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#14020 11-Jun-2007 18:44
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Please forgive me if this is the wrong forum but this is my first time on here.
I have had normal connection through a broadband wifi connection that I suddenly lost during a power outage. When I re-connected my wifi connection is fine and shows an excellent connection. However, when I try and connect to the internet through a password protected access, the connection ignores the wifi and goes straight to a "Connecting through Wan miniport (PPPOE)" connection which it cannot locate and "dials" out. Under my device manager I have found 5 WAN miniport network adaptors one of which is "(PPPOE)". Strangely, when I check out the TCP/IP for my wifi connection under Properties I find that whereas it is ticked, the "uninstall" is blanked out implying that it needs to be "installed". A bit baffled - any ideas would be welcome.



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  #75423 20-Jun-2007 21:49
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  Not sure if you have solved this problem yet, but you may like to try this -

Open Internet Explorer, click on Tools, Internet Options, Connections, then ensure that you have "Never dial a connection" selected and saved .... I'm guessing you used a modem at some time and IE keeps trying to use this.  You may have to make this selection for each "connectoid" listed, or perhaps remove those no longer being used.


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