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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.
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:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/EN-US/ )How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
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:
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.
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:
Article ID: 327980 - Last Review: April 4, 2005 - Revision: 2.5