How can I set the number of Authentication Retries for Dial-Up connections?

A. A. By default after two unsuccessful authentication attempts the dial-up networking (DUN) component will hang up the line however this can be changed to between 0 and 10. 0 means the line will be hung up after the first attempt, 1 will allow one retry etc.

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Move to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteAccess\Parameters
  3. Double click on AuthenticateRetries and set to the required value. Click OK
  4. Close the registry editor
  5. Reboot the machine for the change to take effect (or stop and restart the RAS services)

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