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#1 markoid

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 05:05 PM

My computer has taken to dialling up automatically as soon as the machine boots up (when desktop shows). No connection icon shows in the sys tray and if I then start OE and hit the connect button it says 'cannot connect phonebook entry. Connection is already being dialled. Error 756' Any help appreciated.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 05:41 PM

Hi markoid. To stop your modem from trying to dial out (autodial) any time your network connection (wireless or cat5 connected) is not active, do the following:

Control Panel
Internet Options
Connections tab
Select "Never dial a connection"

You can still use your modem whenever you want, it just will not try to automatically dial when your other connections are not working.

More info here: http://support.micro...om/?kbid=316530

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#3 markoid

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 05:53 PM

Thanks mate I'll do that. I was aware of that setting but have always had it set to autodial and redial if connection is dropped for massive (for dialup) overnight downloads. I don't know why it started to do this when it never used to. I'll change that setting... and thanks for the Microsoft link. Thanks for your time :)

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 05:57 PM

You're welcome. I hope it solves your problem. Re: Massive overnight downloads ... get DSL or Cable broadband and you won't have to do that :lol:

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:40 PM

Hehe... yeh I wish! I am in forest in the bottom of a valley in rural Australia = no broadband, no mobile phone access.... some TV :(

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 05:11 PM

Ah, I understand. Sounds like a fair trade of technology for location. What about a Satellite dish for TV? They also have internet access via satellite though I would imagine the upload/download delays would be significant, probably better than dialup though. Tallin, one of the other techs here at WTT is also from Australia though not in quite so remote a setting. Did you have any concerns with the fires there recently?

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 05:53 AM

Unfortunately foliage... esp when wet reeks havoc with satellite signals so it is very dodgy where I am. It's mostly rainforest where I am so fire is rarely a problem , not at all like the hellish firestorms down south. 45 degree C temperatures (120f), 60 mph changing winds and open gum forests that have been through 8 - 10 yrs of drought.... a recipe for disaster!!!! Tragic loss all round and many traumatised survivors :( On the 'bright side' the Australian public has donated 150 million $ to the survivors, quite touching.

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