Keeping broadband connection alive (avoid frequent disconnects) | Official Website and Blog of Ayoma Wijethunga

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 work around to address the problem:

Under Windows:

Open command prompt (Start -> Run -> Type “cmd” ->Press Enter)

Type command “ping 8.8.8.8 -t -l 1″

ping  – command sends an echo request to a given host regularly

8.8.8.8 – 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.

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