auto dial-ups

auto dial-ups

Post by Ronni » Mon, 21 Jan 2002 14:20:32

I just established a LAN between my PC with XP and my
machine with  98. I also set up all the sharing corectly.
I am able to share files, my printer, and also my
internet connection. I am using TCP/IP as my protocol.
Why is it than when ever I have both of my machines on
and the network is enabled, that my host computer (win
XP, the one with the dial-up connection and modem)
automatically trys to dial-up, and won't stop until it
establishes a connection? (even if I click cancel) the
modem re-engages. Can I have my network enabled without
being logged on to the internet.(to share files,
printers, ect?) I do want to be able to share my internet
connection though. If I have my XP machine on and then
boot up my 98 machine, my XP machine automatically starts
dialing up. How can I stop this? or can I?

Any info would be appriciated,


1. Unwanted dial-ups

This has only happened over the last few weeks, for no apparent

On boot up and then hourly my XP/HE installation keeps dialling up and
using any or all of my internet connections in turn in an attempt to
get out.  ZoneAlarm Pro stops any actual communication but not the
dial up happening.  It will do it even when games are being played.

The culprits superficially seem to be Smart Address and a 'Generic
Host Process'.  The extremely helpful (and I don't say this lightly)
tech support at Smart Address has said "There is no dial-capability
built into SA, so something on your system is picking up the TCP/IP
request and creating a dial-up session."  In fact there are something
like a dozen GHP attempts to every one of Smart Address's and so I
tend to think that the real culprit is Windows.

The only thing I've changed recently in order to stop the occasional
boot-up hang whilst there is an apparently fruitless search for my
network connections is that I disabled 'Workstation' - following
advice on this newsgroup.  That seems to have worked but I wonder if
there is something else which also needs to go!

Any help much appreciated.


2. Windows XP Start up Items

3. Copy Dial-Ups

4. Avi file limitations or bugs ?

5. Internet sharing with dial-ups?

6. Win 95 Task Manager

7. Need to log all my internet dial-ups

8. Fatal Exception 0D

9. Trouble with Several Dial-Ups

10. Profiles and dial-ups

11. XP - Dial-up Connection...keeps dialing and dialing and dialing and dialing

12. Pop-ups, Pop-ups, Pop-ups EVERYWHERE .. arghhh

13. Auto dialing setting reverts to "Never dial ..."