mikey
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MSN Disconecting Me After 5 Hours

Fri Mar 30, 2001 6:25 pm

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

Mike
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aduum
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RE: MSN Disconecting Me After 5 Hours

Fri Mar 30, 2001 11:30 pm

I assume u mean msn messenger?
with that on i cant even connect to the net
 
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RE: MSN Disconecting Me After 5 Hours

Sat Mar 31, 2001 12:00 am

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.
 
EIPremier
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RE: MSN Disconecting Me After 5 Hours

Sat Mar 31, 2001 12:03 am

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.
 
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RE: MSN Disconecting Me After 5 Hours

Sat Mar 31, 2001 3:58 am

5 hrs is actually good. Most ISPs disconnect customers after 3 or 4 hours.
 
n4khgirl
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RE: MSN Disconecting Me After 5 Hours

Sat Mar 31, 2001 4:04 am

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!!

*Camille
 
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RE: MSN Disconecting Me After 5 Hours

Sun Apr 01, 2001 12:13 pm

I get disconnected after 6 hrs on MSN. I've timed it down to the last second.
 
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RE: MSN Disconecting Me After 5 Hours

Sun Apr 01, 2001 12:20 pm

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.

David
 
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RE: MSN Disconecting Me After 5 Hours

Sun Apr 01, 2001 1:40 pm

I used to have MSN. Then I dropped it and got Earthlink. It is the same though...LOL
 
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RE: MSN Disconecting Me After 5 Hours

Wed Apr 04, 2001 1:26 pm

I'm having simialr problems with compuserve. I'm ready to change to someone else.
"FUIMUS"
 
EGGD
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RE: MSN Disconecting Me After 5 Hours

Thu Apr 19, 2001 7:44 am

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.

EGGD
 
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RE: MSN Disconecting Me After 5 Hours

Thu Apr 19, 2001 11:34 am

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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