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Dial up

by wanness / January 21, 2006 7:08 AM PST

I am setting up my sister's computer. she is running Win Me, 128 RAM, 30GHD, 56k modem. When I started this project, she had IE 5, or maybe 5.5. after cleaning everything up, I am now trying to set up IE 6 to, (when double clicked) to automatically dial out, connect and open up IE. I have talked to tech support for her ISP and they tell me that they way I have it configured that it has to work, but it doesn't. as it stands right now, as soon as I double click, IE opens, no dial up window shows and then I get the dns error. While it is there, I can go to dial up networking and connect from there. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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You have failed
by PudgyOne / January 21, 2006 5:16 PM PST
In reply to: Dial up

You have failed to tell her what her ISP is. In order to find out how they connect that information is vital. I use CompuServe dialup and don't use Internet Explorer to connect. I can use Internet Explorer to surf the web but prefer to use Mozilla Firefox.

Provide more information about her ISP and I'm sure someone here can help her.

Hope this helps.


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Its in the IE menu -> tools, internet options,....
by Melati Hitam / January 21, 2006 6:04 PM PST
In reply to: Dial up

Connections, dial whenever network connection is not present...

But I would prefer to dial it manually... this way, I'm sure that I make the connection not a virus.. (some virus, will dial automatically, whenever you turn on your pc).

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Agree with Melati...
by glenn30 / January 22, 2006 4:13 AM PST

I had found on occasion and in my absence the modem had connected. Since checking the selection "Never dial a connection" and placing an icon on the desktop to manually dial there has been no further surprise connections. You very soon adjust to making a manual request for online connection.

To me this is a good safety measure and prevents anauthorized dialers from making toll calls.


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by wanness / January 24, 2006 7:37 AM PST
In reply to: Agree with Melati...

To all, thanks for all of your input. I have decided to do as you suggest and just put an icon on the desktop. Thanks again. Bill

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