(Keep your Connection) Alive
2019 Obsolete- no one
uises modoms anymore
you still using a modem connection? Does your ISP drop you? AOL used to regularly.
CompuServe still does. Some other ISP's will drop you after a period of inactivity.
keeping this page open in a separate browser window, your web activity will
be kept active so your ISP will not drop you after a period of inactivity. You
may minimize this window, but do not close it or use this window to go to another
keep this page open in it's own window, use your Back button to return to the
previous page and right click on the link to this page and select "Open
in New Window". Then minimize this page and leave it open.
you want to stay alive, you also need to check your Internet Properties in the
Control Panel to make sure the auto disconnect is turned off. The default setting
in Windows was to disconnect after 20 minutes of inactivity. In XP/IE6, I don't
find the setting anywhere.
page only applies to modem connections, not broadband since they are always
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