Using the New Connection Wizard
The New Connection Wizard can help you to configure remote connections in Windows XP Professional. It is accessed through Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network Connections. In the Network Connections dialog box, under Network Tasks, click Create a New Connection and the New Connection Wizard will start. On the Welcome screen, click the Next button and you will see the Network Connection Type dialog box:
The options that can be configured here include:
The commonest option for remote access to the Internet is through an Internet Service Provider (ISP). There are a variety ISPs to choose from and they usually supply software to help you connect to their service. Even if you do not have software from your ISP, you can set up an Internet connection the first time you access Internet Explorer or through New Connection Wizard. Common ways of accessing the Internet include analog modem and phone line, ISDN adapter and ISDN phone line, cable modem, and Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Link (ADSL).
On the next page you will create a dial-up Internet connection for a new Internet account.