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Create a Dial-Up Networking connection on Windows 7
Create a Dial-Up Networking connection on Windows 7
  • Article ID: 36196
  • Last modified date: March 5, 2012 11:03
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Use this article as a guide to creating a Dial-Up Network connection in Windows 7.

Create a Dial-Up Networking connection on Windows 7

Click Start then Computer Panel.



Click Network and Internet then Network and Sharing Center.

NOTE: If viewing by icons, click Network and Sharing Center.


Click on the Set up a new connection or network option.



Click on Connect to the Internet.



Click Dial-up.


  • Enter the EarthLink Dial-up (POP) phone number you were given by EarthLink to dial for your Dial-up connection in the Dial-up phone number field.
  • In the User name field, type in your full EarthLink email address. (e.g.
  • In the Password field, type in your password.
  • Check the Remember this password option if you want the password automatically saved when you connect.  If you do not check this option, you will have to manually enter your password every time you connect to EarthLink.
  • For Connection name, name your connection EarthLink Dial Connection or something similar you will recognize as your EarthLink Dial-up connection.
  • Click the Connect option to dial your new dial-up connection.  This will also save this connection for future use.

NOTE:  Check the Allow other people to use this connection option if you have more than one user account on your computer and you want that person to be able to use this dial-up connection also.  There is no harm in leaving this option unchecked.



Your computer will now attempt to connect to the EarthLink network over a dial-up connection.  You will need to have a dial-up modem installed in the computer with an available phone line plugged into the modem port on the computer to connect to EarthLink.



Once connected, you will see a The connection to the Internet is ready to use window.  Click Close.  You have now successfully connected to EarthLink using a dial-up connection.


To Disconnect from EarthLink

If you are already connected, you will see a Disconnect button when you click on the connection name.  Just click the Disconnect button to disconnect your connection.


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