Dial up disconnect

  Bobby237 18:18 05 Dec 04
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I'm pretty sure the answer is no, but I'll ask anyway. I'm have a dial up internet connection which automatically disconnects every 2 hours. Is there any way at all to disable this or to increase the time? If not, can anyone recommend a dial up ISP that doesnt have this feature and how much the monthly fee is?
Thanks

  VCR97 18:49 05 Dec 04

Not sure about this but it's worth a look. Internet Options>Connections>Settings (ignore misleading proxy comment)>Dial-up Settings/ Advanced. If the boxes are ticked try clearing them.

  interzone55 19:01 05 Dec 04

The disconnection is done at the ISP's end, so from your point of view the answer is *no* you can't stop the disconnects.

As for an ISP that doesn't kick you off every 2 hours, the only one I'm aware of is AOL

  woodchip 19:18 05 Dec 04

One way of keeping it alive that may work, is set your E-Mail to check regular for mail. You can set the ping

  VCR97 20:25 05 Dec 04

My ISP is Wanadoo/Freeserve. I was on pay-as-you-go dial-up until recently and I was never kicked off after two hours. Perhaps it only applies to monthly contracts where they can see their profits reducing?

  Buchan 35 23:23 05 Dec 04

Bobby237,

I`ve got OneTel and the latest package they are putting out for (present) BT customers is as follows: Free anytime phonecalls in the UK plus anytime dial up connection to internet for £19.90 a month. If you want Broadband it`s £29.99. Also if you sign up on the `net you get a £20 credit. click here

  Bobby237 21:56 08 Dec 04

Thanks for all the messages. Will probably need to move up to broadband anyway soon!

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