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WON and autodial

Contributed by: JT King
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

If you have Dial-Up Networking set to auto-dial and you’re trying to use WON, you may find that your modem starts dialing every time you try to connect to a remote share. To fix this, enter the IP address of your Windows machine into the Gateway field of Be’s Network preferences panel.

Because WON uses DNS services, your request will attempt to dial because it’s looking for a DNS server. Making the Windows machine into the gateway gets around this problem. A future version of WON will probably correct this behavior.

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