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Simple Question to Voyager USB users

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Simple Question to Voyager USB users

Hi. I live in sheffield & use plusnet through a modem/router. My dad lives in norfolk and connects using the Voyager USB Modem supplied my plusnet. He's been having problems connecting/loosing connections lately, and I've been helping him over the phone, but something is puzzling me, and my question is this:

When using a Voyager USB Modem, should the connection in "Network Connections" (Start, Connect To, Show all connections...) be listed as a "Dial up" connection?

I tried talking him through creating a new "Broadband" connection manually, but this tries to use a "WAN Miniport" to connect and is unable to get online.

If someone can confirm that the connection is listed as "dialup" for them and works fine, I'll leave it alone...
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Simple Question to Voyager USB users

I use a Voyager USB as backup and, yes, it is listed as a dialup connection.
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When using a Voyager USB Modem, should the connection in "Network Connections" (Start, Connect To, Show all connections...) be listed as a "Dial up" connection?


Yeah, that's normal for USB modems and how the Voyager looks too.

Once he's entered his details go back to the connection and right click it and select Properties. Make sure the first item on the Options tab is ticked (Display Progress While Connecting) but untick the 3 below it. That way he'll never need to enter details again and more importantly he'll not lean on the keyboard and change something.
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Simple Question to Voyager USB users

cheers.
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Simple Question to Voyager USB users

I believe that USB modems often show up as Dial Up purely because they are utilising a PPP connection. You should be able to easily get confirmation of this by checking the manual for the modem which I believe is available online.
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Simple Question to Voyager USB users

oh dear tell your dad to move to talk talk if he can the 105 adsl bt modem isnt the issue its plus net with there rubbish connection drop outs and yes it is classed as a dial up. and no it wont help changing the modem. your dads bt exchange rate will be the main issue so dont fall for the so called 8mb con its all down to bt not plus net
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Simple Question to Voyager USB users

ally20vt - Of your last 7 posts, 5 of them mention talktalk - we get it.
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Simple Question to Voyager USB users

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oh dear tell your dad to move to talk talk if he can the 105 adsl bt modem isnt the issue its plus net with there rubbish connection drop outs and yes it is classed as a dial up. and no it wont help changing the modem. your dads bt exchange rate will be the main issue so dont fall for the so called 8mb con its all down to bt not plus net


sounds like someone is starting to talktalk out of their arsearse :lol:
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sounds like someone is starting to talktalk out of their arsearse


LOL - Nice one!
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Simple Question to Voyager USB users

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*big grin*
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Its good to TALK