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WindowsXP has a built in PPPoE Connection Client. This eliminates the needs to load a third party client (Enternet300, RAS, etc) on to your computer. Use the following steps to configure a PPPoE connection using the native Windows XP client:

    • Go to Start >Control Panel >Network and Internet Connections.
    • Select Network Connections under the Pick a Control Panel icon.
    • Click Create a new connection under Network tasks.
    • Enter your area code in the location information (if asked), and click OK twice.
    • Click Next when the "Welcome to the new connection wizard" window displays.
    • Select Connect to the Internet and click Next.
    • Select Set up my connection manually and click Next.
    • Select Connect using a broadband connection that requires a user name
    and password
    and click Next.
    • Type "FastAccess DSL for the ISP name, and click Next.
    • Enter your BellSouth username followed by "@bellsouth.net" and password. Confirm your password, and click Next.
    • Click Add shortcut to this connection to my desktop and the FastAccess DSL icon will be added to your desktop. Click Finish.
    • Click the FastAccess DSL icon to begin surfing.

Andy Houtz

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last modified: 2004-03-31 14:40:59