Dial Up Connection

  lpl56407 15:54 27 Jan 2004

ISP is Virgin.

If I try to access Internet via the IE ICON I get Page cannot be displayed - the modem does not try to dial out and a dial up connection panel does not appear. Similarly if I try to access Outlook Express via the OE ICON I get the same problem (different error message).
If I go to Dial Up Networking and connect using the Virgin connection I connect OK. After this I can successfully access Internet and Outlook Express via their ICONs.
Annoying rather than disastrous but I would like to sort it.

  Bally 2k4 15:58 27 Jan 2004


  rawprawn 16:00 27 Jan 2004

Try deleting the icons & replacing them with new ones.

  lpl56407 16:00 27 Jan 2004


  davejo 16:02 27 Jan 2004

Do you have your connection set as 'Always dial my default connection'.
To check this go to 'Control Panel' then 'Internet options' then the 'connections' tab at the top.....put a dot in the above line and try again

  hugh-265156 16:04 27 Jan 2004

not sure as i dont have dial up but try:

tools/internet options/connections

tick "always dial my default connection"

  hugh-265156 16:05 27 Jan 2004

am too slow

  davejo 16:06 27 Jan 2004

Ok huggyg i just did that on another thread...lol

  lpl56407 16:35 27 Jan 2004

'Always dial my default connection' is already ticked.

  spikeychris 17:05 27 Jan 2004

This sometimes happens when the machine thinks its on a LAN.

  hugh-265156 19:22 27 Jan 2004

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