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My wifes laptop is trying to use DUN instead of network cable

My wifes laptop is connected to our home network via a network cable and then on to the internet via a router. Recently, her laptop has started trying to connect to the internet when surfing via dial-up networking connection instead of the network card connection. cancelling the dial-up connection results in the network connection then being used, but it happens every time the browser opens a new page (ie every time it attempts to access the internet and not the cache). She needs the dial-up connection because the ISP hosts webpages of hers, and have to connect via their server to maintain them, so removing the dial-up connections is not an option.

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Control Panel>Internet Options>Connections
Make sure that "Never Dial a Connection" is checked!

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Open up Internet Options (from the Tools menu in IE or right-clicking the desktop icon and selecting Properties, or through the Control Panel). On the Connections tab, select 'Never dial a connection.' When you want to connect to your ISP you will be required to manually start the dial-up connection.

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