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#1 4on4off

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:17 PM

I was looking over the internet options settings on a laptop running IE10 with windows 7.

 

I noticed under the connections tab there were two entries for Dial up and virtual private network settings.

 

3G connection

CDMA

 

When looking at settings for both of these all that is there is a hidden password on both.

 

I have never seen anything in these fields before for the run of the mill household.

 

Any input as to why someone would have these listed under connections? Mobile phone? Scanning connection to a printer?

 

I am assuming someone would have had to enter them.

 

Also under LAN settings "automatically detect settings" is checked....I have always been under the impression that this should not be checked.

 

Always a learning moment with these things it seems..

 

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:08 PM

I wonder if there using a wireless hotspot from a service provider?


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:44 PM

I know he hooked his phone to it for whatever reason once and he set up his printer to scan to computer. Other tban that they are set up with a wireless router just like me......

Just wasn't sure if that was an indication of something foul going on. I personally never have seen anything in that location unless that was the case but I thought I would ask in case I am just behind the times.

Thanks for the reply.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:48 PM

Normally nothing requires any input to be entered in the dialup connections section except maybe some rare dsl providers. He probably was trying to hook his phone to his computer, and he thought that method would work.

 

Personally I've never used the dial up connections for anything. I have a router and anything that needs to be done can be done by Wi-Fi. Even if he setup his printer to scan to his computer that would be using Samba and not dial up connections.


Edited by chrisd87, 24 September 2013 - 03:49 PM.

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