Hint: Direct shortcut to 3G connection in W8

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  1. moderate

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    #1 moderate, Apr 5, 2013
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    Hello.
    Maybe somebody will find useful to create direct shortcus to any of your "dial-ups" like UMTS, CDMA etc. WITHOUT pointing to charm.
    If you run:
    Code:
    ncpa.cpl
    (All network connections) and try to create shortcut from there, it will not work, it will still open charm, when such shortcut is double-clicked.

    So here is the hint:
    For the connection named for example "O2 UMTS", make following shortcut:

    Command line:
    Code:
    C:\Windows\System32\rasautou.exe -o -f "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk\rasphone.pbk" -e "O2 UMTS"
    Working directory:
    Code:
    C:\Windows\System32\
    Enjoy.