View Full Version : How can launch dial up internet connection from BM?
05-19-2004, 08:54 AM
I would like to add a menu option called "Connect to internet" which would launch my network connection (through windows dial up connections) in order to allow dialing into the internet without minimizing Beyond Media. Since this file is not an .exe, if I right click on it, I don't get the "Add to Beyond Media" option. Is there a way to do this? I'm using Windows XP Pro, SP1.
That eazy you need make a shortcut just go to Network and Dial-up Connections rigth click on your profile then all you have do is copy it ?:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\SnapStream Media\Firefly\Programs\
05-19-2004, 09:38 AM
Thanks! I'll give it a try tonight.
05-20-2004, 11:50 AM
Thanks SHS, that did work but now I don't know how to disconnect from the internet through the BM interface. I added a menu item for connecting and then a menu item to bring up my browser. Now I need a menu item to disconnect. I'm trying to make this super-easy for the spouse!
05-24-2004, 12:30 PM
Well, I stand corrected, it sort of works. If I click on my "Connect To Internet" with my mouse it properly launches the Dial Up Connection window. However, if I use the FF remote, it just sort of hangs for a short while before coming back to life. Sometimes it doesn't come back but BM stops responding and I have to kill it through Task Manager. Any ideas of why this would happen from the remote and not the mouse?
Also, still would like a way to disconnect from the menu if anyone has any ideas about that too.
06-02-2004, 02:25 PM
I asked something like that in http://help.att.net/care in their forum about Dialer. I don't know if you can get access to that forum. I asked them about how to automatically dial up internet and download program guide and then automatically disconnect the connection. What I was told is to create a short cut to the dail-up connection and schedule a task to run that shortcut in a recurring schedule. I don't remember the exact steps to create that shortcut. But creating a schedule task should be quite simple.
The way to disconnect the dail up connection is to setup the connection in a way that it will terminate itself after X minutes of no activities. You need to set it in two places: One in the dail up connection, another one in Internet Explorer. Again, I don't remember the exact steps. If you really want to know the exact steps, you can ask again here, and I will look up the info for you.
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