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Jan 16, 2000, 11:15 PM
 
I've been having an odd problem that I have just been putting up with (probably for 6 months), but I've decided to ask about it.

I was dialing into my isp when my computer crashed and since then, none of my programs connect to the Internet on their own.

In the past netscape would connect when I first opened it, outlook would connect when checking mail, etc.

I have to open the remote access control panel to connect to the net now.

Does anyone have any idea how to fix this? I've looked through pretty much every possible control panel, and haven't found anything I can change.

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John Arends
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Jan 16, 2000, 11:59 PM
 
Have you tried going to "Remote Access" >> Options >> Protocol and making sure that the "Connect Automatically" check box is checked?
     
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Jan 17, 2000, 11:09 PM
 
Yes. It is selected. Although that looks like it actually is for choosing which protocol to use, rather than where to connect...

or am I wrong?

Any other ideas?

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Jan 18, 2000, 01:36 PM
 
You may want to check the Internet Control Panel. You may have to setup the Internet settings again.
     
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Jan 20, 2000, 01:07 PM
 
I looked through the internet control panel..doesn't seem to be anything there
     
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Jan 30, 2000, 02:31 PM
 
Well, I dunno about anyone else here, but I always found that waiting for the computer to dial up to connect to the 'net when I opened one of those applications was really annoying, seeing as how you couldn't do anything in the meantime. My solution was just to use the control strip PPP module to connect - one click, no waiting around for that 'Connecting' window to go away, no hassles. If there's no other way, the control strip is a really easy way of doing pretty much what you want to do.
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Jan 30, 2000, 02:49 PM
 
Jarends, try throwing out the preferneces file for the network extensions you are using (either TCP/IP OR Open Treansport), restart and then re enter you Internet Provider info and you should be good to go.
     
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Jan 30, 2000, 03:02 PM
 
jarends,
If you are still having the problem, try deleting the Remote Access preferences folder (System Folder>Preferences>Remote Access) and restarting your computer. After restart, empty the Trash. You will have to reset the data/preferences in the Remote Access control panel. Be sure to enable the "Connect automatically..." option under the Protocol tab.

I agree with blizzard that using the Remote Access control strip is an easy one-click alternative (also useful if you want to work offline).
     
   
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