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Old 19th June 2004   #1
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Where Is Internet Options In Firefox?


I downloaded Firefox today and installed it. I have been doing a lot of research into it's options and features. Then I discovered that it has no Internet Options under Tools. I have been unable to find it anywhere. The reason I was looking is to determine how to set up a new dialup number if I had a new phone number to add in my internet connections.

I am aware that Options under Tools does contain some of the usual items found in Internet Options but does not seem to include Connections.

Where would I set up a new dialup internet connection in Firefox?

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I don't have dialup, so I am not much help, but look under General|Connections

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FireFox does not have Internet Options, as you know by now. It uses the dial up connection configured in Control Panel\Internet Options\Connections.

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Thanks Mark

I do see that I can add a new dailup through the Control Panel.

However, when the Connect box comes up through Firefox it only shows my default connection and the only way I see to change it is to manually change the phone number, user name and password. I realize I could change my default through the Control Panel and it would come up then.

This seems a lot of trouble when in IE it is just a matter of selecting which number I want if one of them fails to connect.

Am I missing something here?

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You are not missing anything, Firefox only looks for the default connection, the same as IE.
You could put shortcuts to those dial up connections on your desktop. You need to be in the Dial Up Networking folder to do this, found in Start\Programs\Accessories\Communications for 98, am not currently on my XP so I could not advise where it is for it.

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Thanks again, Mark

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Hi All,
I finally downloaded Mozilla Firefox and it is a lot faster than IE. I have 1 problem with it, that you good people may be able to help me with:

In IE I just click on a link and it logs on to my ISP and goes to the web that I requested. In Mozilla I have to click on the “ Dial” button to get it going. Is there a way to automate this?
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Sven,

This from the Mozilla FAQ:

2.14. How do I set up Mozilla to dial (connect) automatically? (Windows)

In Windows 98, open the Control Panel (Start | Settings | Control Panel). Double-click Internet Options. Select the Connections tab. Set the dial option to "Dial whenever a network connection is not present". Also, select one of the dialup connections and press the "Set Default" button.

In Windows 2000/XP open the Control Panel (Start | Settings | Control Panel). Double-click Administrative Tools. Double-click Services. Look for the following services:

* Remote Access Connection Manager
* Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
* Telephony

Set all those services to automatic.

Note: Mozilla cannot auto-disconnect.
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And: Windows 2000/XP: Autodialing

Windows 2000/XP: Autodialing

In Windows 2000/XP the autodialing process is different from Win9x. In Win9x autodialing was set in
Control Panel --> Internet Options --> Connections, but it's different in Windows 2000/XP.

To force automatic dialing when a program such as Netscape requires a TCP/IP connection do the following:
In Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Services, look for the following services:

* Remote Access Connection Manager
* Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
* Telephony

Set all those services to automatic. Now you can even set "Never dial a connection" in Internet options, the dial out process is independant to this option. You will notice that the interface for dialing out is different than the standard IE interface.

For DSL:
Disable TCP/IP for the DSL network card, since it only serves as a virtual modem for the DSL connection. If you have a LAN connected to your PC be careful not to deactivate TCP/IP for the local area network: If you have DSL and LAN you should have two network cards in your PC, one is for the DSL, the other for the LAN, so make sure you deactivate TCP/IP for the right card (the DSL card, for example "LAN Connection 1" or "LAN connection 2").
Newest thing people can try is to add the following line to user.js/prefs.js:

pref("network.autodial-helper.enabled", true);
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Ramona,
Thanks for the info, but that does not work. Set all 3 services to automatic, and now I get an additional dialog box telling me that a program has asked permission to access the internet and I have to click OK and then I get the “Dial” dialog box. So it is actually worth not better.
Am I missing something?
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Hi All,
Now I developed another problem, Mozilla refuses to go to some of my web pages. It tells me the path is incorrect, but it did go there before.
It looks like it is not ready for distribution. I think I wait for a later version.
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Hi Sven,

There's nothing wrong with Mozilla, if you have the correct settings in Windows. I run Windows 98SE, and I have autodial with Mozilla 1.7.

Mozilla must be your Default Browser, so have you enabled that setting?

In the Control Settings | Internet Options | Connections Tab
Select: Dial whenever a Network Connection is not present

Also ensure in the Control Settings | Internet Options | Program Tab
that Mozilla is selected as the Mail program

Ensure that your Mozilla startup page is an active link, i.e., don't start with a Blank Page. Or else start Mozilla Mail before you start the browser.

Take a look HERE for a discussion of autodial for Windows XP. I know that your settings will be different than mine, but autodial does work in Mozilla.

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Hi Ramona,
I downloaded Firebox 0.9, not Mozilla 1.7. I guess I wait till the full version comes out. This one is still Beta.
Hanks for your Help.
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Hi Sven,

Sorry you couldn't get autodial to work. What threw me on which browser you were using is this: In Mozilla I have to click on the “ Dial” button to get it going. Is there a way to automate this?. Sorry!

This is a "Windows" issue, and not a Firefox issue, as you can see from Dan's problem...

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Hi Sven,

This is a "Windows" issue, and not a Firefox issue, as you can see from Dan's problem...

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The problem that I could not solve easily is a Firefox issue. It does nor allow me to choose which of my phone numbers I wish to connect to. In IE I can easily change to another number if the default number does not work properly. For example, when I open Firefox and click one of my favorites the Connect box will open. It opens with my default number and does not give me a easy way to select one of my other numbers. I found this to be unacceptable and have uninstalled Firefox.

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It isn't a Firefox issue. IE uses the older Win98-style dialer, while Firefox uses the Windows 2000/XP dialer. The dialer you are having trouble with is actually the Windows 2000/XP dialer and not a Firefox-specific dialer.

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