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Can't change to "never dial a connection"

by mej / March 18, 2005 3:35 AM PST

I'm running 98SE, IE6,MSN9 dialup at 56K. I have tried repeatedly to change my internet options to never dial a connection, it won't stick - keeps going back to "dial whenever a network connection is not present". I also tried "always dial my default connection (which is MSN). I also have checks in LAN settings (HTTP is Port 9022(which I believe is MSN address)I've also tried deleting this HTTP proxy but it keeps coming back. I guess my question is, what should me settings be? how do I get them there? Thanks

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Just for grins. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 18, 2005 8:57 AM PST

If you're on dial-up, why are you trying to stop the dial-up? "Never dial. . ." is used if you are on broadband and do not want the modem to dial. You should use "Always dial. . ." with a modem.

Did I miss something? What exactly are you trying to do and for what purpose?

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I used to do the same
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 19, 2005 5:45 AM PST
In reply to: Just for grins. . .

I never had my browser dial my connection.

I always used the 2 step approach. Dial up from a DUN shortcut I placed on my desktop, then open my browser. That way I had some measure of control in case i ever got rogue dialers.


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Just an off the wall thought
by Steven Haninger / March 18, 2005 10:05 AM PST

As questioned by another reply, it seems odd that you'd want to disable autodialing unless you want the two step process for one reason or another. Are you, perhaps, having a problem with your system dialing out for no good reason? There are plenty of causes for this and some are not malicious but some could be. If you have an auto update such as AV set, this can happen or an E-mail program set to automatically check for new messages at interval, that will do the same. But, you might have spyware or trojan on your system that makes sure it has access to your phone system. Have you checked for these?

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Dialing situations out of the ordinary may be explained in
by Cursorcowboy / March 19, 2005 9:33 PM PST

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