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Terminating internet connection

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Anonymous
August 31, 2005 8:13:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Until recently every time I closed the last application connected to the web
(be it Outlook or Explorer) a pop up box appeared asking whether I wanted to
disconnect from the web i.e. switch off the modem connection.

In the last week or so this doesn't seem to be the case. The impact is that
my internet connection remains open unless I either turn off the computer or
the connection times out due to inactvity.

Does anyone know how I can reinstate the dialogue box prompt?

Thanks

Brian
Anonymous
September 1, 2005 1:31:57 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

In IE, Tools>Internet Options>Connections.
Highlight the connection and click Settings.
In Dial-up Settings click Advanced and check the box next to
"Disconnect when Connection may no longer be needed".

You can also set if you want:
“Disconnect if idle for ……. mins”

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
#38 Set Auto Disconnect Back to Default


"Brianw" <Brianw@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Until recently every time I closed the last application connected to the web
> (be it Outlook or Explorer) a pop up box appeared asking whether I wanted to
> disconnect from the web i.e. switch off the modem connection.
>
> In the last week or so this doesn't seem to be the case. The impact is that
> my internet connection remains open unless I either turn off the computer or
> the connection times out due to inactvity.
>
> Does anyone know how I can reinstate the dialogue box prompt?
>
> Thanks
>
> Brian
!