Dial-Up Modem on Windows® 7
What are the tips to set up dial-up connection on Windows 7?
Modem is a device used for transmitting data over telephone lines or cable lines from computers. ”˜Modem”™ stands for modulator and demodulator. The data on the computer is of digital format and the data on telephone lines are of analog format. So the modem only converts the digital signals from the system into analog signals and vice versa. The process of converting the signal format is known as modulation. Dial-up modems are the oldest form of modems. Dial-up modems are using the copper telephone lines as the medium for transmitting the data. It is the earliest form of networking and is a slow one. The maximum speed of such dial-up modems is about 56kbps. The method for setting up dial-up connection for each operating system may vary.
Following details give users more information about setting up dial-up connection on a Windows 7 operating system:
- Initial Steps
- Setting the Connection
- Finishing Process
To start the dial-up connection on the Windows 7 operating system, first click on the 'Start' button, i.e. the blue Windows logo on the bottom of the screen and then select the ”˜Control Panel”™. Double click on ”˜Network and Sharing Center”™. Then click on the ”˜Set up a connection or network”™ on the left side of the screen. From there click on ”˜Set up a dial-up connection”™ and click on ”˜next”™ button to continue the process.
Setting the Connection
Now in the newly opened window, type the Internet service provider”™s phone number on the ”˜Dial-up phone number”™ labeled text box. Type the phone number including the area code if it requests. Then enter the username and password. This information was given by the ISP at the time of account creation. Make a tick on the check box next to ”˜Remember this password”™. This is to avoid entering the password each time you log in.
To finish the process, give a name to the connection on the ”˜Connection Name”™ box. Make a check next to ”˜Allow other people to use this connection”™ to make the connection available for all the other users of the system. Now click on the ”˜Connect”™ button to connect to the Internet service provider and then save the connection. Now the setting up process is over and later we can use this connection by clicking the ”˜Connect To”™ option in the Windows logo on the bottom of screen.
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