connection’ in the new connection wizard, then click ‘Next’ once more. Then type a name for the network and phone number for the network which you are connecting. There is also option for creating shortcut of connection on your desktop.
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