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Staying Connected to the Internet.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by PatB, Apr 25, 2002.

  1. PatB

    PatB Stunt Coordinator

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    I often stream radio and music on the net and sometimes leave my computer unattended while it's recording to my stereo. I was wondering if anyone knows how to "trick" my computer into seeming active and remaining online. I know if I'm going to sites etc. it usually stays connected but I was wondering what if anything I could do when I'm away from it.
     
  2. JustinW

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    Are you being disconnected by your ISP or your browser.

    If by your browser (IE) try turning off idle timeout.

    Win 95/98/NT/2000/XP:

    Tools/Internet Options/Connection/Settings for connection/Advanced/untick disconnect if idle for "x" min

    Win ME:

    Start/Settings/Dial Up Networking/Right click connection/Properties/dialling tab/untick disconnect if idle for "x" min

    If by your ISP which I doubt if your streaming then your best bet is to leave your mail program open and set it to check for mail every 5 or 10 mins or just shorter then your ISP disconnect time.
     
  3. Shayne Lebrun

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    Or you could invest in an Internet connection that's designed to be used 24/7. Dial-up accounts aren't.
     
  4. PatB

    PatB Stunt Coordinator

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    I assume that I've been disconnected by my ISP b/c sometimes I don't have a browser open, just a media player. But I'll try both suggestions, thanks.

    When you said "If by your ISP which I doubt if your streaming" does this mean that streaming is seen by your ISP as being active as if you were browsing on the internet? I didn't know this. Thanks for your help, Justin.
     
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