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DSL dial-up conflict

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by thomas175, Feb 12, 2007.

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  1. thomas175

    thomas175 Thread Starter

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    Recently whenever Firefox can't open a URL, or my Email client can't log in or another application can't connect to a website, my system which is DSL always on, attempts to connect to my backup dial-up connection.

    Any suggestions what may have happened to cause this to begin, or what to do about it? I can't see any changes in any settings anywhere. No unusual startups. Virus and trojan, etc free as far as all my various checking software indicates.

    Any suggestions appreciated.

    Thomas

    XP Home SP2, Firefox 2.0.0.1, Comodo Firewall 2.4.16, Cyberhawk 2.02, AVG 7.5, Pegasus EMail 4.41
     
  2. gurutech

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    Check Tools/Internet Options in IE, then go to the Connections tab, and make sure "Never Dial A Connection" is selected.

    I don't see a similar option in Firefox.
     
  3. thomas175

    thomas175 Thread Starter

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    Thanks I have selected "Never dial a connection". Wait and see what happens now.
     
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