Does anyone know how to change the settings for dial up? Mine keeps on disconnecting after 5 hours. I remember a few years ago, my connection used to stay on alllllllllllllllll night like it was viagra or something?
Try going to Control Panel, System, Hardware tab, Device Manager… button
Then expand Modems, select the modem you’re using for the connection, open its property sheet (double click), Advanced tab, Change Default Preferences… button, and under the General tab uncheck “Disconnect a call if idle for more than…”
Yeah, apparently there’s a 256k (kbit or kbyte?) DSL service, supposedly cheaper that the full DSL packages. Aimed at current dial-up people. On my phone bill, it claims to be “4X” faster than dialup. I wonder how much it costs?
I gotta say, Citytel has been working well for us this year. We had severe problems with our 1Mb and 4Mb connection for a year or two. Now we’re ont he ‘7.2Mb’… pfft whatever. It’s like a 1/2meg, but is rock solid and kicks ass over the other services they offer (other than the original 2Mb stuff). Stay away from the 1Mb Nortel setup, it’s good for nothing. We’re still not 100% happy… there was some confusion when they offered to give us the 7.2Mb, so we’re paying more than we expected… Once I leave, the parents will probably go back to the 4Mb Elastic Networks service.