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Can anyone tell me how to allow dial-up internet connectivity on the
XP "Guest account?

I've been having some issues with a new system hooking up to the
internet without control on an individual "user" level XP Home version
account. None of the other accounts (user or administrative)display
this lack of control on the dial-up connection. Since the system is
new and in the process of set-up, I decided to just delete the user
account and start over. The intent is to allow visitor access, so I
tried opening the "Guest" account and was reminded of a familiar
problem I had run into as I set up another computer a couple of years
ago. I can't get internet access available to the Guest account. I
found the following text in the help file:
"The guest account is intended for use by someone who has no user
account on the computer. There is no password for the guest account,
so the user can log on quickly to check e-mail or browse the
Internet."
Both times I have tried to set up the Guest account I have not been
able to get it to recognize the existing system dial-up internet
connection. In the administrative account I have set up on the
machine, I have found no indication in networking or internet options
that allow the Guest account permission to access the connection. The
help file leads me in circles. The solution seems to be a "user"
level account labeled "Visitor". That's what I did successfully on
the older XP computer in the past. But trying that method on the
current system takes me right back to the uncontrolled dial-up issue.
Can anyone tell me how to allow dial-up internet connectivity on the
XP "Guest account?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi,

    Try this from MVP Kelly, bottom of the page:
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_g.htm

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "Mark" <scanner1@email.com> wrote in message
    news:f0bf619krpl0o2jhd9jnsd726gph4p867a@4ax.com...
    > Can anyone tell me how to allow dial-up internet connectivity on the
    > XP "Guest account?
    >
    > I've been having some issues with a new system hooking up to the
    > internet without control on an individual "user" level XP Home version
    > account. None of the other accounts (user or administrative)display
    > this lack of control on the dial-up connection. Since the system is
    > new and in the process of set-up, I decided to just delete the user
    > account and start over. The intent is to allow visitor access, so I
    > tried opening the "Guest" account and was reminded of a familiar
    > problem I had run into as I set up another computer a couple of years
    > ago. I can't get internet access available to the Guest account. I
    > found the following text in the help file:
    > "The guest account is intended for use by someone who has no user
    > account on the computer. There is no password for the guest account,
    > so the user can log on quickly to check e-mail or browse the
    > Internet."
    > Both times I have tried to set up the Guest account I have not been
    > able to get it to recognize the existing system dial-up internet
    > connection. In the administrative account I have set up on the
    > machine, I have found no indication in networking or internet options
    > that allow the Guest account permission to access the connection. The
    > help file leads me in circles. The solution seems to be a "user"
    > level account labeled "Visitor". That's what I did successfully on
    > the older XP computer in the past. But trying that method on the
    > current system takes me right back to the uncontrolled dial-up issue.
    > Can anyone tell me how to allow dial-up internet connectivity on the
    > XP "Guest account?
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Wow! I just can't seem to get this issue resolved. If simple guest
    internet connectivity requires too many hoops to jump through, I just
    won't mess with it any longer. Just not worth the anxiety and time
    spent. It doesn't seem like this should be that difficult to set up.
    I still think the original (uncontrolled dial-up connection) issue is
    linked to the automatic update system in some way. I don't like the
    idea of a lot of system communication going on in the background with
    little or no way of determining what program is doing it, what's
    being communicated, and where it's going. Microsoft should supply
    monitoring software that can be engaged to supply that information if
    desired.

    On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 21:46:59 -0400, "Rick \"Nutcase\" Rogers"
    <rick@mvps.org> wrote:

    >Hi,
    >
    >Try this from MVP Kelly, bottom of the page:
    >http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_g.htm
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi,

    Sorry, but by design the guest account does not have network access. What I
    gave you was a carefully worked out workaround to this function. As a
    sidenote, one machines I sometimes add an unpassworded limited account for
    general use by visitors, etc.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "Mark" <scanner1@email.com> wrote in message
    news:psvh61t9crp9eemvhgs2q6v202b8jrdv9h@4ax.com...
    > Wow! I just can't seem to get this issue resolved. If simple guest
    > internet connectivity requires too many hoops to jump through, I just
    > won't mess with it any longer. Just not worth the anxiety and time
    > spent. It doesn't seem like this should be that difficult to set up.
    > I still think the original (uncontrolled dial-up connection) issue is
    > linked to the automatic update system in some way. I don't like the
    > idea of a lot of system communication going on in the background with
    > little or no way of determining what program is doing it, what's
    > being communicated, and where it's going. Microsoft should supply
    > monitoring software that can be engaged to supply that information if
    > desired.
    >
    > On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 21:46:59 -0400, "Rick \"Nutcase\" Rogers"
    > <rick@mvps.org> wrote:
    >
    >>Hi,
    >>
    >>Try this from MVP Kelly, bottom of the page:
    >>http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_g.htm
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    I finally figured this out with some help from Chuck at the
    windowsxp.help_and_support news group. He pointed me to a couple of
    great freeware system tools called "Filemon" and "Process Explorer".
    It turned out to be the Google task bar search tool I had installed,
    but forgot to configure the settings properly on the new computer
    account and subsequent test accounts. Settings on the Google tool had
    been properly tweeked on the other computer accounts, but I had
    forgotten to do it on the "visitor" account that was set up for
    friends to access the web, etc. Once I unchecked the search window
    option on that Google tool, the uncontrolled dial-up connection
    problem went away.

    On Fri, 22 Apr 2005 22:12:12 -0400, "Rick \"Nutcase\" Rogers"
    <rick@mvps.org> wrote:

    >Hi,
    >
    >Sorry, but by design the guest account does not have network access. What I
    >gave you was a carefully worked out workaround to this function. As a
    >sidenote, one machines I sometimes add an unpassworded limited account for
    >general use by visitors, etc.
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