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Why does "Work Offline" come up?

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May 10, 2002 4:31:08 AM

A couple of times, when I've tried to check out something online, the Work Offline dialog would come up. The thing is that I'm always connected. Does anyone else get this? The only thing I have to do is click "Try Again", amd I'm back in action. But, there's got to be something I can do about this "bug".

Can someone help me out? Thanks!

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May 10, 2002 4:33:17 AM

I haven't experienced that one but I will look around.

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May 10, 2002 4:47:07 AM

Thanks OldBear!

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My DSL modem is connected to an old PC running BBIagent (firewall/router), and that keeps the PPPoE connection open. The other NIC of the router is connected to a switch, which connects to the two computers I have. So, I don't have to connect manually with a PPPoE connection upon starting up Windows XP (desktop) or Windows 98SE (laptop).

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May 10, 2002 5:02:47 AM

Thanks for the additional info. That could help.


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May 10, 2002 3:44:39 PM

It happened again. This time, I had this THGC forum in one browser and the Anandtech forums in another. I locked the computer and went out for a couple of minutes. When I came back, unlocked my computer, and check the Anandtech page by refreshing it, the Work Offline dialog came up again. *sigh* :lol: 

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May 10, 2002 3:55:58 PM

do you have any old lingering dialup connections (in IE tools -> internet options -> connections)? If so, make sure "never dial a connection" is checked.

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May 10, 2002 4:40:21 PM

Thanks for reminding me about that. :smile: But nope...nothin's there.

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May 11, 2002 4:09:23 AM

Don't give up on me. I am still looking.


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May 11, 2002 6:59:06 AM

Thanks for looking into that! This is really weird though, because I've been gone for like 3 hours, with my computer locked. When I get home, I unlock my computer, and go online. That dialog doesn't show up. This is so odd.

Anyway, I just selected "Never allow my computer to go offline". I'm not sure if I'll ever see that dialog again.

Again, thanks OldBear for looking into this problem. I really appreciate it. :smile:

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May 12, 2002 4:07:56 AM

Please let me know how it goes. I am learning like everyone else in the world.


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May 12, 2002 4:38:38 AM

desktop configuration/internet options/connections:"always establish the default connection"


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May 12, 2002 6:02:37 AM

I don't have any Dial-up/PPPoE connections. It's automatically done for me with my BBIagent router/firewall. I previously answered OldBear's suggestion for this same thing. Thanks Labdog!

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May 12, 2002 6:03:36 AM

So far, it hasn't come back. Pretty good...I bookmarked that page, that's for sure.

Thanks again, OldBear! :smile:

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May 12, 2002 6:13:28 AM

i have had this error before...
i have a router hub...POS dlink i804..
i just click try again when it occurs, because it is VERY RARE in my case.
my problem is the router (i think it is the router) interrupting the connection, and dropping me out of MSN messenger, and aol instant messenger, and if i am in an online game...dlink tech support is giving me the runaround...supposedly, my case has been submitted to the senior techs....
kinda funny how whenever i do have to deal with tech support, it ends up being submitted to a senior tech....
probably because when i tell them something, i tell them i have tried stuff to remedy the problem..which usually ends up being all of if not more than the stuff that they have written down in front of them on the computer screen...oh well.
well see what they say...


-DAvid

-Live, Learn, then build your own computer!-
May 13, 2002 3:28:57 AM

It just happened again. I was browsing in two windows, one being a THGC page, and I closed the other one. I switched to another forum, and the dialog box came up again.

I checked the BBIagent logs for the WAN connection, and it doesn't show my DSL PPPoE line getting dropped and being reconnected. It's been up since May 08, 2002 (probably when I turned it off and on again).

I don't really mind too much clicking the button again, but I thought there might be a solution for this.

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May 13, 2002 7:42:55 AM

HMMMMmmm.
just now, i clicked on the reply button, and got an error..."cannot display page", i have to click back, and then reclick the link....this happens a lot. but i have just become accustomed to it.
and i dont think that my pppoe is getting dropped, because if it was, then it would take a second for the connection to stabilize.
eh...i think i can live with it...unless someone has a surefire solution! :smile:

-DAvid

-Live, Learn, then build your own computer!-
May 13, 2002 4:08:35 PM

Yeah, it would take awhile for it to reconnect. But, I guess I have to live with it as well. I'll...I'll be okay... :eek: 

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