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Can't connect to games for 10-20mins after 2hr cut off from net, using ISDN router

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I connect to the internet through an Arescom 7x ISDN Router. I use Windows XP. My ISP cuts me off of the internet after I have been online for 2 hours. The router then redials automatically (dial on demand) and I am reconnected. However, for 10-20 minutes after reconnection (I have yet to discover whether it is a fixed time) I cannot connect to any online games. I can get email, chat on MSN or IRC and visit websites, but can't not connect to games. If I had manually disconnected and reconnected before the 2 hour limit was reached, I can play games.

The problem is the same for both computers on the network.

Does anyone know what the problem may be, and how I can resolve it?

Thanks a lot
-bart
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>My ISP cuts me off of the internet after I have been online for 2 hours.
get a new ISP, thats bogus

I would imagine the problem is when you get cut off (disconnected) you haven't logged off, and the sites probably have some sort of session timer
when you log off and back on, the logging off resets the timer, when you get disconnected, the session doesn't, preventing you from logging on (this would prevent you from logging on with two machines at once, and gaining an unfair advantage)
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Just to clarify, Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Quake III Arena are the offending online games.

I suppose that makes sense, but when I disconnect manually from another computer, while one is in game, and reconnect, I can carry on playing. This is plain confusing.

Could you suggest a flat-rate UK ISP with ISDN and good speed?
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sorry, but I'm in NE Ohio, US
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okies

any ideas anyone?
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