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Solved: IE6 tries to dial up even if it's connected

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Nigh, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. Nigh

    Nigh Thread Starter

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    IE6 has developed a problem today, when I connect to the net & every time I click a link in a web page the dial up dialogue box appears. If I cancel this, the link opens but usually with placeholders instead of links. I then have to go to 'file' & untick 'work offline' before I select another link. Having done this the dial up box appears again & I have to repeat the procedure for every link or page that I select. It does this even if I have another programme running in the background which is already connected & downloading files.
    OS is XP Pro SP2 with IE6 & 512kb/s ASDL broadband through LAN & cable connected to wireless router.
    I have tried an 'over the top' reinstall of XP & an Office XP repair install as well as a complete Norton diagnostic.
    This set up has been working ok for months, any suggestions?
     
  2. Deon555

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    Well i'm no good with XP, i'm more of a WIN98SE or DOS boy :p
    And im not to crash hot with ADSL either
    BUT!
    Go to Tools --> Internet Options.
    Connections Tab --> Never Dial A Connection (Alt+C)
    Try that.

    HTH a little
    Deon
     
  3. Nigh

    Nigh Thread Starter

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    Thanks Deon, I'd forgotten about that one, it's fixed my connection dialogue problem.
     
  4. Deon555

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    If solved, mark solved via thread tools above.
    Else explain the current situation

    Deon
     
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