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The connection to the internet is always kicking me out. sometimes without a warning. can this be my modem?

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Hi meow,
that would be your internet service provider. call them up and tell them about your frequent internet disconnection. :)

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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select menu bar this will add file edit view fav tools and help

click on tools then from the drop down list internet options connections tick in never dial a connection

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