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Internet Set Up Problem

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Anonymous
March 22, 2005 6:41:01 PM

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Hello,

Yesterday I installed SP2, and afterwards, my internet connection was gone.
(I use a local provider, called Family Online, were you have to set up the
connection yourself and so on.) So, I started to set up the connection again,
no problem, but when I get to the "Name your connection part" it won't accept
any name. The message I get says:

"'FamilyOnline' is not a valid name. The name must include at least one
character that is not a space and does not begin with a period."

But what I typed is isn't just a period and it doesn't have any spaces! I've
tried several names but I get the same message. Is this a Windows problem or
perhaps something with my ISP? (By the way, I cannot use my backup program or
Windows Restore...to make a semi-long story short, I just cannot.)

Any help would be appreciated.

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Anonymous
March 23, 2005 12:55:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I would b e ringing your local provider and getting their support over the
phone!

"Becca-Jo" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Yesterday I installed SP2, and afterwards, my internet connection was gone.
> (I use a local provider, called Family Online, were you have to set up the
> connection yourself and so on.) So, I started to set up the connection again,
> no problem, but when I get to the "Name your connection part" it won't accept
> any name. The message I get says:
>
> "'FamilyOnline' is not a valid name. The name must include at least one
> character that is not a space and does not begin with a period."
>
> But what I typed is isn't just a period and it doesn't have any spaces! I've
> tried several names but I get the same message. Is this a Windows problem or
> perhaps something with my ISP? (By the way, I cannot use my backup program or
> Windows Restore...to make a semi-long story short, I just cannot.)
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
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