Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

Dial-up connection does not connect automatically

I can't get the dial-up connection to connect automatically.

When I open Windows Explorer, my Internet dial-up connection opens. I click on Internet Explorer and the dial-up connection opens. Internet Explorer 5.5 opens next and then the dial-up connection opens again. This all started after I noticed that I could not get the dial-up connection to connect automatically.
The problems you are experiencing are the results of not being connected to the network. Explorer most likely has mapped drives that are on the remote network and IE wants to make the remote connection to find the Internet. Fixing the problem will depend on your configuration and what you are usually trying to connect to. If I had to guess, I would say that you are connecting to some type of corporate environment. For this reason, I would think that you would want to make sure that the box that says to use dial-up to log on is checked. This check box appears at the authentication screen (when you first log on to Windows 2000). Hope that helps - really solving your issue will mean solving the connectivity problem.
This was last published in April 2001

Dig Deeper on Microsoft Active Directory Design and Administration

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.