I've run into an interesting problem.
I'm trying to assist someone's modem problem, which is that the dial-up networking account auto-disconnects after ~20 minutes of idle time. I'm trying to find a way to keep the connection alive. This is an AMD K6-2 PC, 64 MB of RAM, Win98, and a Boca Research 56K PCI modem (M56HI).
I disabled the related features in IE5:
Disconnect if idle is unchecked as are the other boxes.
Also, I went to Dial-Up Networking properties to check there:
However, the Disconnect if idle option is GREYED OUT.
Is this a limitation of this Winstorm modem? Is it not configurable for autodisconnect/permanent connection because it is a Winmodem?
I am wondering if there is a setting that will fix this problem (error control, flow control, etc.) or if an updated driver might help. I've found a possible driver at:
By the way, the current modem driver version is Rockwell v126.96.36.199
Sorry so lengthy.. just wanted to give as much info as I could think of.
Might have to use a Ping program, but it'd be nice to avoid that, if there's another way.
Thanks in advance,