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Once you have subscribed to a broadband internet service provider, the next thing you have to do is set up the internet connection on your computer. You just have to follow the provider’s instructions in installing the network equipment that came from them. After which, you will need to set up your computer with the broadband internet connection.
If you are using Windows XP, the steps are relatively easy as there is already a wizard that you just have to follow. The detailed instructions in setting up Windows XP for your broadband internet connection are as follows:
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- Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network Connections. This path is true if Control Panel is in the Category View. If Control Panel is currently in the Classic View, just find Network Connections then click on it.
- In the Network Connections window, there are several category options on the left panel. Click Create a new connectionunder Network Tasks.
- The New Connection Wizard window will come up. Click Next. Under Network Connection Type, choose Connect to the Internet then click Next.
- Select Set up my connection manually. Click Next.
Under Internet Connection, there are two options for broadband.
- If you are using DSL connection, choose the second option (Connect using a broadband connection that requires a user name and password). Click Next
- If you are using Cable modem connection, choose the third option (Connect using a broadband connection that is always on). Click Next. Click Finish.
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Once the wizard is finished, you are now ready to use the Internet. If you set up using DSL connection, you just need to click on the new icon added on your desktop then login. For Cable modem connection, you should be ready to browse websites now without the need to login.