Start downloading 2 to 8 :-)

September 18th, 2005

hey!! ne1 out there using dataone like me???

well, v hava reason 2 b unhappy ‘cos they r giving only 1GB download/upload per month. But there is 1 small reason to be a “lil” happy. 2 AM to 8 AM is free for unlimited usage. To take advantage of this, i created a scheduled task to start downloading using Download Acclerator Plus (DAP) at 2:10 AM & shutdown the system after download completes or at 7:55 AM, whichever occurs first. Ok, heres the procedure to do that. I did this WinXP home and DAP version 7.2.
1. Start->Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Scheduled Tasks.
2. Click next & select a program from the list or click “Browse” button to select ur own. I selected DAP frm the list.
3. Type a name & choose an option from the 1ce given. I chose daily.
4. Give a start time. As for this, give it as “2:10 AM” & select a start date.
5. Enter ur user name & password.
6. If u wan something else 2 b configured tick off the chk box & say “Finish”.

Now, u gotta config DAP to start downloading at 2:10 AM. Other download managers vil surely a similar feature.

1. Fire DAP frm Start->Programs->Download Accelerator Plus->Download Accelerator
2. Goto Options->Preferences.
3. Select “Scheduler” from the left side menu & select the chk box
4. Tick the chk box dat says “Start scheduler at…” & select “Daily” & give the time of starting. If u want give the time at which the scheduler has to stop.
5. Select the options from “After scheduled downloads stopped/finished”.
6. Click “Apply” & say “Close”.

Dats!! it u can now close DAP, leave ur comp on & happily go 2 sleep……Today i have scheduled for 2 downloads from channel9. The 1st 1 is here & the 2nd is here, if u want to c them. They both promise 2 b gud. bye!! n have a gud day…. 😉

Update: Read through Part 2 also.

16 Responses to “Start downloading 2 to 8 :-)”

  1. Sudar Says:

    Nice to know there is one more person who is both happy/angry with BSNL Broad band.

    BTW try Free Download Manager ( it has all the features of DAP, plus it is free and so u don’t need to see those flashy ads and it is also ligth weight.

  2. Yuvi Panda Says:

    Congrats, and happy Downloading, Aswin….

    And, BTW, I saw somewhere that you need to atleast Restart your Modem before Starting Download, or atleast restart your Connection, since then, and only then you’d get a new IP….

    And, As for FDM, as sudar says, It’s also lightweight and a Bit more feature rich, perhaps, but, It’s been crashing for me off late…..Due to the Really Heavy Downloading lists it has got!

  3. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    Thanks, guyz i have downloaded FDM & 2nite, i have scheduled for another video at channel9. Its UI is way too better than DAP or flashget. 🙂

  4. Sudar Says:

    Good to know that you started to use FDM. BTW have u seen the office 12 video from Channel 9?

  5. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    yet to download that. its scheduled for tonight 🙂

  6. Bosky Says:

    You might also want to know h0w to Make the BSNL DataOne Wireless,as suggested at

    Keep Clicking,
    Bhasker 8 )

  7. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    Yeah sure, i have saved that page.

  8. Sharath MS Says:

    There is a catch though – I think you need to start a new session after 2AM. Which means, you need to restart your router at 2AM. Last time around, i got a huge bill inspite of scheduling my downloads.

  9. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    hi Sharath, i again scheduled again today for downloads from 2am to 8am. It is starting a new session by itself for the day sometime after 12am.

  10. Sharath MS Says:

    Check out this utility

  11. Sharath MS Says:

    Aswin, when there is some inactivity for quite some time, the huawei router automatically times off and disconects from the bsnl server [that is when you see the green light]. I suppose, some or the other application in your system makes a web request and a connection established again. All this happens while you sleep.

    I still havent found out a way of restarting the router at 2AM. Will let you know once i work out something.

  12. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    hi Sharath, i have added a new blog item on how to restart the modem at 2AM….chk that out.

  13. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    hi, during always on mode, u can specify the idle time after which the modem gets disconnected. when u pass some request for a webpage, it reconnects automatically…

  14. Manick Badshah Says:

    hi of indian economy, can u come to my house? my modem is repair since australia is near by….

  15. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    dei goyya, u come here n call me ha ha ha!!

  16. Mark Waugh Says:

    Anniyan avatharithu vittana????

    solungelen pls…

    i want the reply as soon as possible