(Keep Alive, Wireless Broadband Connections)
If you are using HSDPA, WCDMA, EDGE, 3G or such wireless broadband connections, you might have noticed that sometimes internet connection suddenly gets disconnected. Frequent disconnects are common with local wireless broadband providers such as Mobitel and Dialog. Mentioned below is the working solution I am currently using to avoid such disconnects. However, this method could be useful for disconnecting issues related to Dial-up ADSL connection (ADSL Modems), including SLT ADSL disconnecting problems and regular dial-up connection issues.
Keeping Wireless Broadband Dial-up Connection Alive
I have noticed that locally available wireless broadband connections tend to disconnect when there is no active data transfer. At least it is the best known reason for Mobitel Wireless Broadband connections to disconnect. Below is a workaround to address the problem:
- Open command prompt (Start -> Run -> Type “cmd” ->Press Enter)
- Type command “ping 188.8.131.52 -t -l 1”
- ping – command sends an echo request to a given host regularly
- 184.108.40.206 – is the IP Address for Google Public DNS
- -t option – instructs ping command to ping the specified host continuously.
- -l 0 option – instructs ping command to send only 0 bytes and receive only 8 bytes of data per request (this is used to avoid unwanted bandwidth wastage by using default value of 32 bytes)
This will keep a connection open with Google Public DNS server and server will keep sending data to your computer, which helps in keeping the internet connection alive. If you are going to use this command frequently just create a BAT file with above command and place it in your desktop. BAT file that can be used to keep internet connection alive can be downloaded HERE.
Connect back as soon as being disconnected
Sometimes even above trick will not help much in keeping the connection alive,. That is if network is extremely busy, leaving no other choice that simply trying to reconnect. But Mobile Partner or other connection establishment tools might keep on saying “Error 678 – Remote computer did not respond” until you try it for about dozen of times. CiDial is a simple tool that can automate this redialing when dial-up connections get disconnected.
- Download CiDial Here
- Install and open CiDial
- Go to “File” menu and select “Settings”
- Adjust settings as required
- Make sure that, “Auto reconnect” is enabled.
- If your ISP do not require you to provide a password or username (as it is with Mobite Wireless Broadband and Dialog Wireless Broadband), just set them to some value like “a”, “a”. Do not leave them empty.
Shown below is my configuration for Dialog / Mobitel Wireless Broadband:
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