Disconnecting From the Internet

  Jim Suter 10:19 13 Apr 2003
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My wife keeps failing to disconnect from the internet. She can't seem to get to grips with right clicking the icon in the taskbar. Does anyone know of a utility that puts an icon on the desktop so all she has to do is click it to disconnect.

  Gongoozler 10:38 13 Apr 2003

Hi Jim. You SHOULD be able to get a prompt to disconnect (Tools - Internet Options - Connections - Settings (for your ISP) - Advanced - and tick "Disconnect when connection may no longer be needed". (You can also change the "Disconnect if idle" time). Unfortunately Microsofts idea of "when connection may no longer be needed" seems to differ from the rest of the world, so this feature is not altogether reliable. For XP users this may be of use (but being on Windows 98se I haven't tried it) click here

  JimT 10:39 13 Apr 2003

In Internet Explorer go to Tools then Internet Options then Connections then Settings then Advanced and tick the box "Disconnect when connection may no longer be needed".

This should bring up a window when IE or O Express is closed and ask you if you want to disconnect from the internet.

  MAJ 10:40 13 Apr 2003

Go to, in IE, Tools > Internet options > Connections tab, highlight your default connection in the little box, click the Settings button, click the Advanced button, then tick the box which says "Disconnect when connection may no longer be needed". That will bring up a box when you close IE and OE, asking if you want to disconnect from the internet.

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