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Offline Dominic

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Idle d/c on AOL
« on: September 29, 2003, 15:20 »
Is there anyway way to disable idle dissconnect on 56k AOL?

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Re:Idle d/c on AOL
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2003, 15:25 »
I dont think that there is Dominic but there are programs that will redial if the connection is dropped, although I cant think of the name of any at the moment I am sure that someone else on 56K will know of one  :)

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Re:Idle d/c on AOL
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2003, 15:31 »
Personally im not on 56k, this a question for someone i know, redail progams may work, he's not to bothered about the actual d/c, it's when it happens whilst in a online game, so the redail program would be of no use :/ as you mentioned tho, hopefully someone will know :P

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Re:Idle d/c on AOL
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2003, 15:35 »
It shouldnt cut off if hes on line gaming  ???
Is it definitely "Idle cut off" and not just the connection limit imposed by his ISP ?

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Re:Idle d/c on AOL
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2003, 15:38 »
Yup it is the idle d/c.. i had same problem when i was on 56k till i learned of why it was doing it (idle d/c) but i was on freeserve so i could change the settings, and as far as im aware there is no connection limit.

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Re:Idle d/c on AOL
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2003, 15:58 »
Mine connects through outlook express which when I get cut off automatically redials - often catches me out when I think ... oh well I'll make the tea seeing as I'm cut off and I come back and there I am connected again :lol:

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Re:Idle d/c on AOL
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2003, 16:31 »
Have you tried going into Internet Options/Connections/Advanced and unchecking the "disconnect if idle" box?
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Re:Idle d/c on AOL
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2003, 16:49 »
If you open your Network Connections in your Control Panel, right click your connection, then choose Properties > Options, you should get the box below.  Make sure the idle time is set to 'Never', and that may help, Dominic.
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Re:Idle d/c on AOL
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2003, 17:10 »
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Re:Idle d/c on AOL
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2003, 17:33 »
See this thread, WD.  The one I am using is called Metallic Shades   ;)
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Re:Idle d/c on AOL
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2003, 18:02 »
You can't access the propities of the AOL connection.  >:(

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Re:Idle d/c on AOL
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2003, 11:52 »
Something you could try doing Dominic, is to log into a busy aol chatroom.  That will keep your connection very active so you won't get an idle disconnect.  I used to do that when I was on 56K and had difficulty in re-dialing after disconnection.  Obviously you don't need to participate in the chatroom at all.
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Re:Idle d/c on AOL
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2003, 23:34 »
Install Norton System Works,it contains a program that keeps your connection alive

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Re:Idle d/c on AOL
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2003, 17:51 »
There's a whole list of utilities to keep your connection alive, many of which are free, here.

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