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Can't save Dial-up networking password

Posted on 2001-06-20
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Hi

I can't get Windows 98 to remember my Dial-up networking password. The checkbox is just gray so I can't click check to "save" the password. Does anyone know why and how I can solve this problem?
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This behavior can occur if you have installed Dial-Up Networking but client for Microsoft Networks or the client for NetWare Networks has not been installed.
Make sure you have your W98 CD on hand...you may need it to install the necessary components.
1) Goto Start/Settings/Control Panel and open 'Network'
2) Click the 'Add' button.
3) Double click 'Client'
4) In the 'Select Network Client' window, highlight 'Microsoft' on the left and double click 'Client for Microsft Networks' on the right and follow the instructions on the screen.
5) Before restarting you computer, goto the 'Identification' tab and fill in the fields. It does not matter what you name you computer or what values you enter into the fields, as long as they are not the default values.
6) Important After you restart you computer, you may be asked to login to windows. To avoid having to login each time, type in a username and no password. When you restart next time you will not see the login screen.
Good luck
Navid
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by:MarcG
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It could also be that Password caching is disabled, set
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\

Policies\Network\DisablePwdCaching to 0,
Or it might be the the file containing the passwords (*.PWL) is damaged, just look for *.PWL and delete all. Next time you start you have to login again.
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by:emery800
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Great info above, more info! Dave

Dial up networking password is not saved

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q148/9/25.asp?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0
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by:boomerang061797
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Seemed to do the trick.
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by:emery800
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Great! Good job Navid! :>) Dave
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