If the computer came from the same source as the keyboard then it was in my Local Government offices. The Wise Group charity takes them in, wipes the HDD and installs Win2K before putting them to the community.
Read the article and I've now changed from Manual to Disabled both the Remote Access Connection Manager, and the Remote Access Auto Connection Manager.
The Remote Access Connection Manager had already started and wouldn't allow me to Stop it. It says if there are any problems I should contact me!! I wont change anything else so I can see later if it stops me getting any Internet connection (as opposed to a sporadic one).
If I can't access the Web after the next reboot, I'll note any new Event Viewer entries and change it back to Manual but I'll leave the Auto one disabled and see what that does.
The British Telecom website is a nightmare, and not easy to find anything of use.
Thanks Mark. We're on a roll...
EDIT: I'll maybe give the guys at digitalspy a go once I see how or if the changes I've made do anything suitably drastic.
Mark, in System Properties > Network ID button > Network ID Wizard there's two options in the page "Connecting to the Network: How do you want to use this computer?" and underneath it has:
1. "The computer is part of a business network, and I use it to connect to other computers at work"
2. "The computer is for home use and is not part of a business network".
I reckon option 1 has been selected by Wise, and every time it bootsup I automatically get signed on using that configuration. That's why the computer is called "WISE".
Is there a way I can transfer all my 'stuff' to an option 2 setting to see if that helps?
I tried last week creating a new ID, but I couldn't access my usual desktop programs, files, etc. So I abandoned that idea.
What do you think Mark. Is there a way of creating a new ID using option 2, then transferring all my stuff from the WISE ID to my new one?
Edited by Rob8UrChips, 24 September 2007 - 05:11 PM.