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Dial-up Connection doesn't stay connected

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  1. twillwood041

    twillwood041 Thread Starter

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    Hey,

    I use a dial up connection and I like to keep my computer connected for long periods of time but i've noticed after every 6 hours, my modem disconnects automatically, screwing up everything I was downloading.

    I tried to check all my settings but I can't find anything that determines how long the pc stays connected until it disconnects.

    The bottom line is I want to connect my computer and have it stay connected for as long as I want, not 6 hours.

    Thanks for your help,

    -Tom
     
  2. Top Banana

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    Every ISP has a dial-up cut-off. Mine is 2 hours. Yours is 6 hours. You are very lucky.

    Only solution.......Get broadband. Always on. No cut-off.
     
  3. twillwood041

    twillwood041 Thread Starter

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    I had a feeling that my ISP controlled that and now I know for sure. Guess I'm going to look into broadband.

    Thanks a lot,

    -Tom
     
  4. Top Banana

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    Yep, nothing you can do about it, Tom. I can't get broadband...I would jump at it. Stuck with 56k.

    Good luck. Hope it's available in your area.
     
  5. $teve

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    broadband...............best thing i ever did.............if you use the net for long periods.........it works out cheaper than dialup anyway.............specially in the uk:rolleyes:
     
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