My internet connection has taking to defaulting to "Never dial a connection" in the Internet Properties > Connections setup in the Control Panel. If I change it over to "Always dial my default connection" I am alright until I restart and then the problem starts again. I have resorted to putting a shortcut to the connection on my desktop for now, but would like this issue to be resolved please. It has never been a problem before but just seems to have started for no apparent reason. I am using XP Home with all updates installed. Thanks to anyone who can help or make suggestion.