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ADSL - Start Connection as a service (Dialup)

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gcarter    0

Connects your dial-up when your machine starts. There's no need to ever click your dial-up connection again!!

To make your dial-up connection "always on", follow these steps:

* If your service provider requires authentication, make sure you have saved the password by checking the Save Password checkbox in the Connect Connection Name window and connecting at least once.

* Right-click the My Network Places icon on your desktop and select Properties to bring up the Network and Dial-up Connections window.

* Locate the Dial-up connection you created for PPP over Ethernet, right-click it and select Properties.

* Select the Options tab and clear all checkboxes under Dialing options.

* Under Redialing options, set Idle time before hanging up: to never and check the Redial if line is dropped checkbox.

* Click OK to save the changes.

* Now click the Start button, select Settings then Control Panel to open the Control Panel window.

* In the Control Panel window, double-click Scheduled Tasks.

* In the Scheduled Tasks window, double-click Add Scheduled Task.

* On the welcome screen of the Scheduled Task Wizard, click Next.

* At the program selection step, click Browse... and browse to your WINNTSystem32 directory.

* Type RASPHONE.EXE (note the spelling!) in the File name: edit box or locate it in the directory and select it and click Open.

* Make up a name for this task and under Perform this task: select When my computer starts. Click Next.

* Enter your password. Note: The task must be run under the same account which the dial-up entry was created under.

* At the final step, make sure that Open advanced properties for this task when I click finish is checked and click Finish.

* In the advanced properties, edit the Run: edit box and append the command-line parameters

" -d "Connection Name"".

(for example: C:WINDOWSsystem32rasphone.exe -d "Speed Touch USB")

* Go to the Settings tab and clear all checkboxes on that page.

* Click OK to close the task's properties.

* Finally, you need to make a little registry change to prevent Windows from disconnecting when a user logs on and off again:

Run REGEDIT and navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon

Then right-click the right-hand pane, select New -> String Value, name the value KeepRasConnections and set it to 1.

* Reboot. Windows will establish the connection automatically and keep it until you shut the machine down.

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MxxCon    0

nice

or you could just move your dailup connection shortcut to startup group :)

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Virgo    0

Will try it

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