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By jj.vergier ·
Hello,

I am using a small 2-machines network at home (both WIN98SE) , with internet connexion share on one of them.

All went OK till I reinstalled WIN98SE on the "client" machine : since then, automatic connexions occur every time the "gateway" machine is rebooted, and then at regular intervals ( some minutes ).
I have a limited time ISP contract so that's a problem.
No undesired connexion occurs when the WIN98 "Internet Connexion Share" module is not activated.
This happens even with WIN98SE alone on the "client" machine.

Couldn't find out how to manage that.

Thanks for your help...

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by dmiles In reply to undesired automatic modem ...

Boot the client computer,open the browser,click Tools menu,from the drop down list select Internet Options,click on Connections Tab,enable Never Dial a Conection
Hope this helps

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by jj.vergier In reply to undesired automatic modem ...

Well, I understand this option is not available on the client machine, since it is not using a dial-up connection (connection via LAN) - the radio button does appear checked but grayish.
If I try this on the gateway machine, no connection possible from the client - which is normal.
Thanks anyway...

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by HereInOz In reply to undesired automatic modem ...

It could be an application trying to access the Internet and triggering the dial up. You should be able to disable "Always dial my default connection" and change it to "Never dial a connection" on the gateway machine, as soulrider says, that ought to fix it, but that means you just have to manually connect to the internet when required.

If you do want it automatic, but only when you open an application such as IE, but it is doing it uninvited, as you seem to be saying, perhaps install a firewall such as Zone Alarm on the client machine, and it will tell you what application or service is trying to access the Internet, and you can track it down that way.

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by jj.vergier In reply to undesired automatic modem ...

OK I'll try Zone Alarm, it's a good idea.

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by jj.vergier In reply to undesired automatic modem ...

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