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Using Appropriate Connection (Local Modem Dialup v Network Gateway)
Kully Apr-03-01 09:52 PM
I have a simple network.

One box running Windows 98 SE which is running WinGate operating as a gateway fitted with ISDN.

One Box running Windows 98. Both boxes connected via a 4 port hub.

I can surf, email no problems.

I also have a new laptop running Windows ME. THis is a new Dell Inspirion.

Hooking this up via the Ethernet card, works fine as well.

My problem is that I have also configured this laptop to have it's own dialup for When I am on the road.

When it is connected to the network, I want the laptop to be use the network connection, and if the network is not available, then for the dialup on the internal modem to be used.

Looking at the Tools->Internet Options and clicking on the "Connections" tab of IE5.

I have the option "Dial Whenever a network connection is not present",

And the a single ISP entry for whenever I don't have the phone on the LAN.

What I am finding is that if I take the laptop off the LAN, or reconnect the laptop to the LAN, that it is not autodetecting that the LAN is available or as been disconnected, and so either fails to use the dialup modem, or insists on using the modem, even when the plugged into the LAN.

I have to manually go into the options on IE and play with the setting to get either one of the other to work. I cannot find a setting that allows either to operate seamlessly as I need when either connected to or away from my home LAN.

Any advice anyone.

REgards

K.


1. RE: Using Appropriate Connection (Local Modem Dialup v Network Gateway)
lbyard Apr-04-01 01:22 PM
In response to message 0
http://duxcw.com/dcforum/DCForumID2/435.html might be useful. You could put a shortcut on your desktop to the dial-up connection and connect before firing-up the browser. Larry

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