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:
 
  1. Go to the Control Panel.
  2. Double click on the Passwords icon.
  3. Select the User Profiles tab.
  4. Select the option of "Users can customize their preferences and desktop settings....."
  5. Click on OK and let your computer reboot.
  6. Now when it asks for a login name, use your LLION username.
  7. You don't have to put a password in the password blank here, Win95 stores separate login and DUN passwords.
  8. You will be asked to verify the password, just leave them blank also.
  9. Use your LLION connection and put your LLION username and LLION password in the blanks.
  10. Click on the save password box and things should get saved for next time..
  11. 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.
  12. 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..
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.

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, email 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