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Old 08-14-2010, 01:05 PM   #1
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How to Get Internet Access Manager for Ubuntu

Hi all,
I am searching for internet access manager, i am using limited Broadband Connection, in my plan daily from (2 am to 8am ) i can download free. I am in need of a software to schedule my internet connection only at particular time for example from( 2 am to 8 am) daily.
I am using Ubuntu 10.04.

If any one could guide me how to connect internet only at particular time. I am using DSL connection.

Thanks & Regards
Old 08-14-2010, 01:21 PM   #2
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You mean a download manager? d4x is quite convenient if that is the sort of thing you had in mind.

If what you want is a way to establish/cut your connection at a given time, you'll probably need to do a bit of scripting.
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You can use cron-apt to automatically download updates at a certain time, I think the default is 4am.

Some download managers have built in scheduling, but you can just as easily use crontab to schedule downloads at a certain time.

For a list of download managers in Ubuntu take a look at

d4x - Among others, its key features include proxy and SOCKS5 support, recursive downloading, wildcard matching, download scheduler, multiple download queues and more...
kget - KGet is an advanced download manager with support for Metalink and Bittorrent. Downloads are added to the list, where they can be paused, queued, or scheduled for later.
Old 08-15-2010, 01:36 AM   #4
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There is always jDownloader which is highly configurable and dependable. Its cross-platform so I can download a file in say Slackware and if I have to reboot into Win7 I can continue it there.

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