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strange "self connecting" problem
nobbyG Jul-30-01 03:28 PM
I have a 2 computer LAN. Win98SE on the host with ICS & WOL. WinME on client. TCP/IP & NetBEUI on both. Everything works fine, file and printer sharing, Internet, EXCEPT the client has started to initiate random (and often!) Internet connections through the host! This happens even without the client opening the browser to connect to the net, e.g. just opening progs, working on files or docs etc. Both are using IE 5.5. Any ideas as to the cause? Any help would be appreciated. (PS. I use an internal modem)

1. RE: strange
lbyard Jul-30-01 03:37 PM
In response to message 0
Give the client the old 3-finger salute (Ctrl-Alt-Del) to bring-up the task manager and see what it has running that could be trying to connect to the Internet. Larry

2. RE: strange
waddy Jul-31-01 11:08 AM
In response to message 1
if you have dial on demand or dial a coneection automatically ...running on the main PC ... and say email on the client ..it may be trying to check email..... or looking for live updates .. can be many things...

or one of the apps you have on the client may be trying to phone home (spy ware)

run an app called adaware that will kill any spyware you have , the programs still work but cant send out your details....

what i would do is install a firewall on the client ..zonealarm , and see what is trying to connect to the net through that....

3. It's a bug in ME
dcongram Aug-01-01 04:49 PM
In response to message 2
Had the same problem. Bit of investigating and found its a bug in ME.


4. RE: It's a bug in ME
nobbyG Aug-04-01 03:52 PM
In response to message 3
Thanks all. Tried c/a/d, nothing unusual, installed adaware found and deleted 2, installed zoneAlarm (still trying to configuring it!) but did find DAP was trying to connect often!, if it's a bug in ME it's a pain in the *** !. Thanks again for your suggestions.

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