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Q & A: Avoid the VPN connect prompt

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Q & A: Avoid the VPN connect prompt

Postby chicagotech » Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:12 am

Jess wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a VPN connection defined, and a batch script which handles
> forging the connection via RASdial, altering routes for gateways and
> such; works great.
> The problem is that when I'm not connected to the VPN, and I'm
> browsing the 'net, if I hit an IP that's slow to respond, Windows pops
> a dialogue to connect to the VPN.
> Typically, the dialogue appears behind the browser window, and
> the browser tends to hang until I notice the presence of the window
> and dismiss it.
> Is there a way to prevent Windows from attempting the VPN
> connection? Seeing this in 2K and XP.
> I could probably find the answer to this if I could find a terse
> way to phrase the question. Thanks!

Internet Explorer -> Tools menu -> Internet Options, "Connections" tab,
Select "Never dial a connection".

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