Dial-Up Connection & Fast-User Switching

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by davinwv, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. davinwv

    davinwv Guest

    My Dial-Up Connection used to always remain connected when I switched between user accounts using Fast-User Switching, but the connection is now sometimes lost when switching users. However, sometimes it stays in tact. It also seems as though the switch takes a bit longer than normal when the connection is lost. I've tried System Restore, but to no avail.

    Any suggestions?

  2. max

    max Guest

    Taht usually happens when your machine is low on memory after running for a while the memory slowly leaks

    Try doing it on a fresh boot and it will work
  3. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    it's also possible that your computer is not responding to "stay alive" checks by your isp. so after a period of innactivity they are disconnecting you.
  4. davinwv

    davinwv Guest

    Thank you both for your help, but I still have this problem on fresh boots and within a very short time after I dial in. Here's some more information:

    I tried System Restore, but it didn't correct the issue.

    I have two user accounts set up on my system myself and my wife. We use Fast-User Switching and have 256MB of RDRAM.

    When I initiate a dial-up connection on my account and attempt to switch over to her, the connection is lost. However, if her account initiates the connection and she switches over to my account, the connection is maintained. After the initial switch from her to me after she dials, the connection is maintained through a switch from my account to hers. So it seems that there is a problem when my account initiates the dial-up connection.

    I hope that this additional info may help diagnose the problem.

    Thanks in advance for your help!!

  5. Outback2k1

    Outback2k1 OSNN Addict

    does your account have higher access rights than hers?
  6. davinwv

    davinwv Guest

    Both accounts are administrator accounts.