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Local area connection last to startup in taskbar

by goblue63 / December 24, 2008 7:59 AM PST

I would like to know if theres a way to get the connection to start first.

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In a way, yes.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 24, 2008 8:27 PM PST

Just make sure you have nothing else loading at startup, eg firewall, anti-virus, anti-spyware, no volume control, no clock, no other utilities that you have installed and set to load at startup.

But I would have to say that having no firewall, anti-virus, anti-spyware will leave your system at risk from hackers and any viruses or other malware floating around the internet.

I'm not sure why you would want to do that. The extra 20-30 seconds or so that it takes the system to fully load itself up so that you are ready to go and fully protected is not such a major catastrophe is it?


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What you need to know is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2008 9:49 PM PST

The connection started sooner than this. For example this question comes up a lot about the firewall icon. What you need to know is the firewall and other services started long ago prior to log in. The user interface that you see in the bar areas is just the user interface and not the actual connection.

I can't rewrite this too many times but it's an interesting area of this OS.

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