xp home multi user setup

  dippydon 17:14 14 Aug 07

mum needs to run the firefox browser to access her main internet interest(02 mobile)so she set up a separate account for herself via control panel.but it seems she has to install all our isp/modem software again.....is this correct ?.

  Clapton is God 17:38 14 Aug 07

This enables a permanent internet connection with multiple users on your PC under Windows XP.

Click on Start/Run and type Regedit.

In the Registry Editor navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.

Then right-click in the right-hand pane and select New/String Value. Name the value KeepRasConnections.

Double click the new key and set its value to 1.

  dippydon 17:58 14 Aug 07

thanks.we.v done that.when switching users via log off/start it seemed to disconnect.what do we do next.

  Clapton is God 18:40 14 Aug 07

That should have solved it, but you can try:

Go to Control Panel; Internet Options and choose the Connections tab.

Ensure that 'Always dial my Default connection' is selected. Click Apply.

Then choose Settings; Advanced. Ensure that 'Disconnect if idle for xx minutes' is NOT ticked and also that 'Disconnect when connection may no longer be needed' is NOT ticked. Click OK.

  GroupFC 19:21 14 Aug 07

I recall somewhere seeing a tick box along the lines of "use this connection for anyone using this computer" but I can't seem to find it now!

Perhaps this needs to be ticked (and somebody else knows where ro find it!).

  Clapton is God 19:24 14 Aug 07

The tick box you're referring to is one of the options when first setting up a new connection.

Thereafter it's not available (unless you delete the current connection and set it up again from scratch).

  GroupFC 22:43 14 Aug 07

Thanks for that - I knew I had seen it somewhere!

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