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    Explorer settings for downloading large files (ei5.0)

    I want to download a star office from sun microsystems...The file is 79 meg. How can I set the settings in Ie so it will not log me off after about 30 of no activity on my part other that the downloading?? I have AT&T worldnet as my internet provider

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    Re: Explorer settings for downloading large files (ei5.0)

    Why don't use use something like <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=free&Number=15671&page=&vie w=&sb=&o=&vc=1>Download Accelerator Plus</A> -you are likely to get a faster download plus it allows resuming if you lose the connection.

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    Re: Explorer settings for downloading large files (ei5.0)

    John
    I agree with Leif
    Try a download manager.
    It will keep your connection alive as long as u want - no timeout.
    As leif said the good ones also do multi thread - that is split the file into multiple parts and download each part simultaneously so as to maximise your bandwith.
    The best advantage is that you can stop and start (if the site u are downloading from supports it) so u can do an hour or 2 here and there rather than a big overnight hit.

    I reccommend Getright myself - very good.
    I have heard download accelartor is also good.
    Avoid the spyware types like Go!zilla though.

    Good luck!
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    Re: Explorer settings for downloading large files (ei5.0)

    To Leif and Splash...thank you for the advice! I will followup on both of your suggestions...I'm told it takes about 8 hours to download Star Office from Sun...Your suggestions should make it far less painless. Thanks again. John

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