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#1 snowgoose

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:59 PM

The dial-up connection window keeps popping-up when working offline, and also when connected to a LAN. When it does this, it stops LAN connection. I thought at first this may be malware problem. Checked that out in the malware forum [see thread at: <http://forums.whatth...ew=getnewpost>], and doesn't appear to be malware-related problem. Any ideas why this is happening? Thank you.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 07:04 PM

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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Posted 02 May 2009 - 07:00 AM

Ztruker, Thank you very much. I'll follow those steps. One more question, if I may. The last several months, when I'm online, the connection cuts out after about 20 minutes. Then I need to reconnect. Previously, I used to be able to work for hours without interruption. Any ideas why that's happenning? Thanks again.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:53 PM

Losing your internet connection seems to be a very common problem that has many causes. Look here to get an idea: http://www.google.co...amp;btnG=Search

It can be caused by your ISP, program(s) running on your computer, hardware, corrupted/down level device drivers, misconfigured network settings, etc.

If you want to pursue this, please post a new topic in the Networking forum and I or one of the other folks here will help you with it.

Edited by Ztruker, 03 May 2009 - 03:30 PM.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 03:23 PM

I used to suffer the same with a previous ISP, though I have not for a few years with my current ISP. What I did when the problem was occurring was to set my email client to "check for mail" every 10 minutes. This effectively sent a "stay alive" signal to the ISP and prevented disconnection from inactivity. Best Regards
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:49 PM

Doug, Thank you for that suggestion. Pardon my ignorance, where is "internet client"? Thanks, again.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 09:24 PM

In my example, I used Outlook. ("email client") but most any resident email client will do. Oultoolk_Send__Receive_Schedule.jpg
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 05:51 AM

Doug, Thanks very much. That's most helpful.

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