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•(Make sure you are viewing the Classic View. If instead you are in Category View, select Switch to Classic View from the upper-left of the window.) Double click on Network Connections
•Under the Network Tasks click on Create a new connection
•The New Connection Wizard opens; click Next
•Click on Connect to the Internet and click Next
•Click on Setup my connection manually and click Next
•Click on Connect using a broadband connection that requires a user name and apssword and click Next
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•Type a name for the connection (SBC Yahoo, for example) and click Next
•Type in your full SBC e-mail address (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org) in User Name box; account password you picked during setup in the next two boxes; make sure the first two check boxes (Use for anyone and Make default) are checked; click Next
•If you want a shortcut on your desktop, check that box; click Finish
•In the Network Connections window, select the connection you just created. Then click Change settings of this connection from Network Tasks.
•On the Networking tab, select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
Note: The box beside File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks should be unchecked.
•On the Internet Protocal (TCP/IP) Properties screen, make sure the radio buttons for Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are both selected. Click OK and OK again.