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hi guys i am using dial up and it kepts droping out after 4 hours and it is not good is there any software which will make it stop droping out send me the links

so i can start downloading big files without thinking about having to reconect them

and help would be great

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Originally Posted by benny670

hi guys i am using dial up and it kepts droping out after 4 hours and it is not good is there any software which will make it stop droping out send me the links

so i can start downloading big files without thinking about having to reconect them

and help would be great

ben


were you file-sharing. if not i would think you should scan for virii. often-times a, sometimes unnoticeable when your on dial-up and used to slow loading, inordinate amount of bandwidth, once identified by the ISP manually or automatically will cause your connection to be killed. It happens with my cable modem, I don't know how it works with dial-up.
 

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Originally Posted by benny670

hi guys i am using dial up and it kepts droping out after 4 hours and it is not good is there any software which will make it stop droping out send me the links

so i can start downloading big files without thinking about having to reconect them

and help would be great

ben

I used to have the same problem, the reason for the problem is that your ISP is sending status packets to your computer, your firewall may be stopping your comp from responding, so your ISP is detecting your connection as active but not in use by a comp and shuts down the connection.
 

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yes i have virus scanned it but is there any way i coul dstop this from happing
 

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yes i have virus scanned it but is there any way i coul dstop this from happing

If you are running XP SP2, disable the firewall and see if it helps.
 

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yes that did not help i disconects every time at 4 hours exaly
 

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yes that did not help i disconects every time at 4 hours exaly

SO it is the SP2 firewall that is blocking the packets from being returned and causing your ISP to see your conenction as dead, leave the firewall off and it should be ok.

let me know if the problem starts up again.
 

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no it has not stoped i have turned off sp2 and it has not stop doing that

and i disconects every 4 hours

help please
 

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no it has not stoped i have turned off sp2 and it has not stop doing that

and i disconects every 4 hours

help please

if it disconnects like clockwork(every 4 hours) call your ISP... seems like it's their fault.
 

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no it has not stoped i have turned off sp2 and it has not stop doing that

and i disconects every 4 hours

help please

It also may be a preset time limit on connection via your ISP, I recommend sending them an email and seeing if they are responsible. I can't think of any software that would want you to stay offline, even viruses want you to stay online to spread.
 

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If it disconnects every 4 hours exactly then it's you Provider, call them and ask if there is a time limit on your internet for surfing or downloading. If so, then change provider
 

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Originally Posted by setite

i think i beat you guys to that conclusion


when I had MSN dialup, then would send packets to test for connections, if the response was not sent then they disconnected, I know that for earthlink and some others that it is a strict time shutdown, but I prefer to beleive that there may be something that can be done.
 

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when I had MSN dialup, then would send packets to test for connections, if the response was not sent then they disconnected, I know that for earthlink and some others that it is a strict time shutdown, but I prefer to beleive that there may be something that can be done.

There is a way, you just have to get the right software to do it.
Norton system works has a feature under web tools called connection keep alive.
what it does is simulate user activity, how ever often you set it to, so when you are away from your pc your isp still sees you as active.

Im sure there must be a feeeware app that would do the same thing.
 

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guy can you have a look for me and send me the links if you find some that that might work
 

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ConnectBuddy

there is one that I found. I couldnt test it my self since Im not on dialUp, but I did dl and virius scan it, and it is clean.
 

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thanks i give it a try and kept tryting to find more incase this dose not work
 
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