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quoman999 | 18:49 Thu 14th Feb 2008 | Technology
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I have recently switched to Sky broadband, however, my son cannot access the internet from his "user account" in XP unless I am also logged on, as he cannot connect to the internet. With my old ISP, he just clicked on the desktop icon and connected, but with Sky, there is no icon - I have even tried running the installation CD on his user account, to no avail. I contacted Sky, who said it is an issue with my computer, not their broadband. Is this correct? How is my son supposed to access the internet if I am not there, which is often. I don't want to give him my password as that will give him access to my own user account. Does anyone know what I have to do to enable him to connect to the net via his own user account? Thnak you


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Don't use Sky but, can't you give him access by giving him guest rights as you would do with a normal ISP?
does your son have a "guest" account or a"limited" account my guess is he has the former as a guest account can not initiate an internet connection on its own
if this is the case go to user accounts in control panel and set up a "limited" account for him - you can then set up "permissions" for him

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