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Old 02-13-2008, 11:29 AM   #1
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Question ISP dropping carrier prob


Didn't quite know where to put this one. Apologies if it's in the wrong forum.
I'm running Ubuntu 7.10 and XP SP2 on dual boot and my isp is dial up. I've been trying to download Mandriva 2008 but my ISP will disconnect after 4hrs. It's a 48hr download. My dialer will re-connect and download mgr will pick it back up, but with that many drops the file is to corupt to be of any use. Does anyone know of any software for either xp or Unbutu that will deal with this?
 
Old 02-13-2008, 01:50 PM   #2
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It sounds as if your ISP is set to disconnect idles connections after a period of time elapses. I have used an application in the past when I was on dial-up called Connection Keeper, available at http://gammadyne.com/conkeep.htm for Windows. It sends out pings every so often to simulate Internet activity in order to keep your connection alive, thus preventing your ISP from dropping your connection. I do not know of any such programs off-hand for Linux, but since you are on a dual-boot system you should be able to utilize this on your Windows XP partition.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 04:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link. I thought there was something like that. To bad it didn't work. I contacted my ISP and they have the server set to a 4hr limit. I HATE dial up!
 
Old 02-15-2008, 10:33 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear this did not work for you. Just so I understand: Your ISP will disconnect all dial-up users after a 4-hour period, regardless of any Internet activity? This does not seem like a very ideal policy if this is the case. I know that if I were in the middle of something important online that I would not be very pleased if I got disconnected halfway through what I was doing. I don't know if corruption would be a problem in Bittorrent, but you may want to try this route if you have not already done so.

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Old 02-16-2008, 07:27 AM   #5
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That is what the email said.the server is set to disconnect after 4hrs, I have never tried BitTorrent,never needed to so don't know what it does but will investigate.
 
  


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