I'd recommend setting up at least two extension sets--one for when you're
connected to the network, with the client loaded, and one for when you're
not, with the client disabled. Then use Location Manager to switch between
the two depending on where you are. That's what I use with my laptop and it
works great.

Matthew Tevenan
Technical Support Specialist
Dantz Development Corporation

> From: Jon Gardner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Reply-To: "retro-talk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 09:38:32 -0500
> To: retro-talk <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Re: Powerbook dials internet once an hour?
> on 6/29/2000 6:26 AM, Ken Gillett at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>> This seems to be curing the symptom, not the route cause of the
>> problem. Why are they trying to dial out, there must be a reason?
>> This is not normal Mac behaviour, WiNT maybe, but not Mac. Find out
>> what is causing them to attempt the connection.
> On the contrary; it is absolutely normal behavior for any computer that uses
> TCP/IP services as part of the core OS. The majority of new Macs being sold
> are being connected to the Internet, and Apple has taken full advantage of
> this fact in the feature set of the Mac OS. If the Mac is set to use a
> network time server, check for software updates, or do any of a myriad of
> other built-in Internet-based activities, then it will try to establish a
> connection. That's exactly why the Remote Access setup has the option to
> force a manual connection.
> <><
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