My HomeCall (now Pipex) broadband install CD takes for ever to run, due to its fancy
Shockwave animated menus. It is a pain to have to wait for it whenever I need to reinstall.
I can skip the process by installing the modem drivers manually, but then I also have to configure the DUN settings by hand.
None of this is rocket science, but takes at least as long as running the crappy install disk! So...Is there a nice piece of freeware that will backup and restore my DUN settings with minimal fuss?
Ideally with no install or even better using standard WinXP functionality
So far I found...DUNDUP
- which is in English, is free, and will sync DUN settings across a network, or import / export to a file. The negative is that it needs installing (though could possible just grab the exe for future use
) and exports to a .pbk file (Windows Phonebook). I am unclear whether I need the DUNDUP software to restore these settings, or whether XP will handle a .pbk file on its own.DUN-Backup
- which is in German, is free and certainly backs up the DUN settings, possibly other things too. (My German is rudimentary, and tops out at 'please can I have directions to the train station'
). The DUN settings are written to a .dat file, which would require DUN-Backup to import the settings.
Any other recommendations?