Saving your password
with Windows 95 Dial-Up Networking
If you are having problems getting Windows
95 to save your password in the DUN (Dial-Up Networking) Connect
to box, then there are a couple of tricks you can try to get it put in
there automatically. First a little background as I understand it.
When you logon and use your LLION username in the connect to box, krifenbu
for me, Windows 95 will save that password under a file named krifenbu.
If I turn on my computer and log on in to Windows as Kevin or Rife, the
security features of Windows will not let me access the saved password
for krifenbu and therefore I have to enter it manually in the Connect to
box. If you are the only one using your computer, then the easiest
answer is to change the way you logon to your computer and start using
your LLION username. If you don't currently have a logon prompt when
you boot your computer, then you can get one by doing the following steps:
Now if you already have separate profiles
setup on your system, then you will have to install some third party software
to get by. For instance if you have one logon for personal and one
for work on your own computer, and one is your LLION username, then when
you connect to LLION from your non username you have to enter your password
manually. One workaround I have found is to use a connection helper
called DUNCE. In the DUNCE setup screen you can check the box for
"Enter your Password" and in the space put your LLION password. Dunce
will also automatically start the dialing of your LLION connection after
the listed number of seconds if you have the "Bypass Connect To Dialog
waiting" box checked and start re-dialing after a disconnect. Keep
in mind that if you have this set and you are dialing, when you click on
the cancel button, this will bring you back to the DUN Connect To window
and Dunce will think that it is supposed to dial and start the dialing
process again. You will have to hit the cancel button on the DUN
Connect To window to end the dialing process. I recommend setting
the "Bypass Connect To Dialog waiting" number to be 2, so that you will
have time to click on the cancel button before it starts re-dialing again.
On my computer, I manually click on my LLION connection and then start
my browser instead of starting my browser first and expecting it to start
the LLION connection. I have encountered problems with the newer
version of Dunce by using the latter method to get things started.
This is because the newer version of Dunce has an auto connect using feature,
which can be shut off, that makes it start the LLION connection automatically
when a browser is started.
Go to the Control Panel.
Double click on the Passwords icon.
Select the User Profiles tab.
Select the option of "Users can customize
their preferences and desktop settings....."
Click on OK and let your computer reboot.
Now when it asks for a login name, use your
You don't have to put a password in the password
blank here, Win95 stores separate login and DUN passwords.
You will be asked to verify the password,
just leave them blank also.
Use your LLION connection and put your LLION
username and LLION password in the blanks.
Click on the save password box and things
should get saved for next time..
The next time you reboot your computer, all
you have to do is hit Enter, don't use cancel or Esc, if you are prompted
to login for Windows 95.
When you start your LLION connection, DUN
should keep your password in the Connect To box after you enter it the
first time and get connected..
I tried to visit the Dunce homepage and
I didn't find it, so if you need this software, you can email me and I
will attempt to get it to you. All setup instructions are included
with the download file in the readme.txt file. I might add the setup
instructions here later if I feel that there is enough interest.
The files are zipped and will need to be uncompressed before using.
If you have any problems setting it up,
me and let me know.
Click on the icon
or goto the Dunce homepage at http://www.vecdev.com/
to get the newest version.
I hope that this info has helped.
If you get lost then drop me
a line and let me know where I lost you at and I will try to help.
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Page last updated: February 10, 2006