Use this tab to specify the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) configuration that you want to be applied to clients that connect to a remote dial-up networking server by using this connection profile.

Setting Description

Server assigns addresses

Specifies that the client is configured dynamically by the server when it connects. If the addresses of the DNS and WINS servers on the remote network change, then you only need change them on the server providing them to the client. All clients receive updated information the next time they connect.

All clients use these addresses

Specifies that the client uses the IP addresses entered in the text boxes below this selection. You can specify any or all of the server addresses supported, including the primary and secondary DNS servers and the primary and secondary WINS servers. If you only need one server of a specific type, you must use the Primary text box to enter it.

If you use this option and then later change the addresses of the DNS and WINS servers, you must change this profile, recompile it, and then redistribute it to all of your clients.

Make this connection the client's default gateway

Specifies that when this profile connects, the client's default gateway IP address is changed to the IP address of the remote dial-up server. After this change, the client directs all non-local subnet traffic over the dial-up connection.

Use IP header compression

Specifies that IP header compression is used over the dial-up link to make better use of the network bandwidth.

For more information about configuring dial-up networking entries, see Incorporating Custom Dial-Up Entries ( on the Microsoft Web site.

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