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Topic # 14020 11-Jun-2007 18:44
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Guys,

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.

Thanks,

Mariscalcus

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  Reply # 75423 20-Jun-2007 21:49
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Hi,

  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.

R.

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