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PPP Connect on startup
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Oct 9, 2000, 02:29 PM
Hey all,

I work for PA.net as a Mac Tech support and web designer. We've come across six different macs that have this problem of connecting to the internet on startup...one even randomly connected while I was on the phone with the lady. The only solution we ccould find was to re-install the OS. Incidentally, it was happening on OS 9 and 8.6. Nothing is in Startup Items, and on this particular one, I couldn't even disable the "Connect on opening TCP/IP applications" feature...it was grayed out.

All of these situations appear to have started around the same time...about a month ago.

Anyone have any thoughts / similar experiences?

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Oct 9, 2000, 05:35 PM
Do you mean the 'Load only when needed' field is greyed out in the tcp/ip settings? If not try going to TCP/IP , set user mode to advanced then click on the options button on the bottom of the tcp/ip window. Make sure the 'load only when needed' field is checked. ru on a network, dsl, cable, modem?
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Oct 9, 2000, 09:42 PM
The "Connect on opening TCP/IP applications" is in the Remote Access Control Panel. Did you try trashing the Remote Access prefs? Are there any other PPP utilities like FreePPP installed?
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