DSL Questions regarding installation

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Jack1000

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Hi Guys,

I am running Windows 98. When I get my DSL hooked up, is it ok for me to go under "Dial-Up-Networking" and remove my dial up connection? Could I also keep this connection as a back up? If the DSL goes down could I still connect through dial-up if I decided to keep the connection, or would I get some kind of error message if I did that?

I am getting my DSL modem soon. The sales guy said all you have to do is plug it in and it is really easy to do. Is there anything else that I would need to do or know about regarding the installation of the DSL modem?

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Its quite OK to keep the dial-up connection. Set IE (tools - internet options - connections) to never dial a connection.

I would recommend not connecting the phone line to the dial-up modem unless you need to use it though. It stops any rougue dialers taking over and costing you a lot of money.
 

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Actually, I want to get rid of the dial-up altogether because it has been causing me so many problems. I spent yesterday getting rid of a bunch of spyware using Adware and Spybot S & D. The system's clean according to both programs, except I do get my dial-up modem dialing up on boot-up instead of when I open IE. But, I am not worried about it because I can just junk the dial up and set IE to never dial a connection. But, you know when I did that as a test, IE said it was unable to find the page that I requested. I hope that the DSL modem will just overide the auto-dial problem on my dial up. I just figure that if I junk my dial-up connection that there should be nothing to dial....right?

Is there a way in Windows 98 to just turn off your dial up so that it doesn't happen on start-up? It seems like such a simple thing to do and I can't find the answer anywhere.

Jack
 

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Jack1000 said:
Actually, I want to get rid of the dial-up altogether because it has been causing me so many problems. I spent yesterday getting rid of a bunch of spyware using Adware and Spybot S & D. The system's clean according to both programs, except I do get my dial-up modem dialing up on boot-up instead of when I open IE. But, I am not worried about it because I can just junk the dial up and set IE to never dial a connection. But, you know when I did that as a test, IE said it was unable to find the page that I requested. I hope that the DSL modem will just overide the auto-dial problem on my dial up. I just figure that if I junk my dial-up connection that there should be nothing to dial....right?

Is there a way in Windows 98 to just turn off your dial up so that it doesn't happen on start-up? It seems like such a simple thing to do and I can't find the answer anywhere.

Jack
Question? What is a rougue dialer? What I have now, is the dial-up connected to the phone line and haven't even taken the DSL out of the box. My Windows 98 system is just dialing my Internet connection at bootup, and I would like that to only do it when I open IE. This happend yesterday, when I discovered the spyware and got rid of it.

Jack
 
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