A small problem connecting to the internet w/ XP

By bedlam_4
Nov 24, 2002
  1. If I want to connect to the internet I have to click start>connect to>connection. Then the dial up applet appears. What I want to have happen is to connect automatically when I click the internet icon on my tool bar. What is the proceedure to set that up? My o.s. is XP home edition. My browser is Internet explorer.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Right click on the connection, select properties.
    Open "Options" tab.
    Untick "Prompt for name and password, certificate, etc."
    Click OK
  3. bedlam_4

    bedlam_4 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 182

    Yes, well that is already ticked. So unticking ought to do it. Thanks.
  4. bedlam_4

    bedlam_4 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 182

    K, well that did allow me to bypass the annoying applet. I still have to connect manually from the start menue. Why isn't my browser connecting automatically? I think that it used to.
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Try going to Tools > Internet Optoins (in IE), then click on the connections tab. There you can either choose setup, or add.

    This should take you through a step by step process to dial up to your local ISP. I don't have a modem to test it with, but I would think that is how you can do it.

    Try that and post back whether it worked or not.
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    If your connection isn't in the Connections tab, then add it there.
    Under the connections list there are radio buttons where
    you can set if and when a connection is dialled.
  7. bedlam_4

    bedlam_4 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 182

    Yep, must have looked over that a hundred and two times. Thanks partner.
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