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    Strange ICS behavior

    I have two computers networked together in a peer-to-peer arrangement sharing a 56K modem internet connection. Both run Win98SE. The network is running fine. I see both computers, can pass files, etc. I installed ICS, and have two strange things going on. When I boot the ICS client machine, it dials the modem in the ICS server machine regardless of whether I have requested a connection from either machine. And, every so often, it will just dial the modem after both machines have been up and running for a while.
    I installed Twiga's Remote Disconnect Utility and I can break the connection. Just can't seem to keep track of when it gets connected.

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    Re: Strange ICS behavior

    I've had similar problems with my network and ICS at home, too. I believe that when the client computer does its startup routine, it checks for network drives, and also for a connection to the Internet (you do have it set to connect using a LAN, right?).

    Well, when the server receives this, it says, 'hmmm...you want an Internet connection? I'll create one for ya!"

    In response to the random dial-outs - its probably some TSR that is trying to update itself. Of course, I can't talk about the Internet without mentioning today's Scary Internet Buzzwords. It might be some spyware trying to send an update to the mothership.

    If you're tired of all of this extraneous dialing, and if it isn't too difficult for the ICS client's user, just set the ICS client's connection (Tools > Internet Options... Connections Tab) to 'Never dial a connection', and just change it back when you're ready to surf.

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