Windows 7 - Network connection wizard

Asked By Steve on 10-May-07 09:27 PM
Trying to add a new dialup connection. Control Panel > Network
Connections > New Connection Wizard > Connect to internet > Set up
connection manually.  "Connect using dialup modem" is grayed out,
can't select it. The only available option is broadband connection
(which I currently have).  ???


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Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,
then names the streets after them.

...Bill Vaughn




Claymore replied on 10-May-07 08:36 PM
Hi,

Do you have a modem installed in your computer?
Ramesh, MS-MVP replied on 11-May-07 12:32 AM
Dial-up modem or PPPoE option in New Connection Wizard is unavailable:=20
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320558

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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP  [Windows Shell/User]
Windows=AE Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Trying to add a new dialup connection. Control Panel > Network
Connections > New Connection Wizard > Connect to internet > Set up
connection manually.  "Connect using dialup modem" is grayed out,
can't select it. The only available option is broadband connection
(which I currently have).  ???


--=20

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,=20
then names the streets after them.

...Bill Vaughn
Steve replied on 11-May-07 02:34 AM
Thanks! Before messing with the registry, I'd like to try Method 3,
but I'm not quite sure how to go about it.

Panel. If the My Location item has not been created, the wizard should
automatically appear on the computer. You may use the New Connection
Wizard template to enter the area code and other settings. When you
finish the wizard and restart the computer, the Connect using a
dial-up modem option is available."


Does this mean I should be able to enter all the modem settings in the
Phone and Modem Options dialog box? Don't see where it would go...

I entered the area code info and then rebooted, still no dialup
option.


--

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,
then names the streets after them.

...Bill Vaughn
Ramesh, MS-MVP replied on 11-May-07 11:18 AM
Steve,

The Microsoft KB article says "To resolve this issue, use the following =
methods in the order that they are presented."

Please try Method 1, and if that does not help, proceed to Method 2 as =
the article says.


You can backup the registry using ERUNT (freeware) and also create a =
Restore point, just in case.

[ERUNT] Registry Backup and Restore for Windows
http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

[ERUNT Download URLs]
http://www.aumha.org/downloads/erunt.zip
http://www.aumha.org/downloads/erunt-setup.exe

[Installing & Using ERUNT]
http://www.winxptutor.com/regback.htm
http://www.silentrunners.org/sr_eruntuse.html
http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/erunt.txt

--=20
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP  [Windows Shell/User]
Windows=AE Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com



Thanks! Before messing with the registry, I'd like to try Method 3,
but I'm not quite sure how to go about it.

Panel. If the My Location item has not been created, the wizard should
automatically appear on the computer. You may use the New Connection
Wizard template to enter the area code and other settings. When you
finish the wizard and restart the computer, the Connect using a
dial-up modem option is available."


Does this mean I should be able to enter all the modem settings in the
Phone and Modem Options dialog box? Don't see where it would go...

I entered the area code info and then rebooted, still no dialup
option.


--=20

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,=20
then names the streets after them.

...Bill Vaughn