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Old August 15, 2009, 11:15 PM
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Default IE stuck in offline mode + msn dialup = no internet connection

Just a heads up... been seeing quite a few computers which were unable to connect to the internet due to msn dialup being set as the default connection. Symptoms are a message in IE that the person is in offline mode, and an option to change that through tools.... unchecking the "offline mode" doesn't stick.

Not sure where it's coming from, but the fix is fairly easy... control panel/internet options/connections: If you see msn dialup in the "Dial up and virtual private network" box (or anything else for that matter if they don't use dial up, pppoe [aliant/bell], or have a vpn) highlight the item, and remove it (lower right).
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Old August 16, 2009, 01:27 AM
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