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MSN Disconecting Me After 5 Hours  
User currently offlineMikey From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 193 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 810 times:

Im wondering if your having the same problem as me. It seems to disconecting me without warning after going online for 5 hours. Angry


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User currently offlineAduum From Australia, joined Sep 2000, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 784 times:

I assume u mean msn messenger?
with that on i cant even connect to the net

User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 weeks ago) and read 778 times:

You think that's bad?? AOL used to disconnect me after I left the room for five minutes---with no warning either. They would usually send a warning first, but it you didn't respond the warning, they still logged you off anyway. It was very frustrating, especially since just getting online was already an arduous task.

AOL had one trick in particular which really vexed me. When dialing-up, I became accustomed to spending an eternity bouncing from one access number to the next, trying to get through. Finally, my efforts would be repaid and I would establish a connection---or so I thought. Much to be utter disgust, I would often get a friendly message from AOL about thirty seconds later telling me that my connection had been lost and I was being "logged off." No---they couldn't tell you right away, they had to hold you in suspense. And, no, they couldn't possibly apologize for disconnecting me. As if telling me after that I'm being "logged off" after the fact isn't a waste of words!

Fortunately, my status is now "recovering AOL user." I've been AOL-free for over six months now. The DSL we have now seems to go down without warning from time to time, but at least when the internet's up, the connection is swift and painless. I don't get logged off involuntarily, and I don't have to be bombarded with advertisements and be forced to sift through heaps of spam when attempting to check my e-mail.

User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 weeks ago) and read 776 times:

The problem with the AOL warning was that, if I recall correctly, it said "Would you like to continue to stay online?" or something to that effect. Something such as "Log off b*tth*le or we'll do it for you!" would have been much more telling of AOL's attitude.

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4852 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 767 times:

5 hrs is actually good. Most ISPs disconnect customers after 3 or 4 hours.

User currently offlineN4KHGirl From United States of America, joined May 1999, 297 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 769 times:

I use MSN & used 2 get disconneted after 5 mins if i was idle... waht i do now is go to dial up networking & create a connection and type in for your user name MSN/yourusername and then you type in your password where it asks for password & then type in the number that you dial up to!! I hope that helps!!


User currently offlineDTWA320 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 748 times:

I get disconnected after 6 hrs on MSN. I've timed it down to the last second.

User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3226 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 747 times:

For those situations where being idle is a problem, using a program like the AOL Instant Messenger can help since it generates a fair amount of network traffic, thus to your ISP you still appear active.


User currently offlineDALATL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 743 times:

I used to have MSN. Then I dropped it and got Earthlink. It is the same though...LOL

User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 731 times:

I'm having simialr problems with compuserve. I'm ready to change to someone else.

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 720 times:

ntl disconnects after 5 minutes unless you are doing something. There is nothing you can do about it.

If you are using it continually it disconnects after 2 hours so just consider yourself lucky if it disconnects after 5 or 6 hours or whatever.


User currently offlineDE727UPS From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 814 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 716 times:

I'm having a lot of recent problems with MSN, too. Sometimes I get bad connections, sometimes I get booted after one or two hours, and sometime I make it five or six with no problem. It's really weird and I was blaming it on my phone lines. I was going to try earthlink and see if that made a difference since I never used to have these problems with MSN. Anyone else on Earthlink or US West?

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