Question

I'm wondering how to create a shortcut for my Dial Up Internet Connection on the Desktop. I can do it with almost everything else on my computer but can't get anything for my Dial up internet connection. I cant seem to find anything with this connection on it to right click on to make the shortcut.....

Answer

To create a desktop shortcut for your internet connection, open the Network Connections folder. To do so, click Start, type ncpa.cpl and press ENTER.

Right-click on the dialup connection, and choose Create Shortcut. Click Yes when you see the following message:

Windows cannot create a shortcut here.
Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?

Alternately you can drag the icon to the desktop, in order to create a shortcut for that network connection on the desktop.

Note that the Connect To icon in the Start Menu does not cascade (unlike Windows XP), but simply opens the dialog containing the list of network connections.