I have replaced a pals Speedtouch modem with a Netgear Wireless router supplied by Virgin. He can now connect straight to the net via Int Explorer without any prompts but when he tries to check Email, he still gets a Dial Up Modem window that asks him to connect. How can we get rid of this and have his Email prog. (Windows Mail) connect and check automatically? Running Vista!
Thanks Buteman. Checked Connections and although the Never Dial Up button is chosen the whole of the 'Choose Settings' section is greyed out so I can't change anything there if I wanted to. Any further help would be greatly appreciated.
While in there click on Lan Settings and tick automatically Detect settings.
Use a proxy server underneath should be unticked as it is sometimes used by Trojans and Virus's.
To get it to run at start up I think you have to go to all programs and drag w/Mail to start up and drop it in there But just tried and it would not work. So I will probably have to remember how it is done and get back to you,
Appreciate your help Buteman. Funny thing is that in Win Mail - Tools - Account- Properties, there are five tabs. I can open them all except the connection tab which when clicked says 'not responding and I have to shut Mail down and restart.
**Go to start.
Go to all programs.
Open the program folder
And click and hold the exe. File and drag it to your startup program folder.**
Can you kindly explain a little more please? Dont quite follow.
Having changed from a USB ADSL Modem to a Modem/Router, so that internet access is now via the Local Area Network, any software associated with the previous Speedtouch modem should be uninstalled. Otherwise, Windows will continue to try connecting to the internet unnecessarily.