How do I get Windows' VPN connection dialog to stay away?
January 16, 2006 9:01 AM   Subscribe

I regularly connect to my school and work networks via VPN. When I am not connected, Windows' VPN connection dialog always pops up while I am surfing. I cancel the connection, but it returns at random a few minutes or a few hours later. How do I get it to go stay away until I explicitly tell it I want to connect?

Background info: I use two connections, and I have had this problem with both of them. I tried to set up OpenVPN [1] [2], but the setup was ridiculous. My computer is behind two hardware routers, the outer one of which is connected to a cable modem.

Does anyone else have this problem?
posted by pheideaux to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
Could try going to Control Panel / Internet Options / Connections and selecting the "Never Dial a Connection" box.
posted by ed\26h at 9:50 AM on January 16, 2006

Having not played with Windows' VPN client this is a stab in the dark, but you might just right-click on the connection icon and disable it when you aren't going to use it.
posted by BrandonAbell at 11:50 PM on January 16, 2006

« Older How can I convince my friend his business is being...   |   Retirement gift for dad? Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.