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Force delay network connection on boot

Discussion in 'Networking' started by tompilitowski, Jan 2, 2018.

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  1. tompilitowski

    tompilitowski Thread Starter

    Jan 2, 2018
    Hello all,

    I'm busy with a project in which a PC is enclosed in a small (mobile) machine which automatically boots when power is supplied.
    After that, the pc boots into a application as shell, so not using explorer.exe .

    Also, the pc is supplied with a usb-SIMcard dongle in order to have a 3G (cellular) internet connection available everywhere.

    Now, this dongle is working great, except for one thing:
    I'd like to hold/delay the initialization of the internet connection for a few minutes after booting.
    I've already tried editing the network service in services.msc from 'automatic' to 'automatic (delayed start)', but this doesn't seem to make any difference yet.

    Does any of you know a way to achieve this?

    Applicable conditions for the problem/solution are:
    - Should work on every boot
    - Also after a power-out shutdown (Brute shutdown by a foolish user [​IMG] )
    - Be reliable and steady
    - At best without third party applications etc.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    Maybe you can wrap that network service in a bat file. Then for the bat file, have this inside:

    timeout /t 300
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