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Firefox and other browsers connection problem

by Kiriakos / February 15, 2008 6:01 PM PST

Until recently when I was opening my Firefox my dialup connection window was coming up, I then was pressing "dial" and that was it. For a few days now this window doesn't come up and I have to bring it myself up separately, connect and then I open the Firefox. The same happens with my spam fighting Mailwasher and the IE7. How can I make this dial window appear again after opening my browser?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Have a look at Internet Options.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 15, 2008 7:16 PM PST

Goto your Control Panel in the Start Menu, then 'Network and Internet Connections', then 'Internet Options'.

Click the Connections tab and see what connection settings have been selected.

Personally I used to use the "Never dial a connection" when I had dial-up. It stopped rogue dialers that sometimes used to slip through my computer security defenses from dialing a connection to some premium telephone number when I wasn't looking, and costing me a lot of money.

Then I had a shortcut for the Dial-Up Network, (DUN), on my Desktop and I would use that to connect to my ISP before opening my browser. I felt more in control then.


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It works now
by Kiriakos / February 15, 2008 7:58 PM PST

Markflax thanks, problem solved. For some unknown reason the check mark from "always dial my default connection" was moved to "never dial a connection". I did not do it, who in the world moved that check mark.
Thanks again

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Glad you got it sorted.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 15, 2008 8:09 PM PST
In reply to: It works now

I would however say that the setting, "Never dial a connection", is the safest setting. It helps prevents rogue dialers from re-dialing to a premium rate number without your knowledge.


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(NT) OK Mark, I'll do(NT)
by Kiriakos / February 15, 2008 10:54 PM PST

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