auto connect not working

  desi3026 07:57 06 Nov 2006

Morning all,
Until recently whenever I turned on computer,it connected automatically to internet.This suited me fine,but now I have to manually do it.Not a big fault I know,but does anyone know how I can get it to connect automatically again.I have the radio button "always dial my default connection" checked.Is there something else I must do?
I have recently downloaded and installed IE7 and Firefox2.Could this have something to do with it?
Your comments appreciated.
Have XP Home,SP2 on Tiscali BB.

  Technotiger 08:09 06 Nov 2006

Hi, the radio button should be set to "never dial a connection".


  Technotiger 08:09 06 Nov 2006

ps - assuming you have Broadband.

  Technotiger 08:10 06 Nov 2006

Oooops just noticed, of course you have BB.

  desi3026 08:14 06 Nov 2006

Thanks for that Technotiger,have clicked "never dial connection"will try it out later when I turn computer off.

  desi3026 09:22 06 Nov 2006

No,tried that,but found it didn't connect at all.Back on "dial default connection"but still having to connect manually.I guess I can live with it,but I do suspect IE7 and/or Firefox downloads affected it.
Thanks anyway.

  anskyber 09:24 06 Nov 2006

You could add it to your start up list. One way is to drag the IE7 icon into "start up" in allprograms.

  desi3026 09:31 06 Nov 2006

Ok,I'll do another restart shortly,and get back.

  birdface 10:11 06 Nov 2006

You could try, Tools, Internet Options. Connections. Lan settings. Tick. Click automaticaly detect settings.ok.

  desi3026 10:34 06 Nov 2006

checked that buteman,that box is already checked,
thanks anyway,have moved IE7 icon to startup as anskyber's tip,will try that one out when I restart computer

  desi3026 17:00 06 Nov 2006

Nothing seems to bring auto connect back,will continue to connect manually,its only a minor annoyance,thanks for all your comments folks.

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