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    screensaver disconnects

    Recently, I was able to set up my screen saver so that when it was activated, my high speed connection was disconnected. I can't remember how I did it so I can't reverse the process.
    I'm using Windows XP SP2 with Windows blank screensaver .
    Any advice?
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    Jack
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    Re: screensaver disconnects

    Jack,

    I can't say if I have ever heard of an option to accomplish this unless there is something in your ISPs setup to do this.

    Out of curiosity, just why do you want to disconnect when the screensaver kicks in?
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    Re: screensaver disconnects

    Hi Bob.
    I wanted to disconnect when the screensaver kicks in so that when I leave my computer for long periods during the day no one can scan my ports. My firewall often tells me that my ports are being scanned and I would prefer that not to happen while I'm not here to stop all active response..
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    Re: screensaver disconnects

    Perhaps that was a feature of whatever firewall software you were using...? No matter, I honestly wouldn't worry about port scans. Port scans are common (your ISP probably does it) and a firewall's job is to prevent them from seeing anything. To the outside world, my LAN is an invisible entity unless I specifically open a port on the firewall.
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