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Disabling Windows DUN

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Stop Windows Dialling
Windows Dial Up Networking

How do I stop Windows from tying to use my dial-up modem instead of the router ?

Once you have your router installed, you may find that your Windows PC continues to call Dial-Up Networking instead of using the router when you try to access the internet.

On WindowsXP/2000, disable the dial-up preference from Windows Explorer :

On Windows 98 and earlier you can remove DialUp Networking (DUN) altogether if you don’t need it - do this from Control Panel/Network (Dialup Adapter).

If you do need DUN still, in Windows 98/ME, go to Windows Control Panel / Internet Options and check that Connect to the Internet using a LAN is selected. Also, make sure that you do not have any Proxy Server selected.

The screens vary depending which O/S and version of MSIE you have, as shown in the two screenshots to the right.

If you have Microsoft Explorer Version 4 :

If you have Microsoft Explorer Version 5 :

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