Dial-up Networking is used to establish a connection to a remote dial-up service with an analog modem. This was commonly used before the days of cable and DSL services. To set up a new connection, Windows takes you through a series of prompts. Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 1. Start menu/Control Panel. 2. Click Network and Sharing Center. 3. Click Set up a new connection or network. 4. Click Set up a dial-up connection and follow prompts. Windows XP 1. Start menu/Control Panel. 2. Click Network Connections. 3. Click Create a New Connection and follow prompts.