In the Control Panel under Internet Properties, you are supposed to be able to select "Never dial a connection". But when that is selected, it will never hold. Then when we are surfing, the internet connection comes up and asks if we want to connect or work offline. By the way, we use Cable internet and have had NO lapses in connection when this happens. Is there a way to make the selection hold? Under Cable Internet Properties I have set the Redial attempts at 0 and on Advanced Dial-up, I have set the "try to connect at 1 time. Also on Network Connections, I have gone to Advanced and disabled the autodial when logged on. What else???