Posted on 2005-05-15
I am connecting to the internet through an adsl modem connection on an XP(sp2) machine. Some times it does happen that the connection is lost, usually because of an fault on my side, like modem cable being unplugged.
XP is however set to redail when a connection is lost and thus i would expect it to be able to make an connection again if I plug the modem/telephone cable back in. This does not work though, even if I stop the automatic redail and try to do it manually it does not work. I even tried logging of xp session and the logging back on and then try to reconnect, but still no luck.
If i click connect it just says " Connecting through WAN MINIport adapter (PPPOE)" and that is it. I also have ICS running on the connection.
The only way around this problem currently for me is to delete the connection in "Network Connections" and then to recreate it. After doing that I am always able to connect again to the internet with the adsl modem.
Any suggestions, help, whatever, will be appreciated.