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    Default Automate Download at Night

    while you sleep

    It is quite easy to download during off peak hours as the speed will be better and it does not affect you browsing. If you own a BSNL connection, you can also avail the night unlimited facilty. Go through the following

    1. Switch ON at 2.00 am (or any time you prefer)
    Your BIOS may have this feature. If you are not an advanced user, better option will be to leave your PC ON on minimal power management mode. Like switch off the monitor and hard disk.
    2. Connect to internet
    Once your PC is ON, you need to connect to internet. Use a dialler for this purpose. If you connect to internet by simply switching ON your modem, you are using PPPoE mode and you need to change it to Bridge mode in your modem.
    You can use any reliable auto dialler for this purpose. There are no. of methods for this function. Let us discuss a few.
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    Method 1:* For PPPoE mode
    Imransís Broadband Helper Utility
    More details : http://imran-utilities.synthasite.com/
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    Method 2: For Bridge mode
    Create batch files for connecting and disconnecting internet. Use this to connect and reconnect at desired timings.
    More details : http://www.indiabroadband.net/bsnl-b...tml#post154907
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    3. Connect back to the net
    It is all well done for a good sleep. But ISPs are not efficient enough to guarantee this. Our process may be disrupted if internet connection disconnects due to some line problems. Not to worry, not to worry. We can fix that too.
    Imranís Broadband Helper Utility automatically redials if there is a connection failure. Let us see a few other tools too.
    ReConnect 1.5
    More details: Download ReConnect 1.5 - ReConnect is a free utility that will automatically reconnect an internet connection when it disconnect - Softpedia
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    4. Schedule it
    Now we need to find softwares that can download effectively during desired time slot. Files can be downloaded as two types,
    1. Directly from websites,
    2. As torrent downloads from seeds and peers.
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    Our regular download falls in the first category. If you are planning download bigger files, it is wise to choose torrents.
    For regular downloads, we can use a download manager to automate the process. You can choose either Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) or Free Download Manager (FDM) for this purpose. Both can pause and resume downloads.
    For torrents, utorrent is the best client. It is light and consumes lesser resources. It also provides search facility for torrent. utorrent was recently adopted by Bitorrent (Bittorrent invented Peer to Peer transfer).
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    5. Disconnect Internet
    Imranís Broadband Utility can disconnect your internet at any prescribed time.
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    6. Shutdown
    You can either schedule a shutdown or use Imranís Broadband Utility to shutdown at a prescribed time.
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    If you have an unlimited internet connection, simply download utorrent, DAP or FDM and schedule your downloads on a desired time.
    Go here to download the latest version of utorrent.
    ĶTorrent - a (very) tiny BitTorrent client
    Go here to download the latest version of Download Accelerator Plus (DAP).
    Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) - Free Download Manager
    Go here to download the latest version of Free Download Manager (FDM).
    Free Download Manager - absolutely free download accelerator and manager

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    My article, will be happy to hear you comments.

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    making batch files is the easiest
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    @meetdilip
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    asking for User ID and Password, whenever the computer goes into hibernation/locked /standby etc
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    Thanks essbebe. I will be happy to know which articles you wrote.

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    I have posted a similar kind of, but different approach for download automation, this may help somebody. This is specifically for night unlimited users.

    http://www.indiabroadband.net/bsnl-b...tml#post153503

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    I switch off my comp & use bios alarm.. But i keep my modem on,since i am switching off my comp, my ethernet port is off, so no billing should take place but it shows 70kb used at times which is fine, but it showed approx 100mb once.. Dont know why such variations!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NrN Kill View Post
    I switch off my comp & use bios alarm.. But i keep my modem on,since i am switching off my comp, my ethernet port is off, so no billing should take place but it shows 70kb used at times which is fine, but it showed approx 100mb once.. Dont know why such variations!!
    Are you using your modem in bridge or PPPoE mode ?

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    What puchu indirectly means that if you modem is ON all the time and it is configured in PPPoE mode, it will continue to exchange small packets all the time to keep the connection alive. So even when idle, the modem is still consuming usage.

    When in PPPoE, always switch off the modem when not in use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    What puchu indirectly means that if you modem is ON all the time and it is configured in PPPoE mode, it will continue to exchange small packets all the time to keep the connection alive. So even when idle, the modem is still consuming usage.

    When in PPPoE, always switch off the modem when not in use.
    So if you are using your modem for only 1 PC, then better turn off the PPP mode in modem config. After all dialing can be done automatically too in numerous ways.

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    Default find the method of mine

    http://www.indiabroadband.net/bsnl-b...html#post64168


    simple and powerful steps of mine.

    for downloading i use utorrent /download accelerator both has scheduler options

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    Quote Originally Posted by puchu View Post
    Are you using your modem in bridge or PPPoE mode ?
    PPPoE..... But the usage has drastic differences as i mentioned before..

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    Wow this is a really well made list of steps. Truly a good money saver. How much money will you save on an hourly basis, even though you're using the computer during the day anyway? Unless you are downloading like crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    good post........
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    Hi,
    I use PPPoE mode...
    I downloaded Imran's Broadband Helper Utility...
    What next????

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparta View Post
    Hi,
    I use PPPoE mode...
    I downloaded Imran's Broadband Helper Utility...
    What next????
    RELAX.
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    .Application may not be needed.
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    Only Download Manager to be programmed.
    3.
    Check usage now at data.bsnl.in
    seems BSNL meter stops and starts around 0200AM .
    (since 15th December 2009 )
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    Test by starting modem at 0745 surf till 0830
    Also around 0145AM to 0215AM surf or download
    check details next day.
    Your usage 0745-0800 may not be listed.
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    Post screen shot here , to confirm.

