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    Log off Dial up connection

    Hi there

    I am looking for some sort of application that will cut off a dial up connection if the computer has been idle for a period of time. I have had a quick search, but I'm not really sure what to call this thing? This is for a computer that will be located in a location that is only visited every couple of weeks. If the user forgets to log off, we could be hit with a huge bill as the place they have to dial up is charged by the minute.

    Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Log off Dial up connection

    Edited by HansV to correct URL (there were spaces around it)

    Hi Kerry,

    You want to have a look at this http://www.skynergy.com/dialupmon.html

    Alternatively, do you not get screensavers that disconnect your modem when they come up?
    John (Unreconstructed Jacobite)

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    Re: Log off Dial up connection

    Does the connection setup in IE (for example) not do what you want?

    Tools > Internet Options > Connections...

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    Re: Log off Dial up connection

    Thanks for pointing this out to me. Yes it does exactly what I want.

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    Re: Log off Dial up connection

    In my experience that doesn't always do what it says, possibly because something, (like a program checking for updates?) stops the connection from ever being recognised as idle for long enough.

    Ian

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