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Often, but not always, when I wake my Powerbook 12" G4 from sleep, I find an error (seemingly originating from Entourage) that Internet Connect failed--device not found (that's a paraphrase; I never remember to jot down the exact text). At this point, the Progress bar in Entourage indicates that it is attempting to dial--"Dialing connection" or some such. However, I have a cable moden, and the connection method is set to Ethernet. Indeed, if I next try to check my mail, it connects properly (via Ethernet), and any automatic connection (I have a schedule set to check for mail every ...

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    Default Powerbook dialing?

    Often, but not always, when I wake my Powerbook 12" G4 from sleep, I
    find an error (seemingly originating from Entourage) that Internet
    Connect failed--device not found (that's a paraphrase; I never remember
    to jot down the exact text). At this point, the Progress bar in
    Entourage indicates that it is attempting to dial--"Dialing connection"
    or some such.

    However, I have a cable moden, and the connection method is set to
    Ethernet. Indeed, if I next try to check my mail, it connects properly
    (via Ethernet), and any automatic connection (I have a schedule set to
    check for mail every 10 minutes) works.

    Now:
    1) I thought there might be virus or somesuch, but Virex has not found
    anything.
    2) the issue *seems* connected to Entourage--is is that app that says
    it's trying to dial a connection, not, as far as I can see, some other
    program.
    3) it only happens when waking (I assume that no connection attempts can
    be made while the PB is asleep), and even then not always
    4) my only other thought is that some application is attempting to
    register itself, or otherwise make some connection, but why would it
    dial and not use the cable modem, which is how the connection is set?

    I don't normally have a phone line connected.

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    Default Re: Powerbook dialing?

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    <heimdall-B1FD10.14523718082003news4-ge1.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>, Scott
    <heimdallspamless.invalid> wrote:
    > Often, but not always, when I wake my Powerbook 12" G4 from sleep, I
    > find an error (seemingly originating from Entourage) that Internet
    > Connect failed--device not found (that's a paraphrase; I never remember
    > to jot down the exact text). At this point, the Progress bar in
    > Entourage indicates that it is attempting to dial--"Dialing connection"
    > or some such.
    >
    > However, I have a cable moden, and the connection method is set to
    > Ethernet. Indeed, if I next try to check my mail, it connects properly
    > (via Ethernet), and any automatic connection (I have a schedule set to
    > check for mail every 10 minutes) works.
    I see something similar with mail and a leased line connection. I think
    there is a tiny timing window on wake when mail wants to read from the
    POP server and the ethernet is still rubbing its eyes. The locations
    nonsense detects the simultaneous lack of ethernet and desire to read
    mail, mistakenly thinks you are on the road and starts dialling. Try
    creating another location that does not know about the modem.
    Elliott Roper Guest

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