BroadBand trying to 'connect' to dialup.

  ChrisAnnSen 21:34 21 Oct 2004

I am on Win XP and have just got on to Broadband with BTInternet. I used to have a dial-up BTYahoo! SurfTime package which I have swapped for a cheaper email package from BTYahoo! as BT-BB does not include an email address via OE.

When I make a typo in an url in the IE Address box BroadBand closes down.

A Dial-Up connection box appears saying “Connect to Yahoo SurfTime” (my previous dial–up package). I press ‘Connect’ which, as expected, is unsuccessful. I ‘X’ out of the window.

I am no longer connected to the web.

I go to my homepage, press ‘Refresh’ and get a ‘Web page unavailable while offline – Connect?’ window. I press Connect and we are back online again.

Any ideas why this should happen and how I can stop it happening again?

  easyrider 21:42 21 Oct 2004

Go to tools in IE and click on internet options then click on connections tab and ensure that never dial connection is selected.

  Salinger 21:45 21 Oct 2004

BTYahoo and BT BB Helpdesk available 24/7 will assist 0845 600 70 30.

Don't understand the bit about not getting an email address in OE - I have one with no problems.

  ChrisAnnSen 22:03 21 Oct 2004

easyrider - I THOUGHT I'd already done what you suggested, but went to check just in case and sitting there was a BTOW (bT Openworld) connection and 'Dial whenever a network connection is not present' was selected. Have removed BTOW and selected 'never dial'. I may be going senile in my old age but was convinced I'd already done this once. However, this is now done and I hope my problems have been resolved.

Salinger - bt BB does not come with an email address so I bought the facility from btYahoo! which I have set up to use OE as I'm not comfortable with just a web email address.

  ChrisAnnSen 00:14 22 Oct 2004

I've checked and find that when I turn on the computer the connection settings have been changed to the 'wrong' ones. I've been into OE and made sure that the setting are correct in there too - but they won't stay correct!!
Any ideas please.

  woodt 03:20 22 Oct 2004

Try deleting the BTOW dial up from your Internet connections. Start/Connect to/Show all connections and delete the ones you no longer use.

  ChrisAnnSen 07:20 22 Oct 2004

Thanks Woodt - I've done exactly what you've suggested and am hoping. I'll let you know whether it's successful.

  ChrisAnnSen 08:09 22 Oct 2004

Sorry - it didn't work the dialup connection had returned after I've rebooted. :( Any other ideas please?

  Diodorus Siculus 08:18 22 Oct 2004

Go into your mail account properties and see if it is set to collect mail via the dial up connection - if so, tell it to collect via any available connection.

  ChrisAnnSen 08:39 22 Oct 2004

Yup - available connection is selected.
We did try in Internet Connections to make broadband the 'default'. Then deleted the dial-up connection. After rebooting the dial-up was back, greyed out but marked 'default'. However the 'Never dial up' selection was live (which is an improvement on before!!).

  Tenacious Green 11:02 22 Oct 2004

Try this aswell, I noticed that when in the start-up menu there was a program called AOL DIALER. Disable this too and hopefully all problems will disappear. You dont need this on BB.

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