steps to connect Dell D505 to dial up

July 10, 2011 at 17:14:31
Specs: N/A
just received a Dell Laptop D505 and I want to connect it to my existing dial up MSN account. How do I do that? Windows XP is on the laptop

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July 10, 2011 at 17:56:10
If you're running XP, why did you put N/A for the OS?

You'll find what you need here:

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July 10, 2011 at 17:56:29
Check to see if it has a built-in there place to plug in a phone line?

If so...just connect the phone line and contact a dail-up ISP that has a local dailup number in your area (start with the local phone company).

If not....get a USB dailup modem (Radio Shack will often have them...or order from someplace like contact a local dialup isp.

Once you contact a local isp that provides dailup (most phone companies do)...they will take you the rest of the way.

***Please note though...dialup can be surprisingly expensive. Often, if you already have local wired telephone can get entry level DSL for just a few dollars more (in a bundled package)....IF it is provided in your geographic area. I'd check / compare the prices and availability of that first before going with dialup (if you have not checked this already).


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July 10, 2011 at 18:00:32
Usually you have to install the client software and it will configure itself. It should prompt you for username and password.

I'm not sure if it's an option for you, but for the combined price of a telephone (~$20-$30) and dial-up (~$10-$20) line you could probably get high-speed. While in the last 10 years I *have* used dial-up on a laptop while traveling, I find it unbearable. Dial up is so 1990s. Even my Windows 95 laptop has a MA401 wifi card!

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