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    connection wrongly identified as idle (5.01SP2 Win2k)

    I have an unreliable ISP (no choice) which sometimes suddenly refuses to recognise me. For this reason it's very useful to use the "disconnect if connection is idle for x minutes" feature. I often find, however, that during a big download, IE or whatever service is looking after this, recognises the connection as idle even though there is loads of data being transferred.

    Can anyone tell me at what level this feature works? If I had something autopinging, would that be enough, or must IE itself be sending HTTP requests for the connection to be thought active?

    I quite like the functionality of autoconnect, especially as a one button go and make some tea email checker, so would prefer not to move to a third party dialer.

    Any suggestions gratefully received.

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    Re: connection wrongly identified as idle (5.01SP2 Win2k)

    My opinion is that downloading is not counted as an on-going activity. My IE5.5 SP1 set up under Win 2kP SP2, will, after 20mins of downloading tell me the connection has been idle for 20mins and do I want to stay on-line? The safest thing, it seems to me, is just to be around when the message comes up so that you can click yes.

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    Re: connection wrongly identified as idle (5.01SP2 Win2k)

    An alternatve might be to 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</A>,
    Apart from having a 'resume' facility, it can improve your download times

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