Use Connectbuddy Stay Connected With The Internet With No Interruption Due To Inactivity
When you work with some tasks on your computer which do not requires an Internet connection, then this time span is called as period of inactivity. Most of the Internet Service Providers (ISP) disconnects your net connections when you stay in this period of inactivity for a long duration.
In this period of inactivity, any type of data transfer doesn’t occur and your internet connection becomes idle. When the ISP server notices this, they automatically disconnect your PC’s connectivity with the internet. However, when you come to use the internet connection again, you’ll notice this disconnected status, and this situation can be very annoying too.
To avoid such hassles, you should make use of a freeware namely ConnectBuddy. This freeware utility helps you to stay connected, still after an inactivity period. The “ConnectBuddy” is pretty useful software program which simulates the Internet activity and avoid disconnection of internet connection from ISP.
There are few ISPs which disconnect you when you stay away from your computer for just few minutes or take a little more time to read a Web Page. Even some ISP accounts with access to unlimited internet connection also get disconnected when they stay in period of inactivity.
After installing the ConnectBuddy, you will see a small icon of this software in the system tray. It helps you to remain online by retrieving the data periodically over your internet connection. It also makes small mouse movements in particular intervals of time of your preference.
Anyone can use this program very easily without any special configuration or technical knowledge. The program starts automatically when your computer is restarted. ConnectBuddy is extremely useful program with which you can read the web pages for longer time and also leave your computer in idle mode for longer periods. It supports Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 along with Windows XP operation systems.
Simple Trick To Change Your PC’s IP Address
There are several reasons why people need to change their computer’s IP address. One of the main reasons is IP download limit imposed by various file sharing sites like Megaupload, Rapidshare etc. By doing so, these file sharing sites make sure that limited download slots are allotted to free users.
These websites keep a track of your IP address and permit the next file download from a particular IP address only after a certain time period. However, it is possible that you bypass this restriction by simply changing your computer’s IP address. Normally, you try to change your PC’s IP address by turning off your internet modem and turning it on again, but this trick is not successful all the time.
Nevertheless, you can change your PC’s IP address without restarting your internet modem. You do not need to make use of proxy websites, IP hide tools or proxy IP anymore. You need to simply use the below mentioned trick to change your PC’s IP address in less than a minute.
- You need to copy the below mentioned commands and paste them into a Notepad.
Then, save this file by the name “ipchange.bat”.
- Double-click on the file to execute the commands. If you are a Windows Vista user, you should not double-click on the file “ipchange.bat“. Instead, you need to right-click on it and select the option “Run as Administrator”.
- Once the above mentioned commands are executed, they will automatically reset your internet modem and a fresh IP address will be assigned to your PC.
You can use the above trick only if your ISP (Internet Service Provider) provides a dynamic IP, wherein the PC gets a fresh IP address every time you reset or restart your internet modem.
How to send extra-large attachments using Outlook Express
Most of the mail services available on the web today have an upper limit on the size of emails that you can send and/or receive. For most of the services nowadays the limit is somewhere around 20 to 25MB (it is 20MB for Rediffmail and Yahoo!Mail, whereas it is 25MB for Gmail, and a mere 10MB for Hotmail).
Ten years ago, a 25MB attachment limit would have been a dream for most, but with increasing bandwidths and needs, this is not enough for today’s customers. So what do you do if you want to send a file across email which is larger (way larger) than 25MB? This article will show you a cute little trick that allows you to send such large files through Outlook Express.
Simply follow through the steps given below.
- Run Outlook Express.
- Navigate to Tools -> Accounts to open the Internet Accounts window.
- Go to the Main tab, and select the mail account that you use.
- Click on Properties.
- A dialog opens up, containing various options for configuring the mail account properties. Go to the Advanced tab in this dialog.
- Under the Sending heading, select the option for Break apart messages larger than, and use the arrow to set a suitable upper limit.
- Click on Apply.
- Click on OK.
- Exit the Internet Accounts window by clicking on Close.
After this, Outlook Express will break up all attachments that are larger than 20MB (if that is the limit you set) and send the mail in parts. The recipient will receive the email in parts and on downloading the parts; they will automatically combine to become a single file again.
Another option is to use some of the services available on the web – such as YouSendIt, Transfer Big Files, SendThisFile, and so on – that sends your extra-large file across the internet for you.
2000 saw the dot com bubble burst. That was the time when a lot of big names had a tough time and a ton of smaller start-ups came into existence. That was when the internet was just beginning to get affordable. New ISPs sprang up every day and in the meiee, a Calcutta based ISP called Caltiger, came up with a cool new idea, called in short ,”free.”
Yes, free dial-up! It was a huge sensation. Go to www.caltiger.com (don’t bother going there now, the site is just a landing place for loads of ads now), register an account, describe your likes (I wonder why this would be important.. advertising I bet 😛 ) and download the software to access ‘The Free Internet’. The software acted as a dialler; it would, ummm, also place an ad toolbar on your desktop.
Users abandoned this model as quickly as they got hooked on to it. Getting connected was like winning the lottery, and just in case you did, getting a reliable connection was like winning the state lottery and the national lottery on the same day. Add to that the toolbar, which blocked a quarter of the screen; and yes, it was resource hog too (on the 64 MB RAM machines of the day, which were quite a thing to own), causingthe machines to freeze. The company soon walked the plank.
Actually, the idea could never have lasted. Imagine something like that today: we’d probably have a Firefox add-on to get rid of the ads. And theres broadband, noone would be stuck on a dialup just because its free. And coming down to silly things, there’s always the idea of using your monitor’s controls to make the screen larger vertically and then moving it down!
Caltiger is such a classic example for how disastrous un-planned startups are. I wonder what was running in the heads of all the guys who were behind this. The model is just similar to – I’ll provide free High Definition Channels, but all you’ll get to watch are the ads I show 😛