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Dialer drops password at random

Posted on 2002-03-26
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Because my Lady uses our computer I have set up the standard Microsoft dialer to remember the password.

However for no apparent reason it drops this every so often.

O/S Windows 2000prof. 128meg ram, Outlook Express 6.0 with all current patches.
Has anyone  an answer to this problem
Question by:robhall

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I have the exact same problem except my dialler NEVER remembers the password. I think its something to do with permissions because I was fooling around in there before the problem occurred.


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You'll have to reinstall your client for microsoft networks and your primary network login.

If you reinstall this it should remember your password again after entering it
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>>>However for no apparent reason it drops this every so often

Now when this happens is the Password Box empty or when you dial you an invalid username or password message? Of in the Password Box is the length of the password different then the one you use. In other words are a different number of asterisk (*) in the box then there is your password.

For Example
PW = abc123
Password box = ************

If this is the case then the password is still set at abc123. The extra asterisk are used to mask the actual length of password so any on-lookers who may be wanting to crack your password will not know how many characters are in the password. This makes them work a little harder to crack the password.

Sometimes the Password will get dropped if for some reason the connection to the ISP is unexpectedly dropped other then the user disconnecting.

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when you dial you an invalid username or password message?

Should read

when you dial you get an invalid username or password message?

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Hi crazyOne,
The pasword box goes empty and the "remember Password" becomes unselected usually the login name stays put.

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