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  1. erisac

    erisac New Member

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    Does anyone know how I can deactivate that pop up message that asks if I wanted to continue being connected to the Internet? And if I didn't repond, I get automatically disconnected. I sometimes use a dial up modem and this can be annoying whenever I'm upoading/downloading.

    Many thanks!
     
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    bacchus_3 PhilMUG Addict Member

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    I don't have my Mac with me but back in Tiger there's an option in Internet Connect to disable 'Automatically disconnect when idle'. Find that in Internet Connect's preference pane.
     
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    @erisac:

    System Preferences >> Network >> Select your dialup modem >> Click Advanced >> (I'm not using my dial up right now but look around for the choice that says disconnect when idle or anything that has "disconnect" in it that sounds like it might be causing that message)
     
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    Thanks, guys!

    Don't have that specific choice under Modem, only number of seconds prior to automatically disconnecting after being notified; I put 900 seconds for now.

    Again, thank you!
     
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    Hi, just to maybe give you more tips.. let's start w/what version of Mac OS are you using first? ;)
     
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    That's the problem, Keyboardstyli, I'm just upgrading to 10.4.11. Don't really have much opportunity to hang out at a place with WiFI for faster download so I have to contend with my dial-up. At 330MB, you can imagine how long it'll take ... hehehe.

    Another question, if disconnected, would you know if I have to start all over again, or does it continue downloading from the point where it was disconnected from?

    Perhaps, I should just bring this over to a Power Mac Store and get it done over there.

    Thanks much for your input!
     
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    I was doing a quick search in google and found this http://www.more.net/technical/unsupported/dialup/macosxdial.html. You should go to the PPP Options and uncheck the "Disconnect if idle for" option. I didn't find one from the Apple site yet.

    Re: download, most of the time it starts back from the start. I can only save the downloaded segment if I paused the download prior to being disconnected if using Safari. Don't use dial-up for any file downloads bigger than 10-50MB. It's frustrating ;)
     
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    Thanks, Bacchus_3!

    Just did what you said under PPP options. Hope I don't ever get disconnected again when my laptop is unattended.

    As when downloading: If that were the case -- starting from the very start whenever disconnected -- I might just go to a place with a WIFI to do the download, or at a Power Mac if they'd allow me.
     
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    Your welcome :) note also that some ISP have their own idle time setting on their side. So that setting in Internet Connect is not the sure way to keep-alive the connection. Just so you know.

    Since you're downloading an update at 330MB, you'd need reliable connection from Wifi to make sure the whole 330MB doesn't have bad bits from interference in dial-up connections.
     
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    That's true, Bacchus_3! Darn ...

    Would anyone know if Power Mac has CDs of this upgrade? If so, I should just go over there.

    Thanks again!
     
  11. PatrickGaerlan

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    Give them a call and ask if they can burn a CD for you. If not and you're willing to go to the Eastwood area, I can do it for you :)
     
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    Many thanks, Patrick; however, Power Mac has the downloadble upgrade that they copied to my USB ysterday. I just installed it this morning; all's ok.

    Will just go to a Burger King for its WIFI to download the other upgrades.

    Thank you everyone for your help. Truly appreciate it :)
     

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