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hawthorn

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Hi All

Im back having reinstalled everything, loaded and updated Norton, and loaded SP2, with no problems at all, unitl now, maybe...

This certainly is a new one on me... I tries to cgo online about 15 mins ago, and failed. My IOL connection icon just greyed out when I double clicked on it. I couldnt even right click and select open, greyed out too. So I went to Network Connections and discovered that this was running, and apparently connected for 15 hours:

Lan or High Speed Internet 1394 connection
Connected, Firewalled
1394 Net Adaptor


I dont even know what this is, I knew it was there but never saw it doing anything before. My phone line was active too, i couldnt make calls, but it was a different sound, I think, than when Im connected to the net normally.

So I disabled 1394, and was able to connect as usual. Then just there now I enabled it, and the connection timer started but I dont know what I was connected to or what it's for. So of course I disabled it again.

Whats going on at all? Dont say Im going to have a huge phone bill....!

Kevin
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1394 is a Firewire connection. Usually used for digital video camera's and other high speed interfaces. Windows XP lists it under network connections. Nothing to worry about.
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Thanks for that. Funny though that i couldn't go online while that was "connected". Anyway thanks again!

KC
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