I am on BB. While I am not really worried by it, but am wondering if there is any way of getting my connection to 'disconnect' when not in use.
I frequently forget to disconnect, and the PC then stays live on the net, untended for hours. I realise that the chance of any hacker chancing on it, and doing anything are virtually nil, so am not worried.
But I am curious as to why the option 'idle time before hanging up 20 minutes' does not work.
Xp Home, SP2, Alcatel Speed touch USB modem, Tiscali ISP, Homebuilt PC.
I have a Speedtouch connection. If I double click on the tv icon (next to the clock) and select properties/options then I can select the idle time before hanging up. Mine is set on never so have not tried iother settings as I automatically disconnect myself when I know I am not going to use it. Regards
like I said Dorsai, its not dial up and the rule only applies to dial up (so far as I know and I use the internet a lot and when I was on dial up after a certain it would disconnect after being idle for a certain time) so really it only applies to dial up and not broadband...
yeah the reason why is cos the ADSL modem is seen as a network adapter and not an actual modem...(see device manager) and only if you have a dial up modem will you get a message popping up would you like to auto disconnect? not with broadband...