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Dumb network/password question

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November 26, 2000 4:34:29 AM

I have 2 computers networked together using a linksys router so I can share my cable modem and printer.
Is there anyway to keep the network password prompt form popping up every time I restart my computers?
I know I just have to hit the enter key but I’m lazy and it would be nice to not see that useless message.
Anonymous
November 27, 2000 1:09:52 PM

Go into your network properties and use the Microsoft Family Logon. Even though its crap logon it will get rid of the password prompt.
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Anonymous
November 27, 2000 4:19:32 PM

Why did you spend on a router? Smacking some Proxy software on the computer with the cable modem and a simple hub would have done the trick.. it did for me.

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Be and let others be as well!
<b>The Dark-Knight</b>
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November 28, 2000 2:55:39 AM

I read some reviews on how superior a router is to a hub, Built in firewall, faster, different OS can coexist, etc.
I don’t remember all the details but for not much more cash I said what the hell.
Here is one of the articles. http://arstechnica.com/reviews/3q00/linksys/befsr41-1.h...
Read it then tell me if it changes your mind.
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November 28, 2000 11:41:13 PM

Did you manage to get rid of the logon screen?

jObE
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November 29, 2000 4:14:06 AM

Using the "Microsoft Family Logon" worked like a charm.
No more password prompt at startup.
Thx for the tip.
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Anonymous
December 4, 2000 6:04:16 PM

I agree that tweakUI is a great solution. It has a built in function that logs you in automatically.
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Anonymous
December 5, 2000 5:27:17 PM

Yes TweakUI is a pretty nice tool. I recommend all windows users get that proggie and put it to use on there machine.
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