Registry Editing Tips

Edit Modem Timeout Rate

By default, Windows will disconnect you from your DUN if you are idle for too long. Now this can be annoying when you want to be online while you are doing something else. Most books advise you to set your e-mail program to check for mail every 10-15 minutes to avoid this problem. But this can be a waste of time.

The better way out is to edit the registry. Open up your registry editor and go to HEKY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Modem\XXXX\Settings where XXXX is the number of your modem (example: 0001). On the right pane search for a string value named InactivityTimeout. Enter the new timeout rate in minutes. For example enter 30 for a 30 minutes timeout.

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