Disabling the “Always Dial My Default Connection” Option
With DSL Internet service, your computer does not need to dial a phone call to connect to the Internet. If your computer tries to dial whenever you check your email or browse a web page, there is a setting you need to change to alter this behavior.
Disable the Default Connection in the Hubris Dialer
If you used the Hubris Communications CD-ROM to configure your computer for DSL access, follow these steps first. Then follow the steps to tell Windows to never dial a connection.
- On the desktop, double-click the Hubris icon.
- In the window that appears, click the button labeled “Options.”
- In the window that appears, uncheck the option labeled “Set as the default Internet connection.”
- Click “OK,” then click “OK” again to save your changes.
Configure Windows to Never Dial a Connection
- Open the Control Panel:
- Clicking the Start menu.
- Click “Settings,” then “Control Panel.” In Windows XP, “Control Panel” is available right on the Start menu.
- In the window that appears, double-click the icon labeled “Internet Options.” In Windows XP, you may first need to click the option on the left labeled “Switch to Classic View.”
- In the window that appears, click the tab at the top labeled “Connections.”
- Click the option labeled “Never dial a connection.”
- Click “OK” then close the Control Panel to save your changes.