Configure redial options

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 7

You can use this procedure to configure how Windows attempts to redial phone calls that are not successfully completed. You can configure how many times and how frequently Windows attempts until it succeeds, and whether Windows automatically tries to reconnect if the connection is dropped.

Any user account can be used to complete this procedure.

To configure redial options

  1. Open the Network Connections folder and view available connections.

  2. Right-click the dial-up connection you want to configure, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Options tab, in Redialing options and Redial attempts, click the arrows to set the number of times the dial-up connection is automatically redialed if the first attempt to connect fails.

  4. In Time between redial attempts, expand the list to set the amount of time to pause between the end of one attempt and the beginning of another.

  5. If you want the connection to automatically redial if the line is dropped, select the Redial if line is dropped check box.


In Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, you can also configure Point to Point Protocol options by clicking PPP Settings and specifying the settings you want.

Additional considerations

  • The Time between redial attempts pause lets the device reset itself before redialing. The default is one minute. If that is not enough time, increase this setting. You can also experiment with shorter times, but if you make the pause too short, the device does not have time to reset itself.

  • If you are using Internet Explorer, the default browser settings for dial-up connections might conflict with these redial options.

See Also


Configure Dial-up Options
Configure Network Connections