How do I stay logged on?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by i_pedal, Oct 7, 2002.

  1. i_pedal

    i_pedal Guest

    I installed XP Pro and now even after I've logged on to my ISP, if I close the browser I have to re logon. Is there a way to keep the connection? It didn't do this in W98.
    thanks,
    bill g
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I know there is a nifty program for Telia Cable here in Sweden so there could be other programs out there for other ISP:s I suppose.

    What kind of connection do you have?
     
  3. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    Internet Explorer -> Tools -> Internet Options -> Connections -> (select your ISP) -> Settings -> Advanced -> untick the Disconnect when connection may no longer be needed.
     
  4. i_pedal

    i_pedal Guest

    It's Alcatel usb DSL. It's odd too that if I don't start Internet Explorer first, other net apps, like Mozilla, won't be able to connect. When I start IE the dsl logon box pops up and it connects, but with Mozilla or Xnews I just get "connection not available" even though the dsl "frog" has two green lights.
    thanks,
    bill g
     
  5. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    very bad software provided by your ISP i'd say.
     
  6. i_pedal

    i_pedal Guest

    Hey folks, thanks for the suggestions. I think ultimately it was hinky modem drivers. I installed a beta version tonite and it's been online for several hours without a drop.
    bill g