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Disappearing Network Connections

By cherrmann ·
Platform: XP Home Edition on notebook
Problem: User creates a new Dialup connection. When user refreshes the Network Connections window, new connection disappears from view, never to be seen again. Why is it so?

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by rovertech04 In reply to Disappearing Network Conn ...

To control the shared Internet connection

1. Open Network Connections
2. Right-click the icon for the shared Internet connection, and do one of the following:
* To connect to the Internet using the shared Internet connection, click Connect or Enable.
* To disconnect the shared Internet connection from the Internet, click Disconnect or Disable.

note Note

* To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.
* Internet Connection Sharing, Internet Connection Firewall, Discovery and Control, and Network Bridge are not available on Windows XP 64-Bit Edition.
* If your network uses a dial-up Internet connection, Connect connects you to the Internet using the shared Internet connection. If your network uses a high-speed Internet connection, Enable provides the same service.
* If your network uses a dial-up Internet connection, Disconnect disconnects your shared Internet connection from the Internet. If your network uses a dial-up connection, Disable provides the same service.
* If the Allow other network users to control or disable the shared Internet connection check box has been selected on the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) host computer, you can activate the shared Internet connection from a client computer by double-clicking the shared Internet connection icon, which is located in the Network Connections folder under Internet Gateway.
* If the Allow other network users to control or disable the shared Internet connection check box is selected on the ICS host computer, and the Show icon in the notification area on the taskbar when connected check box is selected for the shared Internet connection on the client computer, you can disconnect the shared Internet connection by right-clicking the taskbar icon and selecting Disconnect.
* If the Allow other network users to control or disable the shared Internet con

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