Re: Way too many steps!
In XP, I just created a shortcut on the Desktop, IIRC.
I just created a dummy dial-up connection in Vista, as I don't have a modem
When it was complete, it said to start it by clicking on Start - Connect To
and click on your connection. This seems a bit quicker than the way you
However, I think you should be able to open Control Panel - Network &
Sharing Center - Manage network connections
and drag your dial-up connection to the Desktop to create a shortcut.
I can get the shortcut, but can't test it.
"turbonium2" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> BTW, I'm using Vista Business if that makes any difference. I don't
> there being this many steps in XP. Thanks again.
> "turbonium2" wrote:
>> Maybe I'm just being anal but, in order to connect to the Internet via
>> dial-up, I must:
>> 1. Right click the network icon in the task bar
>> 2. Select "Connect to network."
>> 3. When the "Connect to network" window pops up, I then must select
>> Dial-up Connection."
>> 4. Then, the actual dial-up window pops up an I must select "Dial"
>> 5. After the connection is made, I have to close the Connect to network
>> Is there a way to shorten this process to maybe one or two clicks and
>> less windows popping up? Thanks.