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DSL --can you turn "always on" off??

by dzdon / January 30, 2007 12:05 AM PST

I had to restore my hard drive and redo my DSL set up. I was able to "diconnect" my computer from always being connected.
I cannot seem to find where I set that feature up. My connection icon keeps record of time online and it keeps running, even when I shut the computer down.
I like to be able to connect only when I am using the computer for online things.

Anyone have suggestions?

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Here's a couple of simple things to do...
by jgvillan / January 30, 2007 5:07 AM PST

1. Turn off your DSL modem.
2. Disable your network card.
3. Unplug your computer's network cord.

I'm sure that there are software out there that would automatically disable or disconnect the DSL from your computer, but I dont know them by name.

Hope that this helps a little.

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by habibdeen / February 1, 2007 3:50 AM PST

Click internet icon in right hand bottom tray. You will see internet
ISP details. in general Click properties and then options. you can select Idle time befor hanging option and selction time so that connection will release when it is not in use.
Happy interneting !!!

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Thanks! I'll try that!
by dzdon / February 1, 2007 4:36 AM PST
In reply to: Yes

That seems like an easy solution to the many other things going on with my computer these days...

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