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Old May 25th 06, 09:34 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Frazer Jolly Goodfellow
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Default Linksys router settings

There are a couple of settings options in Linksys ADSL routers that I
don't understand:

Connect on demand max idle time xx minutes
Keep Alive Redial Period xx seconds

What do these mean in practical terms?
Are the options and settings ISP-specific or UK ADSL-specific?
Which option is better, and how do you choose the corresponding xx
value?

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Old May 26th 06, 10:47 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
PhilT
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Default Linksys router settings

Frazer Jolly Goodfellow wrote:
There are a couple of settings options in Linksys ADSL routers that I
don't understand:

Connect on demand max idle time xx minutes
Keep Alive Redial Period xx seconds

What do these mean in practical terms?
Are the options and settings ISP-specific or UK ADSL-specific?
Which option is better, and how do you choose the corresponding xx
value?


a maximum idle time of zero usually means "don't timeout on idle
connection", it looks like you can deselect timeouts on the Linksys
from the screenshot at
http://www.adslguide.org.uk/hardware/reviews/2004/q4/linksys-wag-54g.asp

max idle time is handy for time-based chargin, not usual in the UK.

"Keep alive" is usually some sort of checking routine to see if the
connection is alive and restart it if not. Once every 30s or minute
perhaps ?

Phil

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Old May 28th 06, 02:44 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Frazer Jolly Goodfellow
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Default Linksys router settings - Plus Net

"PhilT" wrote in
ups.com:

Frazer Jolly Goodfellow wrote:
There are a couple of settings options in Linksys ADSL routers
that I don't understand:

Connect on demand max idle time xx minutes
Keep Alive Redial Period xx seconds

What do these mean in practical terms?
Are the options and settings ISP-specific or UK ADSL-specific?
Which option is better, and how do you choose the corresponding
xx value?


a maximum idle time of zero usually means "don't timeout on idle
connection", it looks like you can deselect timeouts on the
Linksys from the screenshot at
http://www.adslguide.org.uk/hardware...q4/linksys-wag
-54g.asp

max idle time is handy for time-based chargin, not usual in the
UK.

"Keep alive" is usually some sort of checking routine to see if
the connection is alive and restart it if not. Once every 30s or
minute perhaps ?

I emailed Linksys and received a response giving general
explanations but advising that the optimal settings are country
and/or ISP specific.

I've posted a question via Plus Net's web site but only received a
pre-packed response. Perhaps someone from Plus Net support could
comment here, please?


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Old May 29th 06, 06:11 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Peter Johnson
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Default Linksys router settings - Plus Net

On Sun, 28 May 2006 12:44:43 GMT, Frazer Jolly Goodfellow
wrote:


I've posted a question via Plus Net's web site but only received a
pre-packed response. Perhaps someone from Plus Net support could
comment here, please?


You might be better off asking at plusnet.service.customer-feedback
which is monitored by Plusnet Support, rather than here which is
sometimes monitored by off duty members of Plusnet support.
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Old May 29th 06, 07:17 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default Linksys router settings - Plus Net

On 29 May 2006, Peter Johnson wrote:

You might be better off asking at plusnet.service.customer-feedback
which is monitored by Plusnet Support, rather than here which is
sometimes monitored by off duty members of Plusnet support.


As things stood from an announcement under a week ago, neither seems
likely to be guaranteed to be monitored except by off-duty staff, as
PN were diverting the staff from watching web discussions and Usenet
to answering their phones and handling a backlog of queries. See
http://usergroup.plus.net/news_commshelpcsc.php
 




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