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windows XP picks AOL as my 'default'? ISP?

by Shelene / February 24, 2004 11:38 AM PST

I have a new Gateway 510S with windows XP...for some reason it came with AOL set as the 'default'? connection for programs like Norton antivirus...I have a cable ISP.and I have no problem getting on the net....but how can I let my PC know that ALL my activity should be routed through my cable connection, NOT the AOL account ..I do have an acct with is the 'cheap' connection pkg...TCP/IP package.... thanks!

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Re:windows XP picks AOL as my 'default'? ISP?
by Merl Priester / February 24, 2004 2:58 PM PST

Control Panel - > Internet Options ->
Connections ->

click OK

That should stop it.

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Re:windows XP picks AOL as my 'default'? ISP?
by glb613 / February 24, 2004 7:09 PM PST

You can also delete the AOL connection. Got to the control panel or through IE (tools then internet options). Highlight the AOL connection then remove. I've had problems with programs tying to use that dialup connection despite having it checked to never dial. Once it was removed, the problem stopped. AOL will still connect through its dialup phone numbers if you want to use that program.

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Re:Re:windows XP picks AOL as my 'default'? ISP?
by Shelene / February 25, 2004 12:19 AM PST

Thanks to both of you guys(?) were VERY helpful! This is a great forum!!! Wink

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