automatic internet connection

  pat2068 02:16 30 May 2005

could anyone tell me how i can make my bt adsl internet start when i start up the computer i have a voyager 100 modem i
have tried putting my shortcut into start up but that just brings the dial up box onto the screen could anyone help me please thanks leo

  ashdav 09:14 30 May 2005

are you running the aol software? If so then this method won't work sorry.

  ashdav 09:24 30 May 2005

which shortcut are you using? You need to use the one from the desktop and move it (not copy) to the startup folder for all users.

  wee eddie 10:11 30 May 2005

What I think you are actually asking is:

How do I get Internet Explorer/Firefox (or whatever) to boot when I Start-up?

  Dorsai 10:19 30 May 2005

For XP,

open control panel>network connections.
Right click on the entry for the modem and pick 'properties'. Click on the options tab and make sure that the two check boxes that start "prompt for" are unticked.
Click OK to save any changes.

Still in the control panel, double click on 'internet options' and select the 'connections' tab. OF the three radio buttons select 'Always dial my default connection'.

This should in theory make the computer auto connect anytime any program needs net access. If the PC does not connect up when you start up I would put a shortcut to a web brouser in the 'startup' folder.

fingers crossed

  GroupFC 11:34 30 May 2005


  pat2068 18:39 30 May 2005

thanks for you help works great leo

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