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By Wildcat5 ·
My computer will not keep my dial-up network password! I have revised my connection info many times and everytime I try to connect to the internet I get a dialog box asking me for my pass word???!! I'm running W95 and IE5 on a Compaq 4716. It usedto "keep it" however, I have loaded other programs and now I have to type in my password everytime. HELP!

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by ask_doc In reply to Dial-up Networking passwo ...

Wildcat,
good question, but no easy answer. using dial up networking is a quick trip to get on-line,especially if you are using different internet programs, e-mail addresses and passwords,ect. i use it myself, it's a shortcut! you can use the help file in your start menu to save your password, BUT; here are the problems i have come across: if you use msn to open the web because you like the e-mail, but use aol to open the web because you like the search engines and so on - having different passwords for each, in my experience it can cause major confusion to your pc making it hard to access the web at all. SO BEWARE
However, if this is a big problem to you, pick a home page you want to open with every time and change your dial up through that service. This is very simple and i can guide you through it if you need.
NOW ANOTHER BEWARE: if you choose to save your password to access the internet and do not have a separate password to open your e-mail, anyone that gets on the web onyour pc can read your mail. take it from me, it's hard to keep up with a bunch of different passwords!!!!!!!!!
I choose the dial up connection to prevent this from happening and then use the same password for all my accounts, making it very hard for anyone (unless they are REALLY good) to get into your business or personal affairs. Hope this is of some help!!!!!!!
if you have anymore problems, you can e-mail me at ask_doc@hotmail.com
hope it works out for you, let me know
DOC

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by grantcom In reply to Dial-up Networking passwo ...

Search your hard drive for *.pwl and delete these files and reboot.

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by Wildcat5 In reply to Dial-up Networking passwo ...

I tried this already. Thanks, anyway.

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by saihib In reply to Dial-up Networking passwo ...

Check out Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q148925-Dial-up Networking Password Not Saved.

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