Multi user broadband connection on XP

  lloyd35 10:52 10 Aug 2003

I have windows XP on BT broadband.

I have been trying for some days now to set up multiple user accounts that enable the broadband connection to stay in place when switching between users.

I have been told that i need to 'save username and password' between usernames but i have been unable to find an option allowing this.

any further help would be greatly appreciated.


  pc moron 19:36 10 Aug 2003

I'm afraid I can't help with your problem, but I can point you in the right direction. click here

This will put your post to the top, and hopefully someone will be able to help.

  lloyd35 19:41 10 Aug 2003

i was pointed in this direction:

click here;en-us;158909

however i dont know what a registry key is let alone how to go about changing one.

I had a look but decided that this is not something i should be doing. If anyone can walk me through it or give another suggestion i would be very happy.


  FRANKMAC 19:48 10 Aug 2003

i have windows xp and bt broadband, i didn't have to change any registry values manually !
What type of modem do u have ?

  FRANKMAC 19:49 10 Aug 2003

ooops.... forgot to ask, do you just switch between users or does one user log off and another user log on ?

  lloyd35 19:52 10 Aug 2003

BT Voyager 100. USB ADSL Modem.

yes, i thought not (my friend has exactly the same and he has no problems but certainly wouldnt know what a registry key was), BT Helpdesk are denying it is possible which is annoying!

  lloyd35 19:54 10 Aug 2003

i switch from myself (dont log out) but then have to 'log in' to another user. It is at this point it disconnects.

I will now try logging them both in and trying to connect them both by switching between them

  FRANKMAC 19:57 10 Aug 2003

ok, i take it u are hold the adminisrater account, when u click the icon to connect to the internet , make sure you save u password and check the box that says " let all users of this pc connect to the internet using this connection" (something like that any way)

  lloyd35 19:58 10 Aug 2003

no even if i just switch between logged in users i still get disconnected.

  lloyd35 20:00 10 Aug 2003

I dont have that option (well i cant find it anywhere anyway)

I do have a 'save username' option but that doesnt make any difference.

  powerless 20:03 10 Aug 2003

What you need is Tweak UI 2 from Microsoft.

click here then on the left click "TweakUI.exe" (Direct download click here)

Download, install, Then open Tweak UI, Click 'Logon', now place a tick in the the box next to 'Keep RAS Connections after loff". Now click ok and you'll now have what you want.

It does work also when switching users.

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