Long Download problem

  Anson 10:21 17 Dec 2006

I am using Windows explorer, Windows XP Prof.
When downloading a large update that takes more than an hour, it is interrupted after sixty minutes with a dialogue box that says, roughly speaking,
'This download will be terminated within sixty seconds. If you need to keep it running, click on
If I am away from the computer I miss the dialogue box I lose the download and have to start again.
Please, can anyone tell me how to get round this annoyance and prevent the dialogue box from appearing? Many thanks. ANSON.

  rawprawn 10:39 17 Dec 2006

I think the only way around it is to upgrade to broadband. I am not certain but I think the warning is standard and used by ISP's on dial up connections after a specified time to make sure that the open line is being used and not simply forgotten.

  Anson 12:47 18 Dec 2006

Thank you rawprawn for your helpful suggestion but broadband is out of the question at the moment. Anson

  I am Spartacus 13:06 18 Dec 2006

click here

I've been using it for a couple of years and it works well.

  Input Overload 13:10 18 Dec 2006
  sheila.weston 14:25 18 Dec 2006

I found free download manager (as recommended by Input Overload) ideal - before I took the plunge and upgraded to broadband - with the cheapest package from tiscali.

  xania 16:30 18 Dec 2006

Alternatively, you can use a little program to keep your connection alive. It works by refreshing a separate surf window every few seconds/minutes.

click here
click here
click here
click here

and so on.

  Anson 10:37 20 Dec 2006

Many thanks to 'Spartacus', Sheila Weston,xania and unknown friends who answered my problem. Seems I have a wide choice to choose from.
Manny Thanks Anson.

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