Deleting a dialup connection on Windows 7


Some time ago, I had the need to setup a dialup connection on my computer running Windows 7 to connect to the Internet. Well, the need was for a couple of days. However, ever since then, I have been bugged by a popup dialog from this connection asking me to connect whenever my computer was having trouble finding the Internet. This was getting bothersome, and I looked and looked for how to go and delete this. It used to be pretty straight forward in Windows XP to delete this, as I could go and see a list of all Network Connections in the Control Panel.

But in Win 7, I just can’t find that setting in the Control Panel, under the Network and Internet option (as you can see below):

Network and Internet

So, what do I do? I didn’t know what to do and was getting very irritated day by day. Then I just tried doing one thing: I pressed the start key, and typed “Network Connections”, and voila, what do I see on top of the list? Here, see for yourself:

Windows 7

Well, then it was a matter of clicking “View Network Connections”, and then deleting the dial up connection from the window which shows up. Phew, no more pop-ups.


41 thoughts on “Deleting a dialup connection on Windows 7”

  1. Great oneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee waooooooooooooooooooooooo same prb i did that great thxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Amazing…the tip and the reality of the tip. Seems quite ridiculous that IT-minded people can’t find this option easily (although the solution is quite easy). Thanks!

  3. Same here ;) I’ve spend several days for such SSSIIIIMMMMPPPLLEEEE ???? thing !!!! Horror … and finnaly foung that sollution. THX!!!

  4. Fantastic! I regularly use a dial-up connection, but had temporarily installed a broadband dongle for connection while visiting the UK, which I used twice and ever since have not been able to get rid of the option for it on the dial-up box, particularly annoying as it was presented as the default option so I then had to click the drop-down menu to find my regular dial-up! Have been searching and searching for how to get rid of it!!!

  5. I had the same issue and tried the same solution, however I still get the popup trying to connect to the dial-up connection.

  6. You didn’t even have to delete the connection…. just right-click on it and cancel as default…. that fixes it and still leaves the connection in case it’s needed in the future (also a way to fix it if you DO use dialup but get tired of the popup)

  7. FABULOUS and EASY…I love that! Got rid of that annoying pop up – it came up , I swear, 200 times a day for me. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Thanks A Lot friend. I was frustrated with 3 dial up connections and was seeking an straight forward option to delete…U gave me this ability….Thanks once again…

  10. I wish it was that simple for me. The box where it shows connections has the dial up as disabled. The wireless is the only one activated and claims to be just fine. But I can’t get to dropbox b/c it goes to the disabled dial up connection. I can’t get it to stop that!!! I’m SO frustrated. I’ve been trying for a couple of weeks now, and can’t find anything in 7 that will give me the option to completely delete this connection, or to set the wireless as the ONLY one to go to. It’s very random, how it comes up, and extremely annoying, and stops me from getting routine ordinary one-click things done. Hair tearing here. Help!!

  11. It wouldn’t let me install adobe acrobat reader, b/c in the end it chose the non-existant dial up too. %-& Thanks for anything that will actually work. Verlie

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