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Dial up connection times out during download

Posted on 2002-04-15
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My dial-up networking connection is set to disconnect after 20 minutes of inactivity. This happens even in the middle of a large download. If I don't manually access a web site every 19 minutes, the stupid computer thinks there is no activity, even though the download is proceeding! This is very inconvenient and should not happen. What do I need to do to prevent this? Running
WIN 2000
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jmiller47 earned 600 total points
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The first thing that I would check if you didn't already is if you ISP is the one disconnecting you. I have a sneaking suspicion that it is. You can check this by turning OFF the feature to disconnect you after 20 minutes in Internet Options and then see if it is still disconnecting you.

Let me know how this works or if you laready tried it. I have seen a lot of dial-up ISPs that disconnect you no matter what...
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by:chriswheat
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jmiller 47,
After reviewing you suggestion I called my ISP, who told me that their modems are set to disconnect after 30 minutes of true inactivity (no packets moving either direction), and that I should uncheck the "disconnect after x minutes" option. Feeling certain that that will solve my problem, I'm awarding you the points.
Thank you,
chriswheat
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