Setup Dialup Internet Connection in Windows XP

Getting to the New Connection Wizard
  • Click on Start and then click on Control Panel on the right side of the menu.
  • Click on Network Connections (or Network and Internet Connections on some systems).
  • Click on Create a New Connection (or Setup or change your Internet connection on some systems).
  • In the Internet Properties window that appears, click on the Setup... button if it appears.

New Connection Wizard

  • Click on Next in the welcome screen.

Network Connection Type

  • Leave the selection on Connect to the Internet
  • Click on Next.

Getting Ready

  • Select Set up my connection manually
  • Click on Next.

Internet Connection

  • Leave the selection on Connect using a dial-up modem.
  • Click Next.

Connection Name

  • ISP Name: Type in Nationwide for the ISP Name.
  • Click Next.

Phone Number to Dial

  • Phone Number: Enter the local dial-up phone number for where you live. For southeast Florida our numbers are:
      Dade 305-356-2920
      Broward 954-343-6920
      Boca Raton 561-953-6920
      Homestead 786-217-1042
      West Palm 561-909-2920
  • Make sure to include the area code (but not a "1') for full 10-digit dialing, even though it's a local, toll free call!  In Windows, this is usally easiest to do by putting the full 10-digit phone # in the phone number field and leaving the area code blank.

Internet Account Information

  • Username: Type your Nationwide username in small letters. Do not type in the part.
  • Password: Type in your password.
  • Confirm password: Type in your password again.
  • Click Next.

Completing the New Connection Wizard

  • Click Finish.
You may see the Internet Properties window at this time. If you do, select Dial whenever a network connection is not present and then click OK. If the Desktop has appeared follow the directions below.
  • Click on Start.
  • Right click Internet Explorer at the top of the Start menu and then select Internet Properties.
  • Click on the Connections tab.
  • Select Dial whenever a network connection is not present.
  • Click OK.
You have now set up Windows XP to connect to Nationwide. If you would like to set up to send and receive email click here to go to the email setup instructions.