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How Do I Turn Off Automatic Internet Connection In Xp?


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#1 Niki

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 09:34 PM

Hi,

I have WinXP Home and broadband and my computer connects to the internet automatically when I turn it on. This is annoying when I don't want to go online, because after less than a minute it is trying to connect again. Could you please tell me how I can stop it?

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 10:00 PM

Niki,

The first thing that comes to mind is to turn off the modem. However, when you do want to connect to the internet. You'll need to turn off the computer, then turn on the modem. Let the modem synchronize to your broadband network and acquire an IP. Then once that happens turn on your computer and you have internet connectivity. Thats one option. There may be others.

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 10:33 PM

Why would you not want to connect to the internet at start up? But I like to help. It won't stop the programs from trying and leaving an error message, but go to START>MY NETWORK PLACE(right click)PROPERTIES>Local Area Network(right click)select disable and that should stop your traffic.
Or you could use Zone Alarm or SyGate firewall and just block all internet traffic at the click of a mouse buttom (well a few but not that bad).
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Posted 25 October 2005 - 07:44 AM

I don't want to go online, because after less than a minute it is trying to connect again


Hey guys and gals, what do you make of this? Why would it disconnect itself from the internet? It seems to me that is the issue.

I have seen some DSL modems disconnect everytime you reboot, but that does not seem to be the issue here. Hmmmmm....
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Posted 25 October 2005 - 08:02 AM

After rereading your original POST you may have spyware or a virus trying to access the net to tranfer files. Do you have all of your anti-virus and anti-spyware installed and up to date? Are you running a firewall? Install Sygate Personal Firewall. It will tell you which programs are trying to access the internet and where they are trying to connect to.
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