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    Modem won't disconnect (XP)

    How can I set my modem to automatically disconnect dial-up when I shut down?
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    Re: Modem won't disconnect (XP)

    In Internet Explorer, go to Tools > Internet Options and click on the Connections tab. Then click on the Settings button and then on the Advanced button. This should give you a window with the option you are looking for. See the attached ScreenShot.
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    Re: Modem won't disconnect (XP)

    If you shut down the PC, the modem will invitably drop the line, since it also is powered off! (I suspect you may already know this...!)

    But ticking BOTH the options in the screen that Doc showed is a good move. But on Windows 98 I could never be sure that the "Disconnect if idle for nn minutes" even worked. XP is probably more reliable.

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    Re: Modem won't disconnect (XP)

    Doc,

    You came to my rescue again - THANX!!

    Peace.

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    Re: Modem won't disconnect (XP)

    John,

    Thanks very much. While I don't know too much about either Win98 or XP, I am grateful for the feedback. Alas, I am hopeful the fix will work as it is annoying to find my moden has decided not to release the line as I have only one . . . all too few phone calls to be sure, but if needed, someone should be able to get through and I find that I fail to check it faithfully . . . I should perhaps develop better habits - thanks again.

    Peace.

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