internet timeout settings on eMac?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by maddog4761, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. maddog4761 macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2003
    I have a friend with an eMac that is constantly losing their connection on the internet after leaving. She thinks it's her ISP. I think she can make an adjustment from somewhere on her computer.
    How would that be accessed?:confused:
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    you can't do a thing about it, unless your computer has been specifically changed to disconnect after a certain period... use Internet Connect to see... i'm assuming dialup here...

    more than likely, her ISP monitors traffic, and if it does not detect any, it kills the connection after 15 minutes. this is fairly common for dialup. possible solutions: leave an auto-refreshing website up, like (reloads every 5 minutes)... this generates traffic. the ISP may see through this, there are programs out there somewhere to maintain a small amount of network traffic for this very purpose... or you could run a p2p app, something that would generate it's own constant traffic... the question is, if it's dialup, why does she need it to be connected after she leaves?

  3. maddog4761 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2003
    she will be downloading files from a site other than p2p and notices that after a certain time, she gets a dialog box stating her connection will terminate after so many seconds, do you wish to continue?
    On a PC, the time period before this occurs can be modified. She wanted to know how to do it on her eMac. I did not know what to tell her as I am not Mac savvy.
  4. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    Oh, that pop-up.

    To fix that, go to:
    System Preferences > Network (make sure the "Show:" dialog has Internal Modem selected) > PPP > PPP Options > Session Options > Uncheck the option labeled: "Prompt every [that certain time] minutes to maintain connection"
  5. maddog4761 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2003
    OK, I've done a little research and I found out that the timeout settings can be accessed at the PPP Options.
    How does one get to the PPP Options on an eMac?
  6. maddog4761 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2003
    Thank you for the info King Cobra.
    It is appreciated.
    Thanks again.

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