I run AOL bb and both computers on my network automatically shut the aol connection and the msn messenger at midnight every night. my connection stays alive and internet explorer stays active as does everything else. is it me or anyone got a simple answer ?
From your thread title I could tell you are an AOL customer. Same thing happens to me. It's just a temporary disrupt to the connection. AOL restarts and reconnects. I assume there is a date issue for AOL software that has to refresh perhaps. Not made enquiries myself as it is not much of an issue as I tend to use IE for browsing.
I have Wanadoo, France, broadband and the connection closes every 24 hours. When I queried it Wanadoo said it is for security reasons. Try leaving it on for 24 hours starting at a different time to see what happens.
Thanks CurlyWhirly, I think it is not an AOL issue, and perhaps to do with router settings. The router may be doing something at midnight that causes the AOL software to drop out, but as AOL have the 'keep connected' tool it gets itself back within seconds.
I may look at the router config and see if there is anything there.
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