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Shared modem keeps dialing out

Posted on 2003-03-19
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
Hello experts,

I've got 2 desktops running Win2000 and a laptop on Win98 (they all run Redhat as well, but I'll save those problems for later).
The dial-up modem is on a Win2000 machine. When I try to share the modem, it keeps trying to dial out. Cancel the dialog and it tries again and again....

Any ideas?
Question by:freetim
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Accepted Solution

stevenlewis earned 300 total points
ID: 8177786
first tell it to never dial a connection (on the host)
then if you want to be able to dial from the client try this
remote disconnect
click on downloads
now you have to figure out which connection keeps trying to dial
on the 98 box, go to start -->run and type msconfig
go to the startup tab, and uncheck all but systray and explorer (if listed) reboot and check
for the w2k boxes here is msconfig
MSCONFIG for Win 2000



the other thing is check for trojans, as a few have been know to cause this

Expert Comment

ID: 8277339
How about a firewall or perhaps Spybot?

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