RE: Dialup and user switching disconnects



Matilda
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
I have been tearing my hair out about this same problem. We have been running
XP for 3 years now and have successfully shared a dialup internet connection
among 4 users .
A fortnight ago I installed a new PC with XP SP2 and am constantly
disconnected when logging off - even though the prompt appears "Do you wish
to close the connection"and I reply "NO". The only way to keep the connection
is to switch user, but this is not always desired and we are so used to it
working from the old system we always forget.
It seems to me that this is a bug with SP2. Can anyone advise about this?

"miskairal" wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I gave my 2 nieces (who live far away from me) a new computer last
> weekend and have received an email from them saying that they are
> getting disconnected when they try to switch users while connected to
> the internet via dialup.
>
> I've spent enough time searching for info on this that I now have a
> headache so am resorting to your help. Both are set up with
> Administrator accounts on XP Home SP2
>
> I came across Mark Salloway's site which tells of a registry entry to create
> http://www.mvps.org/marksxp/WindowsXP/dialup.php
>
> but I do NOT want these girls (16 and 12) delving into the registry and
> I don't know that I am confident enough to make a registry entry myself
> and I won't see them for months anyway.
>
> I thought that internet connections were meant to remain open with user
> switching but obviously I got that wrong.
>
> Can anyone help me with a reasonably safe solution to this problem?
> Thanks in advance
> miskairal
>


RE: Dialup and user switching disconnects