Dial up connection problem (IE6)..need help

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  1. Alf S

    Alf S Cinematographer
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    For the time being we use dial up to connect to the net at home. However, in the last day or so I've had a strange problem arise.

    When I started the computer and clicked on IE (blue E) my modem connection window would pop up and automatically start dialing into my ISP...worked great before this week.

    Now when I click on the "E", nothing happens...the hourglass flashes on like it's trying to do something, but stops..no connection started. We then have to click on Outlook to get a connection (or I click on a shortcut to my ISP I put on my desktop)

    Any ideas why it suddenly decided not to make a connection??

    It's not an earth shattering problem, but a problem none the less since it worked flawlessly before.

    Thanks!
    Alfer
     
  2. David_N

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    Alf,

    My suggestion would be to open your Internet Properties (right click desktop icon and select properties) then select the "Connections Tab" at the top. Ensure that the "Dial whenever a network connection is not present" button is selected.

    Hope that helps.
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  3. Alf S

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    Thanks David...I'll give it a try when I get home.

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