Automatically Connect to DSL
Posted on 2008-10-08
I have an HP Notebook with Windows Vista Ultimate, 64-bit that has a wireless connection to a LinkSys Access Point that is wired to a Linksys 8-Port Router/Switch. The Router is connected to my desktop computers and to my DSL modem. All of the computers have DHCP enabled to automatically optain an IP address on the workgroup (the workgroup is named MYHOME). The IP address for the router is 192.168.1.1
The desktop computers have Win XP-Pro and when I start one of the XP desktops I can launch I.E. and go directly to a website.
When I start the HP notbook with Win Vista - it automatically connects to the MYHOME network but in order to get Internet access I need to click on the Vista Start button, select 'Connect to", select the Verizon DSL PPPoE and then click on the CONNECT button.
I am then presented with the Username and password dialog (username is already entered and password is already saved) so then I click Connect.
I have logged onto my router (192.168.1.1) and I can see that I have set PPPoE with my Verizon DSL username and a password and that explains why my desktop is automatically connected to the DSL.
How can I configure the Vista notebook so that when it is turned on and gets its IP address (192.168.1.xxx) that it will automatically connect to the DSL so I don't need to go through the Start > Connect to procedure?