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    Smile Dial-up program help.

    I’m not as lucky as all you broadband boys and girls, poor old me is still stuck on a very poor dial-up.

    Anyway, I’m looking for a, preferably freeware, program that will redial my Internet connection every time it disconnects. I’m with Freeserve, which disconnects every two hours. Other features that would be useful in this program are:
    1. The ability to set the times between which the program will keep connected
    2. The program will listen for a dial tone before trying to connect, and only try to connect if it finds one.

    If anyone knows of a program to do this, please let me know. I’m sure there must be one, but in much searching I only found one program that said it would do this, but didn’t actually.

    Thanks, Anders.
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    Might be worth giving this place a try...
    http://ipsupport.tucows.com/dial95_default.html

    I just use the in-built dialler in XP to connect, it reconnects automatically if you want it to.. 2k does the same

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    http://www.flexiblesoft.com/dialer/modem-dialer.htm

    This looks to do the job. For point number 2, you have the option set by default in the modem properties box to look for a dial tone.

    Be aware that Freeserve head after peeps who use it consitently for >12hrs per day.

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    Dang, can’t remember where we were in this thread before the db corruption. Think I wanted to know under what premise they are heading after people?

    Ooh yeah, I think someone said that it’s expensive to keep a modem port, but I was wondering why since I would have thought it was mostly automatic?
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    They have modems at the far side in racks, and they simply cost $$ to manintain :/

    I dont know why they cost so much, but they do

    Head over 12 hours consistently and they start to give you the 3 strikes warning - so nothing to instantly worry about.

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