For Seniors: Set Up a Windows Internet Connection
Through the Internet, you can connect with family, pay bills, and research the topics that interest you. To set up an Internet connection in Windows, you may need some information from your Internet service provider, plus some hardware and/or software.
In many cases, if you have a disc from your ISP, you won’t need to follow these steps. Just pop that DVD into your DVD-ROM drive, and in no time, a window appears that gives you the steps to follow to get your Internet connection set up.
Choose Start→Control Panel→Network and Internet.
The Network and Internet window appears.
Click Network and Sharing Center.
The Network and Sharing Center window appears.
Click the Set Up a New Connection or Network link.
The Choose A Connection Option window appears.
Click Next to accept the default option of creating a new Internet connection.
If you are already connected to the Internet, a window appears; click Set Up A New Connection Anyway.
Click the typeof connection you want to set up.
For example, you might choose Broadband.
Enter your username, password, and connection name (if you want to assign one) and then click Connect.
Windows detects the connection automatically, and the Network and Sharing Center appears with your connection listed.