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Old 03-30-01, 04:51 PM
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Anyone know of any good software (commercial, sharware, freeware) that aids in keeping you on line during long downloads?

Thanks in advance...
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Old 03-30-01, 05:32 PM
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That one appears to be free

I think I have given you plenty of things to check out.

What is happening is your ISP for some reason doesn't reconize that your download is activity and will disconnect after 15 minutes. Most dialup providers do that, they all have more users than possible dial up conenctions, they can do that because not everyone uses the internet at the same time. But they also don't want people on there that simply forgot to log off and walked away from their computer.

What you need is software that makes the ISP beleive there is activity so it does not log you off, the above software does just that, it creates activity that the ISP can reconize. This software is often refered to as PING software. It should not affect your download speeds.

Old 03-31-01, 04:59 AM
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All good advice. I had a similar problem with my IP disconnecting me while I was in the middle of one of my long answers to these posts. I sent him an email and he simply extended my time from 15 minutes to 45 minutes with the idea that I would not walk off and leave the computer unattended for long durations. These folks will work with you and are very attentive to your specific needs.

Old 03-31-01, 05:44 PM
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Thanks Guys:

Maybe I can download one of the suggestions of Dkerr without getting the plug pulled before it completes!!
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