Why does my iBook always want to Dial??

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by sethwerkheiser, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. sethwerkheiser macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    I just encounterd this problem last night. I was done doing all my online stuff so I closed up Safari, iChat, Mail - all that online stuff - and decided to move off the couch. I unplugged the phone cord and then this happend...

    My iBook kept trying to dial. To the point where I got the rainbow colored beach ball and I couldn't do anything. I would hit disconnect and such and after about 2 minutes it would finally catch up.

    Could this have something to do with me having iDisk "opened".... possibly my computer is trying to connect to .mac all the time?
  2. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    If you have the connection set to auto dial on demand, any application that tries to access the net will make the system dial. I would guess the iDisk is trying to do just that.
  3. Wano macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2002
    This happened to me on my powerbool right after i installed the iDisk utility..and i wasn't sure what it was, so i posted here and i got the same recommendation, just turn the auto connect off in system preference.

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