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Computer Thinks I'm On Dialup


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#1 Ushanka

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 12:12 AM

My computer is having an identity crisis. It thinks I'm on dialup. I'm on a cable connection, and have no idea where this comes from. Every so often, I get this message while reading my regular websites:

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and I do not know why. I'm running Windows XP, Firefox 1.5, on a fairly new Dell Dimension 3400. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 06:43 AM

Recheck your connection settings be sure your dial-up connection is still disbled.
Some windows updates have a bad habit of resetting settings back to defaults and any custom settings are lost.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:22 AM

Something may be trying to setup and use a dialup connection on your system. I'd suggest that you:

1) Disable the modem in Device Manger (Start...Control Panel...System...Hardware tab...Device Manager - then scroll down to the Modem's item, expand it by clicking on the + sign next to it, then right click on the modem and select "Disable")

2) Immediately scan for malware with updated definition files. If you don't have a good way of doing this, go to this link for a free, online scan of your system: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
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