Auto Broadband disconnection?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by -seek-, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. -seek-

    -seek- OSNN Addict

    Hello, I have a cable connection on my XP home
    system, and I was wondering... when I logout
    of my user name will it disconnect automatically?
    if not is there a setting somewhere to achieve this?

    -thank you guys
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Logging out of XP doesn't affect your connection to your ISP in the sense that it "disconnects" you. If your computer is on and a network cable is plugged in with an active broadband connection, then your IP can be (and is) pinged.
  3. -seek-

    -seek- OSNN Addict

    oh sorry, what i meant is it connected to the internet? my guess is its not when im logged off my windows name because it always restarts the icon at the lower right onces i login again. but im not sure if that logic is ture of not - thats why im asking here.
  4. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Lots of confusion can exist when talking about this in such general terms. It depends on what you mean when you say "connected to the internet." If you were worried about something specific, then it would probably be easier for you to just explain what that is.

    In an attempt to clear things up a bit: that network icon showing or not showing does not turn on/off your connection to the internet. That is only a graphical representation of your network status. The usual idea of broadband is "always on," which means it doesn't turn on and off. If you actually want to terminate your network connection when you log off, then you need to disable your network connection. This is not done automatically when you log out. This way, your PC is not sending or receiving packets while you are logged out. Make sense?
  5. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    The connections will remain up if you log out. Any servers running as services (like web server, ftp server) will still work and so on.