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XP and the annoying network connection pop ups.

Discussion in 'Software' started by Boycie, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    I have many connections listed within Network connections and for some reason, now and again one of the dial up option dialog boxes keeps popping up, even though i am already connected.

    Any ideas?

    Si
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

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    i have the same prob at work - a solution would be nice...
     
  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Boyce, can you post a screen shot? I'm a little unsure of what you mean. :oops:
     
  4. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Have you checked to see if your idle time is never and not just 10 minutes?:blink
     
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  5. Boycie
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    My pleasure Si- See attached. :)
     

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  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Have you tried going into Internet Properties and setting it to 'never dial a connection'? This way it will only dial up you manually tell it to.
     
  7. Boycie
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    Si- Yes, that is ticked.

    Cheek- Do you mean does it only happen when the connection is idle?

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  8. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Yes, sorry for not making myself clearer I think part of my brain has gone to sleep since drinking several pints of beer!:oops:
     
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  9. Boycie
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    Can't fault you! What you drinking? I'm on the water tonight :biggrin
     
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  10. Sparky
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    Is it configured as your default connection in Network connections?

    Just for the record I was drinking beer and now I’m on water :biggrin
     
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  11. Boycie
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    Spark,

    No, it wasn't my default either. As i say, it only happens now and again, but it is annoying never the less. Still on water.....:)

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  12. Sparky
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    Weird, if its just one dial-up connection thats causing the problem perhaps delete it and recreate it with a different name.
     
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  13. hkymre

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    Sounds like it could be some software trying to dial home.

    An old Outlook express email account maybe?

    Does task manager give any clues as to whats running when the box appears?
     
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  14. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    I have been sampling the local water in Blandford they call it 'Tangle Foot' and the other one is called Champion, which has a nice goldern glow to it!

    Hall & Woodhouse Brewery make the beer, they have open days, where you can see how beer was made 60 years ago! The best bit is when you go down to the celler and sample the beer, there's only 12 Beer Barrels :(

    Still it's interesting finding out about local History! :biggrin

    Si, is your connection Broad band or dial up?
     
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  15. Boycie
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    sounds like good, potient beer to me. :)

    I have many connections listed within network connections, but it is an old dialup connection that pops up now and again. It is clear of spyware + Viruses. Oh, it only happens now and again. It happend last night and might not happen for a few weeks- i use the machine for several hours everyday.

    Si
     
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  16. AJ

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    Sounds like you have a device or software still configured to use an old dial-up connector.
     
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  17. Bluerinse
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    If it's old and not used, just delete it :rolleyes:
     
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  18. Boycie
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    yeah, fair point but i have kept them for the sake of ease. I could always keep the username, passsword and dialup number in a text document somewhere when the need arises for dialup.

    Si
     
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  19. hkymre

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    Had another idea - change the settings on your firewall so it reports everything. Could be a pain if it's infrequent though.

    Do the firewall logs show anything at the time of pop-up?
     
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  20. Boycie
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    Funny you mention that, because i have Kiero set in advanced mode and it doesn't report anything at the time of pop up.

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