Solved

how to have an app call up dial-up networking when needed

Posted on 2001-09-18
8
156 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
On my win98 notebook, an app like Netscape or Eudora used to invoke my main dial up networking entry whenever it needed to access the net. I did not have a script or such. It doesn't  do that anymore, and I am not sure what changed. Now, eg Netscape just reports host not found or whatever, but does not initiate a dial up. I want to re-establish that functionality. I am quite positive that I installled DUN upgrade 1.3 before this change took place.
Thanks all.
0
Comment
Question by:pax
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 44

Accepted Solution

by:
CrazyOne earned 50 total points
Comment Utility
Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > Connenctions and look to see if the "Never Dial a connection" is checked. If so check one of the other two options accorcing to what you desire to happen.


The Crazy One
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:centerv
Comment Utility
From the same window as above, hit the setup tab
and reestablish your connection checking all the settigs.
0
 

Author Comment

by:pax
Comment Utility
CrazyOne,

that did it thought my configuration window looked different. It had been set to  "use lan" though....and setting it back to dial up did the trick.

thanks much!
0
 

Author Comment

by:pax
Comment Utility
centerv,

not sure what the point  of your post was. There's no "setup" tab under  >connections......on my pc.

what do you mean?
0
Want to promote your upcoming event?

Are you going to an event? Are you going to be exhibiting at a tradeshow? Talking at a conference? Using a promotional banner in your email signature ensures that your organization’s most important contacts stay in the know and can potentially spread the word about the event.

 

Author Comment

by:pax
Comment Utility
CrazyOne,

my reply meant to read:

that did it - though my configuration window looked different. It had been set to  "use lan" though....and setting it back to dial up did the trick.

thanks much!
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:CrazyOne
Comment Utility
You are quite welcome. :>)
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:centerv
Comment Utility
pax
Glad CrazyOne helped you.
To clarify
In that same window, immediately under the Advanced tab is a Setup button
That begins the install wizard, which walks you through all of your internet settings.
Good to know.
Happy surfing. :-)
0
 

Author Comment

by:pax
Comment Utility
centerv,

\thanks for clarifying. For some reason, I have never been a fan of wizards.... but good to know of course
0

Featured Post

Enabling OSINT in Activity Based Intelligence

Activity based intelligence (ABI) requires access to all available sources of data. Recorded Future allows analysts to observe structured data on the open, deep, and dark web.

Join & Write a Comment

Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
If you get continual lockouts after changing your Active Directory password, there are several possible reasons.  Two of the most common are using other devices to access your email and stored passwords in the credential manager of windows.
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now