You can choose Internet connection settings in QuickBooks that enable you to access the Internet automatically or wait for a password. You can also choose to have QuickBooks automatically download information in the background while you're working.
Select Preferences from the Edit menu.
Click the Service Connection icon.
Click the Company Preferences tab.
Select Automatically Connect Without Asking for a Password if you want QuickBooks to be capable of connecting to online services automatically, or if your computer is normally online when you are working.
Select Always Ask for a Password Before Connecting if you want to be prompted to enter a password before an Internet connection is made.
Check Allow Background Downloading of Service Messages to enable that feature.