Why would I have to connect?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Gistcheckin, May 5, 2007.

  1. Gistcheckin

    Gistcheckin Guest

    I've been viewing various web pages but suddenly when clicking on two of the
    links (Elza Kasi and Urban Graffiti) from this page (Note: I did not click
    an MSN Dialup window appeared to click on connect. I have DSL and had been
    connected to the net.

    Also, Work Offline was checked which hadn't been. I unchecked it, but once
    I checked my connection, relaunched IE, and navigated to this page link in
    question, Work Offline was again checked and the MSN Dialup window to connect

    I've continued to navigate through other sites without this re-occurring.
    Gistcheckin, May 5, 2007
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  2. Gistcheckin

    Gistcheckin Guest

    This incident occurred again when clicking the Furry Trim link here -

    I checked and again, Work Offline was checked. I unchecked Work Offline, I
    closed out the MSN dial-up window, (I don't have MSN), I clicked the back
    button and clicked on furry trim link. Once again, Work Offline was checked
    and the MSN Dial-up window to connect appeared. Proceeded to uncheck Work
    Offline again, closed the dial-up window, clicked back, clicked on the rest
    of the links on the page and there were no issues with them.
    Gistcheckin, May 5, 2007
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  3. Gistcheckin

    Sleuth Guest

    I had a similiar problem.

    Go to "Internet Explorer" (icon on the desktop or start menu) - right
    click - "Internet Properties" then choose "Connections"
    Make sure the "never dial a connection" is ticked.

    For some reason I found that mine had changed to "Always dial my default
    connection" and caused the fault you are describing.

    Sleuth, May 6, 2007
  4. (cross-post added to XP Networking)

    DSL with PPPoE? A common symptom for such users is to get
    the Work Offline / Try Again decision. Do you see it too?
    Then it is simple enough just to click Try Again and continue
    unimpeded. It doesn't really happen often enough to me to even
    be a significant enough annoyance to try to figure out what
    I could do to avoid the usual cases which resolve themselves
    automatically. The dialog is useful to me for the ununsual cases
    where the link has actually dropped and I have to reconnect
    manually (e.g. with Ctrl-Esc, Connect To... etc.)

    The only possible explanation for the additional symptom that you
    (and a few other users) have reported of actually getting Work Offline set
    that I can think of is that I think that that dialog has an unfortunate default
    of Work Offline. So if the dialog was queued to be shown just as you
    were pressing Enter (or the appropriate accelerator letter for the
    Work Offline button or even a Space) you could see just your symptom
    instead of the dialog.

    Do you notice the Work Offline indicator in the IE Status bar come on
    when this happens? Try paying close attention to that indicator
    as you use your links to try to refine your symptom description.

    I've cross-posted about this to XP Networking before,
    hoping for tips about diagnosis or configuration settings
    and will try again with your thread. I know that most PPPoE
    users don't use manual connection, so I think it is a deficiency
    that there isn't at least provision for an automatic retry in their
    scenario which would avoid the display of that dialog and then
    could substitute a different message for cases when manual intervention
    was really required. Obviously a great improvement would result
    just from the simple change of the dialog doing Try Again by default.


    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, May 6, 2007
  5. Gistcheckin

    Gistcheckin Guest

    Thanks to both of you.

    Robert, I have SBC/Yahoo DSL not DSL dial-up.

    I've just uninstalled and reinstalled IE7. It seems an issue I'd reported
    within the 4/16/07 changed more than I was aware of (IE horked). I became
    aware of it while following Sleuth's advice. Once I performed a right click
    on the IE desktop icon, I found IE menu was not correct. (i.e. Open Home
    Page, Start without Add-ons, Create Shortcut, Delete, Rename, Properties). I
    believe it may be attributable to what took place the day I reported the


    Once the uninstall/reinstall took place, the correct menu items appeared.

    This current issue re: dial-up connect window appearing began yesterday.
    Gistcheckin, May 6, 2007
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