Internet connection stays on with Lan

September 24, 2010 at 21:30:30
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium4/640
I just bought DLink 8 port switch; not Router or Hub. Got all connected OK. Everythink communicating, but Dial-up connection stays on. Can't disconnect. Can't connect to Internet because "line is busy".

Can I separate the Lan from the Internet? I've tried all setting "I" know of.

Modem is in slot of computer, Lan port is on MBoard.

Any thing that can be done?

Thanks, Rick

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September 24, 2010 at 21:43:47
Should have stated that this is a "wired" system.

Also, that my Provider toolbar says "connected" but not really connected to Internet.


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September 25, 2010 at 18:54:50
no one can help?

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September 25, 2010 at 19:31:44
You haven't explained your problem in a way that makes sense.

So you bought an 8 port switch. What does it connect to? If you no longer need the 56k dialup modem why not take it out? How are you connecting to the internet now?

What "everythink" is communicating? By the way the word is EVERYTHING

Describe your network and tell us what type of internet connection you are attempting to access.

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September 25, 2010 at 20:43:52
Ok, sorry.

I connected my PC to the switch and the switch to a DVR; so I can control the video of my cameras via the PC. This part I had working; I cound communicate and view the video.

I connect to the Internet with the 56k modem. Dial-up,,,,, Only problem was that the modem stayed connected/on even while not actually connected to the Internet. I could not just open Internet Explorer and connect. It stated line was busy. I had to shut down computer, disable Lan, and reconnect to internet. I am not trying to get to internet thru Lan. I want it separate, at least at this time.

If I ever spring for satellite connectivity; I'll reconfigure.

My dial-up connection; 56K modem isn't meant to be on 24/7.

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September 25, 2010 at 22:16:37
I suspect the DVR or it's control software is using your dialup connection and that's the reason it will not allow you to disconnect. Have you enabled ICS by any chance?

Did you manually configure the IP addresses of the devices in your LAN? Are your cameras connected by ethernet cable / IP or coax cable?

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September 26, 2010 at 05:57:49
Cameras are coax.

Have no idea what ICS is.

Manually set IP address.

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September 26, 2010 at 06:36:08
ICS is internet connection sharing. It a means of sharing the modem connection with other computers via the LAN. I would still suspect the DVR or it's software of accessing the internet and thereby preventing you from terminating the dialup session.

I'm not sure how you go about modifying that but there may be something in the DVR control software settings that you can adjust. As a last resort you can always unplug the phone line from the modem when not in use.

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