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How to change Microsoft's Auto disconnect Feature
 
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 If your connection is automatically being disconnected after 5 minutes, you may want to change the settings in your computer which can cause this to happen.
Please read the following documentation carefully and completely!
Windows 98 Instructions
1.  From your windows desktop click "Start"->"Settings"->Control Panel" 
2.  Double Click "Internet Options"
3.  Click the "Connections" tab 
4.  Highlight (click) your connection in the "dial-up settings" window 
5.  Click "Settings" button
6.  Click "Advanced" button
7.  Uncheck (click if checked) the "Disconnect if idle for ## minutes" checkbox
8.  Check (click if not checked) the "Disconnect when connection is no longer needed" checkbox
9.  Click OK
10. Click OK again
11. Click OK again
12. Close (x) Control Panel

Note: If your computer continues to disconnect after 5 minutes of idle time and you find that your settings have automatically reverted to "Disconnect if idle for 5 minutes", then you must get a new copy of Microsoft's Internet Explorer to correct this problem, whether or not you use Internet Explorer.

Windows ME (Millennium Edition) Instructions
1.  From your windows desktop click "Start"->"Settings"->Control Panel" 
2.  Double Click "Internet Options"
3.  Click the "Connections" tab 
4.  Highlight (click) your connection in the "dial-up settings" window 
5.  Click "Settings" button
6.  Click "Properties" button
7.  Click the "Dialing" tab
8.  Uncheck (click if checked) the "Enable idle disconnect" checkbox
9.  Check (click if not checked) the "Disconnect when connection may not be needed" checkbox
10. Click OK
11. Click OK again
12. Click OK again
13. Close (x) Control Panel
 
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Last Updated April 9, 2003