I found a reference on MS site as follows "Operator-Assisted or Manual Dial" Error Message Article ID817195 Last Review April 29, 2003 Revision1.0 When you use a dial-up connection to connect to a network or to the Internet, you may receive the following message: Operator Assisted or Manual Dial Pick up the handset and dial (or ask the operator to dial). Press OK immediately after dialing, then replace the handset. Phone Number: xxx-xxx-xxxx CAUSE This behavior occurs because Operator-Assisted Dialing is turned on. RESOLUTION To resolve this behaviour, turn off Operator-Assisted Dialing. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. 2. Double-click Network Connections. On the Advanced menu, click Operator-Assisted Dialing to turn it off. 3. Note If operated-assisted dialing is turned on, a check mark appears next to the Operator-Assisted Dialing option on the Advanced menu.
This looked encouraging but step 2 in Windows XP shows the icons for various dial up ISPs. There is NO Advanced menu. Right clicking an icon eventually shows an Advanced tab but this does not reveal an Operator-Assisted Dialing option.
Could someone tell me the location of this ‘Operator assisted option’? Awestruck
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