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auto dial dsl modem at winxp startup

Posted on 2006-06-21
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Hi

Basically as the topic title says I need my DSL modem to AUTOMATICALLY dial and connect to my isp when win xp startup.

Also how can I disconnect and reconnect my dsl modem automatically after two hours, this is because my ISP slows down my dsl every few hours because I am a heavy user.
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by:callrs
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Copy the shortcut that you use to start the connection, into the All Programs -> Startup folder
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by:Shaun84
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Or change your nternet options
Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Connection tab
put the dot in dial whenever there is not a network connection present

Not sure about the disconnection part though, sorry
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by:callrs
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Steps:
- Instead of left-click on the shortcut, RIGHT-click it.
- Click "Copy"
- Right click the Start button & hit "Explore"
- In the left pane, Navigate to Start Menu -> Programs -> Startup
- Making sure Startup is highlighted in the left pane, in the right pane Righ-click & click Paste

Now, your DSL connection utility will startup when you login to Windows.
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by:callrs
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For the auto disconnect/reconnect at set intervals, a macro utility (like at www.quickmacros.com) will do thick.
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by:shahkhan
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Hi Guys

Thanks for the reply, however, both of these dont work because the dial-up window appears but a user has to manually click "DIAL" tab to connect, I basically want it to connect itself.
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by:shahkhan
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Hi I have managed to find a auto dialer program from a friend of mine, but I still need help with the scheduler connect/disconnect program
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by:callrs
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OK. What's the trouble?
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by:shahkhan
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Hi callrs

sorry for a late reply cos I dont have net at home and have dsl in my office only.  Anyways my ISP after every few hours slows down my dsl fro 256kbps to not responding, basically I need a scheduler which disconnects my dsl automatically after few hours and reconnects and I need this to peform every few hours every day.  I basically need a simple program which does this.  I tried using HiDialer 2000 pro, but the problem with it is that most of the time it gives and error of bad username/password even though they are both correct.  Also if someone needs the auto connect dialer mail me at shahkhan90210@yahoo.com.
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http://www.raspppoe.com/                RASPPPOE - PPP over Ethernet Protocol by Robert Schlabbach

OK that is not what you asked for, but it may fix your "not responding" problem. I recommend that you uninstall ALL your ISP's software & use the above utility. Some ISP software installs a whole lot of bloatware...

However, why not just use a router, which connects for you & has built-it firewall...

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As for disconnecting & re-connecting automatically, the only way I know will definitely work is a macro utility like Quick Macros (www.quickmacros.com). It can at set intervals bring up the Connection box, hit disconnect, and hit connect -- all automatically, once you set it up to do so.

VBScript may be able to do it too, but I don't know enough VBScript yet.
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