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Is it possible to have a PC configured to use either dial-up or broadband (depending on use?)

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My colleague has an old email address that is accessed via a dial-up connection, but had a hard time when they had broadband on their PC - they couldn't access it via broadband or PAYG.
Can a PC be configured to have both types of connection, obviously using only one type at a time, or are they mutually exclusive on the same machine?
Sorry if this sounds daft, but I can't see why they shouldn't be able to select the correct connection for what they want to do....e.g. use broadband but select dial-up connection when necessary....?

Thank you.

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If IE is set to Dial if no connection to the network is found, then it should default to the dialup (IE>Tools>options>Connections> and specify that there). Then you should be able to even go as far as to disable the LAN connection and then retry, and it should dial. I dont think it would be automatically going to the dialup account on every failed request though....

What about Telnet, or Hyperterminal?

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Thanks for the reply.

So for example, a PC can have a normal broadband connection via ethernet, but can access emails using Outlook, by a dial-up method just by using dial-up settings in Outlook email client?

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Telnet or Hyperterminal is out unfortunately - they are technophobes! ;-)
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Many thanks!

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Furthermore; if Outlook Express (don't know about Outlook, but I'd expect it to behave at least quite similarly), you can have a pre-defined connection you wish to use on a single account. This way, you can have account1, account2 and account3 use the broadband, whereas account4 will always use the dialup.

This can be set using Tools -> Accounts -> Properties -> Connection (of course, the connection needs to have been defined to be able to use it)

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