Edit and Existing Windows 2000 Dial Up Networking Connection

To edit a connection, open the Network and Dial-up Connections box, and right-click the connection you wish to edit:

The Properties for the connection, with 5 tabs appears;

In addition to the tabs, the Configure button provides access to modem properties.

The Configure button brings the modem configuration window.

The defaults - shown here - are normally correct.

The Options Tab:

Controls re-dialing, password prompt, etc. The settings to the right are nominal for NFN use.

The Security Tab:

Use 'unsecured' password; the defaults set by Windows2K are normally correct for connections for NFN use.

The Networking tab:

This is where the protocol is selected -

for a dial-up connection to NFN, normally only the TCP/IP protocol is selected.

There is an additional Window accessible from here with the Settings button.

The settings button produces this window.

LCP extensions and software compression normally are desirable; however, the default of negotiate multi-link for single link connections may cause problems connecting to NFN servers and probably should be unchecked.

The Sharing tab:

If you are on a local network, other computers on the network can share your dial-up connection to the Internet if you enable it here (and set everything up properly on both computers).  Most NFN users will not be using this feature.

Above summarized and adapted for NFN use from:

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