Fast User Switching: Dial-up connection gets dropped

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Eslyjah, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I am using a free AOL account while I wait for broadband to become available in my apartment complex. I set up fast user switching for me and my wife, but whenever we switch between them, the modem connection gets dropped. Are any of the rest of you stone-agers experiencing this? Have you found any work-arounds?

    Thanks,

    E
     
  2. Wes
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    Wes

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    #2
    Are you using the AOL program to dial? Or just Internet Connect within Mac Os X, if you are using the latter, go to System Preferences, Network, choose your connection, go to PPP, PPP options, and I think your option to 'Disconnect when user logs out' is ticked, try un-ticking it.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Works

    Thanks, Wes, for the quick reply. I AM using the AOL program to dial, but I tried your suggestion anyway, and I am pleased to report that it works! AOL uses the modem settings in System Preferences as long as you tell AOL to use v92 instead of v90.

    Great catch!

    E
     
  4. Wes
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    Wes

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    Re: Works

    I'll remember that, I've never used AOL, but I knew that option from enabling it on my Dsl.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    iChat and other "status aware" programs seem to get logged off when switching users too.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Superdrive

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    Hopefully there will be a way to work around this in the future. Does iChat stay logged in while on dialup??
     

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