I have two broadband accoounts, two PC's in different locations/buildings.
One of my PC's that connects to the ISP using a ZOOM modem connects to the internet automatically via 1394 so that when I contact to the PC remotely using PCANYWHERE after a system reboot, the connection has been made to the internet to allow me to enter the windows XP user name and passwords to remotely log the system onto XP.
The second PC uses the same ISP and a different account and a Fujitsu 300 modem. It creates a connection to the ISP via dial-up and not 1394.
This appears to prevent a connection being made to the internet until the Windows XP login has been made locally. I can't get this machine to auto authenticate the broadband connection and don't understand why one PC connects automatically and the other won't.
The way I have overcome this is by removing the local requirement for the PC to request user details and I placed Internet Explorer in the startup folder which forces a connection when all this has been executed.
I would however prefer to have windows XP user accounts created.
Are you sure you are using 2 modems or is the zoom a modem/router also 1394 is what is referred to as a firewire connection. Every modem or router that I have come across is either USB or Ethernet(RJ45).
Do not apollogise! it is not necassary. The first time I made a post on this site i was shaking like a leaf! But if you don't ask you won't get an answer!
Now then, I think from what you said in the last post you have infact got modems and not routers. I know I'm being long winded but if your not confident and we take it dead slow, I'm sure at the end we will get there.
Back to square one do you have model numbers for the Zoom? What i'm trying establish is the diffence between your 2 modems first?