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3. Installation > 26. Dial Up Automatically on Startup

Dial Up Automatically on Startup

Save yourself from having to hand-connect to the Internet before surfing with Firefox.

This hack explains how to automatically dial up your ISP when Firefox starts. Disconnecting is more problematic. Attack that using timeout configuration items provided by the operating system. If you want Firefox to auto-dial for you, this preference must be left on:

network.autodial-helper.enabled   /* default = true */

Windows 95/98/98SE/ME

Dial-up technology under these Windows versions has a top layer called Dial Up Networking (DUN). To get this working without fail, make a copy of a Firefox desktop shortcut and change the copy. Change the specified firefox.exe program to run firefox.bat instead. Create that .bat file with these contents:


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