From MozillaZine Knowledge Base

To get Firefox or the Mozilla Suite to establish a dial-up connection automatically on Windows:

  • From the Windows Start menu, open the Control Panel (it may be listed under Settings).
  • Double-click "Internet Options".
  • Select the "Connections" tab.
  • Set the dial option to "Dial whenever a network connection is not present".
  • Select one of the dialup connections and press the "Set Default" button.

Additional steps for Windows 2000/XP

  • Open the Control Panel
  • Double-click "Administrative Tools".
  • Double-click "Services". If you are using the "Category" view in the Windows XP Control Panel, instead click "Performance and Maintenance -> Administrative Tools", and then double-click "Services".
  • Right-click each of these services and choose "Properties". On the "General" tab look for the box "Start Up Type" then choose "Automatic".
    • Remote Access Connection Manager
    • Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
    • Telephony


Mozilla Suite/Firefox cannot auto-disconnect but, on Windows, you can use rasdial from a command line to dial and hang up [1]. This program is part of the operating system. This MozillaZine forum topic describes how to use rasdial (or a third-party replacement) in a batch file to hang up after Firefox is closed.

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