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    Dial UP Connection Window RR/DFX?

    Hi, I have inquired to JohnWPB of the DFX3 skin which I activley use, if it would be possible to add a button and screen for DUN. I use a cell phone to get my internet on the go. At current I have to minimize RR and open a shortcut of the Pre-Setup Dial Up Connection. The all I have to hit is dial or disconnect. John responded to me and has figured mostly what to do. Here's the problem... I am a moron when it comes to skinning. This is what john gave me.


    "LOAD;Display_Properties.skin;NetworkConnections;C :\WINDOWS\system32\control.exe|netconnections"

    Ok... I don't even know where to start with this. Where does this incorporate? Is it RR or the skin? How can I create a button to take me to a screen, something like the Wireless Manager in DFX 3. Big robust matching buttons. I am doing reading and have been playing with the skin editor. I am still lost. Any help is much appreciated.

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    BumP!

    I have adopted a program called SP Dialer 1.40. It manages the Dun just like window with more options. Windows Dial Up Network manager is a component of explore there for running it is a pain. This incorporates a Dial/Hang up button. It also allows a HOTKEY to be mapped for the dual function. I press END key and it connects, I press END key again and it disconnects. There's got to be a way to just have a button on the Main Menu that can serve this same function. Maybe something to mimic the key stroke? Rout to OSK perhaps in the background. I have embedded the app but it is ugly and i don't need the program in RR itself. It can just run in the tray as long as I had that button. Any ideas?? C'mon!?? Yer all geniuses!

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    Dougw133 here's what my buddy and I did.

    First locate the Exec.tbl file within DigitalFX.
    Create a couple of files:
    1. "MyApp48","RunQ;$SKINPATH$\connect.bat"
    2. "SetCommandLabels48","SETVAR;MyApp48LB;CONNECT||Se tCommandLabels49"

    and another set for Disconnect:
    1. "MyApp49","RunQ;$SKINPATH$\disconnect.bat"
    2. "SetCommandLabels49","SETVAR;MyApp49LB;CONNECT||Se tCommandLabels50"

    Then create two .bat files using notepad. Call one Connect.bat and the other Disconnect.bat Save in the digitalfx folder

    examples:
    connect.bat contents = rasdial "your connection name" (be sure to put the connection name in quotes)

    disconnect.bat contents = rasdial "your connection name" /d ( again be sure to put the connection name in quotes)

    This should 1. create your "connect" and "disconnect" buttons and the .bat files will allow the built-in ras dialer in windows to start or stop the connection pending on button pushed.

    Hope this helps

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    ok you need to use rasdial...its the easiest way to connect to a phone modem (USB or bluetooth)

    all you need to do is create a standard dial up connection using your phone as a modem...

    Next is to create 2 batch files..just use notepad and when you save the file just make sure you put .bat at the end of it....I called my disconnect.bat and connect.bat

    In the following examples..."NationalAccess - BroadbandAccess" is the name of my dial-up connection...change it to the name of your dial-up connection

    connect.bat looks like this:
    Code:
    rasdial "NationalAccess - BroadbandAccess"
    and disconnect.bat looks like this:
    Code:
    rasdial "NationalAccess - BroadbandAccess" /d
    Next are the button codes....put the 2 batch files you made into your skins directory...

    the code for the buttons are:
    Code:
    B,120,175,250,75,"RunQ;$SKINPATH$\connect.bat",
    and
    Code:
    B,440,174,250,75,"RunQ;$SKINPATH$\disconnect.bat",

    that should do it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsrblade View Post
    Dougw133 here's what my buddy and I did...
    haha...beat me to it...

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    quick screen shot

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    Well thanks a lot for all the help! I am going to try these right now.

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    Alright I have written the Bat Files and allocated the buttons... There is to be two buttons ? Connect and disconnect? I have written the bat files as you stated. My DUN name is "VZW" so that's what I put. The buttons come I know how to do that. Only problem is, Nothing happens...No attempt to dial. Will the DUN window actually open? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougw133 View Post
    Alright I have written the Bat Files and allocated the buttons... There is to be two buttons ? Connect and disconnect? I have written the bat files as you stated. My DUN name is "VZW" so that's what I put. The buttons come I know how to do that. Only problem is, Nothing happens...No attempt to dial. Will the DUN window actually open? Thanks
    You have to have the DUN always dial so to do that:

    Open Internet Explorer
    Click on Tools and then Internet Options
    On the Internet Options window click on the Connections tab
    Underneath your connection ("VZW") there will be 3 options:

    • Never dial a connection
    • Dial whenever a network connection is not present
    • Always dial my default connection



    Click the radio button next to Always dial my default connection and make sure it says Default next to "VZW"
    Then click on Apply and then press OK

    As far as showing you a connection screen....I'm almost positive it doesnt. It will just connect "behind the scene"...the only way you'll know if your connected is the Online Status indicator on the skin...DFX3 has it for sure up in the top left of the top window...

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    Found the problem... One of the files saved as text and not batch... It works great, thanks a lot. This makes this so much easier for me.

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