Re: Dial up and LAN confusion !
"Allan" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "RJK" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Just untangled a HP nx9005 lap/note/top/book's Dial-Up and LAN
>> connections !
>> Owner only has access to dial up.
>> The LAN connection had proxy settings in it - same as those required in
>> the dial-up connection properties,
>> (proxy settings - www-cache.orangehome.co.uk),
>> So when connecting it to my router / LAN lead, (at diff. location - at my
>> place), it seemed to trying to route through the above server name
>> yielding IE's "unable to connect to server" etc.
>> Deleting those proxy settings in the LAN connection properties, and
>> selected LAN's "Automatically detect settings" , and selecting "Never
>> Dial a Connection" or "Dial only when a network connection is not
>> present" quitting and restarting as necessary etc. ....was a no go, ...it
>> kept trying to route through above server name.
>> Had to delete the Orange dial-up connection ....something scrambled ?
>> ...causing unneeded proxy server name to appear in LAN properties ?
>> Going to have to redo Dial-Up connection of course - mumble ...mumble !
> I don't understand why this happened to your friend's computer. The proxy
> settings on a dial-up connection have nothing to do with and are
> completely independent from the LAN connection. You could just delete the
> LAN connection and create a new one. I change the proxy settings on the
> LAN as needed on my Windows XP Home SP3 installation and it has no effect
> on the existing dial-up connections.
Thanks, that's what I did in the end. I removed the proxy settings in the
LAN conection, deleted the dial-up connection and re-created it - and all
was then Ok. I was aware of how glitchy dial-up can be - many times in the
past have fought a losing battle with a dial-up connection, only to end up
deleting it and re-creating it !