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Old 01-28-2004, 02:01 AM   #1
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Maintain connection to internet


Hi all,
I use Hayes Accura 56K and KPPP to connect by MDK9.2 box to internet. Usually, I succeeded to connect, but after 5 to 10 minutes, my modem just got disconnected from ISP.
How can I maintain the connection
If I got disconnected, my modem could not succeed to do handshaking process again with ISP modem .
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 06:41 AM   #2
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If you stay active, do you get disconnected?

I'm trying to narrow down if its you, or your ISP. If its your ISP (sounds like it), then you should be able to get around that by pinging it every 5 minutes or something. Sounds like a shell script to me. Unfortunately, I can't help you out there, but at least you know where to look
 
Old 01-28-2004, 07:16 PM   #3
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Thanks bigVoice,
Yes, even I stayed active, I still get disconnected.
Could you give a light on how to do the ping every 5 minutes? May be a shell script like you adviced
 
Old 01-29-2004, 06:14 AM   #4
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Do you dual boot? Do you get disconnected in Windows? I'm trying to narrow down why you're getting timed out...
 
Old 01-30-2004, 07:03 PM   #5
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Thanks bigVoice,
Yes, I use dual booting with w98se. In windoze, I also get disconnected eventhough I set unchecked Start > Setting > DUN > General > Configure > Connection > disconnected a call if idle for more than .... mins.

What program/script can I use to ping my ISP for at least every 5 minutes?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 08:38 AM   #6
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Sorry to ask, but are you sure that your plugs, wiring inside,
wiring outside is OK ?
also, if it is internal modem, switch off everything, take the board out, clean the contacts with alcohol, and put it back.
you will be surprised how many times I had that when I did service

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Old 01-31-2004, 12:34 PM   #7
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If it happens in both Win and Mandrake, then you can be reasonably sure it isn't a "Mandrake problem" per se. Some ISPs will terminate a connection if there has been no activity for a set period of time, usually 5 minutes. That's why I asked if you stayed active. If you are active for 5 minutes (ie: surfing around) and you STILL get disconnected, then it's got to be an ISP issue. There's no point in pinging the connection if you are actively surfing.

Also, I agree that checking the wiring, etc is a good idea, but if it is consistently 5 mintues and then you get cut... that sounds too coincidental to me. It's got to be your ISP. Try phoning them and asking if they have any suggestions. Use windows for their purposes (since I don't really know of any ISP that "officially supports" linux, and you don't want to give them the excuse that "it must be you since you are using an unsupported OS").

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Old 02-01-2004, 08:20 PM   #8
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Thanks Ajarn and bigVoice for you advices.
I'm using external modem. I'll do the PC to modem cable connection checking. I'm not sure how many minutes can be stated as idle.
But may be I should call my ISP provider just to make sure
 
Old 02-02-2004, 01:21 AM   #9
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You don't have to ask your ISP about idle time.
I guarantee you that your idle time allowed by your ISP is at least 30 minutes.Otherwisw they will be out of business quickly
Here is what I have vveerryy regualary.
In my area there is a big demand for phonelines and the phone company is delivering regulary.
Now, the guys who do the lines, are not to much interested in quality work, as their boss is not to interested in paying quality money.
with the result that the work is sloppy, resulting again in bad connections and wires coming loose.
I am not saying that in your country it is the same.
just saying what happens to me every 3 to 4 months

Please , hold on for a day or so.
I will see what I can turn up, from forums and other peoples troubles
 
  


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