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Thread: "Do you want to disconnect?" box

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    "Do you want to disconnect?" box

    Now that I'm back to using dial-up, I occasionally forget to disconnect after I've closed the browser. An hour later I pick up the telephone and realize that I'm still online. Seems like I used to get a "Do you want to disconnect from the Internet?" box (or words to that effect), but I don't get it now.

    Is there a setting somewhere in IE or elsewhere so that I will be prompted to disconnect when I close my browser? OS is Win XP w/ SP2.

    Thanks,
    Relztrah

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    Start >> Network Connections >> RClick your DialUp Icon and choose Properties.

    From the Options Tab set an appropriate "Idle time before hanging-up" and turn the reconnect if line dropped check box. Only problem maybe that something like an IM program or auto-update software etc running in the background and making the connection no longer idle or indeed constantly busy.
    Take nice care of yourselves - Paul - ♪ -
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