Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

remote access wont work

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 9 posts
I am going from cable connection to phone connection,I got the cd from sbcyahoo
to set it up, but when I put the cd in, I get error reading,
remote access not found,
but it is in my computer, I went to comuputer managment, remote access and it is started, what else can I do ? please help
  • 0




    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 11,365 posts
I am not 100 percent certain what is going on there--the connection software provided by ISP is very ISP specific so it is tough to troubleshoot...that said, you do not need it

Windows XP has all you need built in to connect to most ISPs (AOL being the exception, since they use proprietary networking protocols)

First, get your local access number(s)


Now, with Windows XP (as seen in profile),

Start > Control Panel
(in classic view) open up Network Connections.

Click on create a new connection.

Choose next.

choose Connect to the Internet, next.

Choose Set up my connection manually, next.

Choose Connect using a Dial Up modem, next.

Type in a name for your connection, next. (let's say Yahoo dialup1)

Type in your access number, next.

Type in your username and password.

Take a check out of the second and third box, next.

Put a check in the box and finish.

On your desktop you should see your new connection.

Create multiple accounts for other LOCAL numbers if you wish, in case some are busy when you need them.

Generally speaking, a manually set up connection is preferred since many ISPs load additional software that you may not desire.
  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP