The New Connection Wizard Does Not Set the "Always Dial My Default Connection" Setting

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SYMPTOMS

When you run the New Connection Wizard to create a new Internet connection, your dial-up and virtual private network settings in Internet Explorer are set to the Never dial a connection setting instead of the Always dial my default connection setting. Therefore, Internet Explorer does not automatically dial your default Dial-up Networking connection when you want an Internet connection. This behavior occurs even if you select the Make this the default Internet connection option in the New Connection Wizard.

NOTE: By default, the Make this the default Internet connection option is selected in the New Connection Wizard.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

WORKAROUND

To work around this issue, use the Internet Connection Wizard (Inetwiz.exe) instead of the New Connection Wizard to create a new Internet connection or manually set the Always dial my default connection option. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. In Control Panel, start the Internet Options tool.
  2. On the Connections tab, click Always dial my default connection.
  3. Click OK.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

The New Connection Wizard replaces the Internet Connection Wizard in Windows XP, but the Internet Connection Wizard is still available. To start the Internet Connection Wizard, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type inetwiz, and then click OK.
To start the New Connection Wizard, use either of the following methods.

Method 1

  1. In Control Panel, start the Network Connections tool.
  2. Under Network Tasks, click Create a new connection.

Method 2

  1. In Control Panel, start the Internet Options tool.
  2. On the Connections tab, click Setup.

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Article ID: 327980 - Last Review: April 4, 2005 - Revision: 2.5
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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