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Folks,

I've duplicated this message on the modem forum too - I hope you don't mind. I'm baffled.... I don't know if it's a modem problem, a trojan, a corrupted registry, or what...


Recently my dialup connection (Smartlink 56k modem on PC Windows XP Home Edition) has been ignoring all the settings for the auto-disconnect when idle for n minutes.

This problem is driving me up the wall, as it worked fine for 18 months. Now, whatever I do, my dialup connection remains active. I've been through all the modem settings and reinstalled the modem, etc.

I'm at a loss to know where to look. What could have changed. I did have MSBlaster, but cleaned it out. I have installed Zonealarm firewall, and it tells me that I am getting "pinged" every 30 seconds or so, but I don't know if that is affecting the "idle" condition of my modem. I have tried shutting down everything and having only the dialup running - still it remains active indefinitely.

Any ideas?

thanks,

Michael
 
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