switch from dial up to cable !

March 5, 2009 at 05:18:46
Specs: Windows XP, 2.8 GHz Dual Core 3G.B. DDR2 RAM

Iam about to switch (finally) from dial up internet to comcast cable service . Iam curious if there are any steps pre-installation of the cable setup I should take ? For instance I want to make sure I retain my favorites and do I need to worry about my address book in outlook express being effected by the change, stuff like that . I still have the software from the dial up service installed or else I would not be online right now ,at what point should I uninstall that software ? Can I leave it in place untill the cable install is up and running to insure Iam not left hanging with no internet access ? Any suggestions and advice greatly appreciated !
Take Care & Thanks
Nick

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#1
March 5, 2009 at 05:46:38

The only thing you have to do is change the configuration so it doesn't dial anymore. The tech who installs the cable will probably do it for you.

However, one time a friend of mine asked me to be at her place when the tech arrived to make sure that everything went smoothly. Sure enough, he had a problem stopping the browsers from trying to dial.


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#2
March 5, 2009 at 06:03:26

And that can be found in IE, Tools, Internet Options, Connections and select Never Dial A Connection and then at the bottom of the page click on LAN Settings button and choose Automatically Detect Settings; Click Ok.

Once your clble service is up and running your can just leave the dial up software as is or remove it at any time that you like.

Bryan


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#3
March 6, 2009 at 04:52:54

Thank you for you input and the instructions you provided should the technician not take the steps he should to stop my system from trying to dial up to connect to the internet !
Greatly Aprreciated ,
Nick


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#4
March 6, 2009 at 05:49:04

Each cable company is different. Some of them drop the cable in your house and leave. Others configure your PC for you. Either way, it's not a big deal.

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