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Connect on demand

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by bolo32, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. bolo32

    bolo32 Guest

    Hi,

    i was wondering if you can help me with this problem i have. THe customer support wasn't a great help. I have a WAG354G router. It works fine using keep alive. However, as i am moving to a PAYG supplier i want to use the "connect on demand" setting. Now the support tells me i have to manually connect it myself. Is this true? kind of sucks if you as me :( the Connect on demand successfully closes the connection, but does restart it :(

    would updating the firmware help? i have 1.01.3 at the moent.


    Thanks

    bolo
     
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    I presume you are using a DSL connection.

    I don't have your router, but the same function on the WRT54G works as described. I use this function on my WRT54G 99% of the time, and when it doesn't all I need is to login and reconnect manually. What I find is that the shorter the period of inactivity before it disconnects the better - one of my friends sets hers to 1 minute. You can experiment with the time interval to get your own "ideal" setup, but probably the only way to know if it disconnects by itself is to check your ISP connection log.
     
  3. MiHoe

    MiHoe LI Guru Member

    'connect on demand' not connecting when demanded

    I have the same problem. When mode 'connect on demand' is activated, no automatic connection will be established, it works fine when you manually establish it. But this is inacceptable for daily work of users. My customer found out that ther is a traffic appr. 10MB per day when he selects 'keep alive' option, although computers are switched off.
    How about DNS settings in this case? Does it make a difference if one selects the as DNS server or the ISP's DNS server, respectively? Maybe the router oesnot forward the request to the internet in some cases?
    Does anybody has an idea or solution?
     

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