Why does my dial-up connection keep popping up?
November 4, 2005 6:41 PM   Subscribe

I'm on a laptop running Windows XP connecting wirelessly to the internet. For whatever reason my dial-up connection is constantly popping up.

I've scanned with Microsoft AntiSpyware, I'm behind a firewall and I'm virus free. Um... help!? Any ideas why this is happening and what I can do to put a stop to it?
posted by heybate to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If you don't use it, try disabling your dial-up in Network Connections?
posted by Boobus Tuber at 7:25 PM on November 4, 2005

Go to the Internet control panel, click on the 'Connections' tab and set the radio button corresponding to 'Never dial my default connection'.
posted by boaz at 8:16 PM on November 4, 2005 [1 favorite]

Boaz has the answer.... also, if it keeps happening, try going into internet explorer, clicking connections, and setting the radio button there....

It's infuriating, and has happened to me several times! it started when I started conneting via. bluetooth to my phone...
posted by hatsix at 2:38 AM on November 5, 2005

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