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dialup to broadband

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  1. barfly

    barfly Thread Starter

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    I'm upgrading to BT /yahoo broadband on friday.

    Just wondering if anyone had any tips.

    I've used up most of my dialup hours :D

    D/l 'd zone alarm

    should I install it before (and switch off)or after the upgrade?

    I've checked up on stealth mode etc.

    I'm just worried I may have missed something.

    Any tips gratefully recieved (y)

    ps I'm in the uk.
     
  2. JustMe2

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    Always keep your anti-virus updated!!!
    And a pop-up blocker is never a bad idea! :)
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  3. BillC

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    I believe it's prudent to have a firewall on at all times without regard to your connection type or ISP. When you change, leave Zone Alarm running. If it does not recognize the new connection then find your new DNS and DHCP servers and add them to the Trusted Zone in your Firewall Zones tab. In case you don't know, here is how to find the IPs :

    Finding DNS and DCHP servers, etc

    1. Go to Run type in command , hit 'ok', and type ipconfig /all then press enter. In the returned data list will be a line DNS and DHCP Servers with the IP address(s) listed out to the side.
    2. In ZA on your machine on the Firewall>Zones tab click Add and then select IP Address. Make sure the Zone is set to Trusted.
    3. Click OK and then Apply and see if that works to fix it..
     
  4. Moby

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    Or if you haven't installed it yet and have been running without one on dial up, just install it after. Keeps it simple.
     
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