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Keyboard shortcut for closing connection

Posted August 2002 by Steve Sinchak

Closing a dial-up connection can be done with just one keypress:

1/- Find RASDIAL.EXE in \Windows\System32\ 2/- Right click on it and create a shortcut.
3/- Right click on this shortcut and choose properties.
4/- In the Target field, type space,/disconnect at the end of the path. That's normally:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rasdial.exe /disconnect
5/- click once on the Shortcut key field and press the key combination you wish to have for closing connections.
6/- Apply, OK

Using an expensive ISDN dial-up connection, I make many short dialup connections a day. Using this key-shortcut saves not only time (a couple of seconds each time) but also some money on my phone bill.

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