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    Anyway, what's the use of this Download ReConnect 1.5 - ReConnect is a free utility that will automatically reconnect an internet connection when it disconnect - Softpedia ?

    Normally, Windows dialler is having an automatic option to re-dial if the line drops ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    Really good one...........

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    Thanks ..................

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    I use utorrent for most of my downloads, especially ones which are likely to break due to a long time period.

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    A recent useful application posted in this forum.http://www.indiabroadband.net/bsnl-b...tml#post275413

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    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    A recent useful application posted in this forum.http://www.indiabroadband.net/bsnl-b...tml#post275413
    Thanks essbebe. From the post, link for latest version

    Download here

    BB Scheduler - BroadBand Scheduler

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    @meetdilip
    http://bbscheduler.codeplex.com/
    Should/may become popular.
    tried and found easiest auto scheduler for both DIALER mode And "Always On " mode.
    try and give detailed comments.

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    Code:
    http://pcgyaan.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/auto-connect/
    I Use This Auto-Connect Software.It Has Reboot Modules For People Who Have An Always On Connection.

    Set The Timing And Minimize The Window And Hibernate The System.Then Sleep Peacefully.


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    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    @meetdilip
    BB Scheduler - BroadBand Scheduler
    Should/may become popular.
    tried and found easiest auto scheduler for both DIALER mode And "Always On " mode.
    try and give detailed comments.
    Ya essbebe you are always right as This is the good software and i haven't tried it!But after trying it i will reply you

    But still the Software you mentioned is helpful both for pppoe and bridge users!
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    Question query regarding BB scheduler

    1. i can't find bb scheduler.exe.config...it's not there in bb scheduler foler in program files..

    2. will it wake up my computer at time of download....please explain me what it does at download time...n how it prevents exchange of data during other time...

    m using pppoE connection (always on)

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    Please see this link for details.
    You can try any in day time and test.
    http://www.indiabroadband.net/bsnl-b...tml#post284627

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    thanks for trying essebe..but that didn't help me..

    all i want is a good scheduler...which can hang up my modem when not in use so that there is no usage during chargeable hours at night....it should wake up my system from sleep or hibernation...start the connection...that's it...

    please someone post a good scheduler with steps of configuring it....

    OS:Windows 7
    Modem: Nokia Siemens Residential Router 1600 (Always on Mode)

    thanks in advance

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    surprised none worked for you (the 4 or 5 schedulers listed ).

    The router NS1600 is same as WA3002_g4. Did you try any scheduler ?

    The whole idea is to disconnect MODEM from
    internet at about say 0145 Am and reconnect
    at 0205AM then again disconnect at about say 0755AM
    rest of the jobs are handled by scheuled tasks in Windows.
    Now , it appears BNSL usage meter/s change over to NU reading at 0200AM and do not count usage till 0800AM
    Check the transition period/s readings in your usage portal.

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    @ akrvd

    Switch to bridge mode and use batch file method if everything fails.

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    @ meetdilip

    m having trouble in configuring the reboot script in imran's utility...actually when i test the reboot function it fails...but when i do it via telnet it works...

    i can't switch to bridge mode bcoz i hav to use both laptop n pc...

    @ essebe

    i know all of them r good...they'll work if someone can help me configure them...

    auto connect setup doesn't run on my pc...windows displays an error message...i think it is only available for windows 7 64bit...

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    still simplified. try and report latest version.
    Auto-connect Download scheduler PC-Gyaan

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    imran's utility is working...but there is a problem..

    even if my nic is disabled bsnl shows usage of 40-60 mb during 12-2 a.m....

    how to stop this unwanted usage??

    please help..

    thanks in advance..

    @ essebe

    i downloaded the latest version of auto connect for windows 7....but the setup fails to run n windows an error message...i tried to run it as an administrator but same result...

    ____

    and if there is any way by which i can use wireless in bridge mode...please tell me...i'll surely switch to bridge mode...
    Last edited by akrvd; 30th May 2010 at 09:37 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    You can use wifi only in PPPoE. You can also use it in Bridge mode, if you configure one machine as a server. But since we have tools for PPPoE rebooting, it is better to try it.

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    Could you get the menu page of the "Auto Connect scheduler in Windows 7.?
    A different version was mentioned.

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    @ essebe

    i downloaded the xp version of auto connect and it is running on my system...

    but tell me will it stop the unwanted usage during night??

    coz it is always on mode...so it exchanges data to maintain the connection..even it is not connected to my pc..

    @ meetdilip

    how can i configure one system as server...

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    Configure a network between two computers and in the connection properties of first system, check " Allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection "



    But I will say, stay in PPPoE. That is a better set up.

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    what if enable these two options shown in pic..
    http://www.indiabroadband.net/attach...1&d=1275270730

    @ essebe
    please tell me will auto connect scheduler stop the unwanted usage during night..
    Last edited by akrvd; 31st May 2010 at 06:52 AM.

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    Try in daytime.
    monitor usage with this meter hourly/daily etc.
    NetWorx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akrvd View Post
    what if enable these two options shown in pic..
    http://www.indiabroadband.net/attach...1&d=1275270730

    @ essebe
    please tell me will auto connect scheduler stop the unwanted usage during night..
    No,i don't think so that this software will cut the unwanted usage,inspite of that you could choose shaplus bandwidth meter which has a option of don't monitor the usage between 2~8a.m.,select that

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    Quote Originally Posted by imrock View Post
    making batch files is the easiest
    what is a batch file...
    how can we create it..
    and how will the batch file will help us......

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSR1989 View Post
    what is a batch file...
    how can we create it..
    and how will the batch file will help us......
    Explained here

    http://www.indiabroadband.net/bsnl-b...tml#post154907

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