generally, to do what you're wanting, what you would do is open up the control panel, then click on "network connections", then select "new connection", then select "connect to the internet" if you're using a dialup to the internet...... but if you're connecting to say, a pc at your office, then you'd select "connect to the network at my workplace"... either way, you just continue setting up that way, setting up a dialup connection. it will ask you for your login information there, & when you're all done, all you'll have to do is click on that icon, & it will dial, and upon connecting, it will enter your login name & password for you.