I have Wanadoo ADSL and the Status box shows Status, Duration and speed. When it gets to 24hrs it shows 1 day then counts a few minutes then disconnects and redials automatically. Does the "clock" only go up to 24hrs? I thought permanent connection meant just that.
I finally managed to fix my ADSL(it was system file corruption)and now am more inclined to try and answer this question.
ADSL runs thru the phoneline,it operates at a higher frequency than the voice calls(hence the need for a filter)and this is what allows both voice and ADSL to operate at the same time.Before I changed over to Nero,I could (and did)regularly get over 3 days continuous connection,so if your getting cutoff every 24 hours,its your ISP monitoring the upload/download data(not so much WHAT it is,just if its actually in use)and when it "see's" that the connection is idle,it will log you off and straight back on.The only time I can see this being a contentious issue,is if you were attempting to download a huge file(it would need to be **GB's to occupy your d/l'ing for the full 24 hours plus)and this "timer" cut you off mid point.
I haven't a clue what you mean AcidBurn7uk but thanks for your input.
Hi Chegs ®, if what you say is correct why every 24hrs, the connection is idle for long periods before it reaches 24hrs!! As to large downloads, what will I do when XP service pack XYZ arrives? I might take this up with Wanadoo,I might not :-)
Will tick this now and continue with my DIY.
Thanks for your help both of you.
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