Internet Explorer 8 idle time.

  nickhick 20:02 16 May 2010

I know this is old hat but despite how much I fiddle with the settings in I.E 8's Internet Options, on my new Acer laptop with Windows 7, I cannot stop by dial up connection being terminated after 20 minutes idle.

Even when downloading files, which I would have considered 'activity' the system disconnects after 20 minutes. I therefor have to watch the screen nearing the time and wait for the prompt window that comes up saying that it will disconnect unless I press 'stay connected' or whatever it says.

  VoG II 20:24 16 May 2010

Well, we have finally identified the last person in the UK using a dial-up connection.

Is there some reason why you cannot connect to broadband?

  nickhick 22:20 16 May 2010

VoG.I have no reason whatsoever not to have Broadband but that's not the answer to my question as I don't have this problem from either of my two other laptops.

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