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Modem connection keeper-aliver? (1 Viewer)

Daren Welsh

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Great name, don't you think? I'm looking for a program that will keep a modem connection alive. I'm trying to d/l some large files and if I leave the room and let it work, the connection will get cut off, most likely from the ISP. If I stay on the computer and keep browsing this forum every few minutes, it keeps the connection alive, but I can't do that all day and night. I'm sure there's a program or two out there that periodically requests data to keep the ISP from auto-disconnecting. I figured someone here would know of one to recommend, preferrably one without spyware or unneccessary bulk.
 

Tekara

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try opening the command prompt and using
"ping www.yahoo.com -t"
this will send out a constant ping to yahoo.com and should keep your connection alive.

or if your worried about sending never ending pings try using a chat program like msn messenger or yahoo chat, they send out a ping every few seconds as well to test for connection.
 

Ken Seeber

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If you have Norton Systemworks it has a program called Connection Keep Alive built into it.
 

Shawn O

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Would your connection stay alive if you set outlook(or what ever you use) to retrieve your email every 2 minutes or so?

Just a thought.
 

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