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IE6 versus IE5.5 dial-up differences

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  1. johnni

    johnni Thread Starter

    Dec 16, 2003
    My main PC (this one) uses Win ME, IE/OE 5.5. My new laptop has Win XP Home and IE/OE 6.
    Both are connected to the internet (on dial-up) with the same ISP, but I am noticing differences.

    1. The Win ME has a connection shortcut on the desktop (not sure how I got that) which brings up a connection box, or, more ususally, when I load-up my Kerio firewall the box comes up automatically. This box shows the following:

    Connect to: showing the name of the ISP
    User Name: My name
    Password asterisks
    Save password box (ticked)
    Phone number of ISP (important, as I can check it is the right one)
    Dialing from: New Location

    I like to see this box before connecting but I don't have it on the laptop; in fact the only way I have found to dial-up is to go to Outlook Express which offers to connect me, but without that Connect to box. I really want to see the connection box. (On the laptop I am using only the Windows firewall which is always on).

    On the Win ME machine, while I am online, there is a small task bar icon showing two blue monitors. I can right click this to check how long I have been online and to disconnnect.
    On the laptop there is no task bar online icon and I have found NO WAY to disconnect other than to pull out the modem cable!

    There must be ways to change the laptop's features; can anyone help, please?

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