Connection Method changed

August 17, 2009 at 17:07:31
Specs: winxp, msi
I'm on WinXP, with DSL Broadband. Since I acquired a new modem from my ISP my connection method to internet has changed. This isn't about a fault condition, but I'm curious.....
Now when I open Firefox browser I'm straight onto internet, I no longer need to connect manually through the broadband connection (its no longer enabled although I never changed any settings) .
Does this mean that I'm now connecting straight from „LAN“ so I can delete old Broadband connections? Much obliged for any help here.

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#1
August 17, 2009 at 20:35:05
When you go out to the internet you go out thru a wan. Lan is internal. Wan is external.

Internet is constantly on from your description. Manually starting is a sign of either having to authenicate against a login server before you can access the internet or the software support logged you off the internet when you weren't using it basically shutting down the connection.

By the sounds of it you are not behind a home router. It is well worth the cost in protection.


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#2
August 18, 2009 at 00:18:37
Thanks for the quick reply.The authentication window only disappeared after I connected the new modem. And I've always been behind a router.

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#3
August 18, 2009 at 08:13:54
glad to hear you are behind a router. authenication disappearing would be part of what I described. Have a great day.

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#4
August 18, 2009 at 09:58:21
So if the internet is constanly on and broadband connections don't seem to be doing anything, can I safely delete them?

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#5
August 18, 2009 at 12:19:21
If they preexisted before the change I don't see why not.

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