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Lost my ability to select DialUp Networking


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I am running XP SP2 on an HP Pavillion dv4000. I attempted to set up the use of my cellphone to get on the internet. The PC Sync program tells me I must install dialup networking. When I go to the new connection wizard and get to the page that asks how I want to connect to the internet, the only allowable selection is via "broadband connection that is always on."

I checked that the modem is responding and I did have dial up working at one time. I can't find any reason for the problem.
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Dial-up Networking is installed by default in XP. It's not a separate entity in XP as it is under Windows 95, 98 and ME. Therefore you can't not have dial-up networking in XP.

If the Connection Wizard is only offering you a solution for a broadband connection it usually implies there's an issue with your modem, as the option is generally not present if there is no modem available.
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Dial-up Networking is installed by default in XP. It's not a separate entity in XP as it is under Windows 95, 98 and ME. Therefore you can't not have dial-up networking in XP.

If the Connection Wizard is only offering you a solution for a broadband connection it usually implies there's an issue with your modem, as the option is generally not present if there is no modem available.


I suspect that XP has in someway been corrupted. Both the internal modem and the cellphone modem show up in the device manager. Device manager says they are both working properly, and when I query them they respond.

Do I need to repair XP, and if so, how do I do it?
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http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html should help you :)
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http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html should help you :)


Thanks Neil, I am up and repaired and my dial-up is back in service :)
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