A friend of mine has just joined BY Yahoo Broadband and has a 2.2 Mbps connection and has windows xp pro sp2. When right clicking on the tv screen's in the taskbar, there is no option to disconnect, only disable, status, change windows firewall settings or open network connections. Her son by accident pressed disable the other day thinking it would disconnect, and for days she couldn't connect until I invesigated today and found out that it was disabled via device manager, anyone know how to get the disconnect option back there?
That's interesting, I never have disconnected on any of my operating systems, I'm using Linux and the only way to disconnect is to pull the plug out the network card, it'll be interesting to see the other comments.
Forgive me, but isn't that the whole idea of Broadband - it is "always on". You don't need to disconnect. I am on NTL BB and I just close the Home page or minimise it, so that I can get on with something else.
If I click the wee cross at the top right-hand side of the Aol screen I have an immediate window which asks me politely "Are you sure you wish to Sign Off" ? followed by three choices "Stay On", "Sign Off", "Exit Aol".
I may not be totally isolated from BB but I have never seen any new actitivity unless a program wants to update, when it will usually fail to connect unless I have "signed on" again first.
Sorry, Jackcoms but you may think you have disconnected but you haven't. All the time your computer is booted your BB connection is active. In fact even when my PC is switched off my Broadband modem is still connected. If you don't have protection then you are vunerable to all "the nasties" you mention. My PC is protected by AVG, Adaware, Spybot, Spywareblaster and Zone Alarm. I have not had any major problems.