Apparently my Brother has been recomended to

  Giggle n' Bits 00:46 12 Dec 04

use a Download Manager so to be able to download a big software patch. Because the dial up connection keeps disconnecting on the hour ish.

So my Q. Is are download manager's safe to use ?

Or is it a Broadband upgrade ?

Oh, Win XP

  Belatucadrus 01:01 12 Dec 04

click here Good download managers like this are perfectly safe.

  THE TERMINATOR 01:31 12 Dec 04

Yes he would be better off using s download manager . But Why does his dial up keep disconnecting?

  Giggle n' Bits 01:41 12 Dec 04

Reason is, its a 55MB download erh on dial up its a long time. Will let you know how it goes.

  Djohn 02:25 12 Dec 04

Most dial up connections will automatically disconnect after 2 hours, some after 1 hour. This is standard practice and you are allowed to reconnect imediatly.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:20 12 Dec 04

Download managers:-
Download Express click here
Leechget click here ,

  Gongoozler 10:31 12 Dec 04

The second part of your question "Or is it a Broadband upgrade?". If your brother can afford broadband, this is definitely the way to go. I'm using Tiscali 150K broadband click here and even that is MUCH better than dial-up, and as a bonus there is no risk of rogue diallers and it doesn't stop the home telephones being used.

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