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Ability to schedule downloads at specified times

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:13 pm
by noeljones
My ISP is introducing a fair usage policy that caps usage between 8am until 1 am, which means between 1am and 8am I can have unlimited downloads. It would be useful if I could schedule my downloads to start at a specific time (i.e 1am for me) and end at a specific time.
:lol: :D

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:48 pm
by Destroyer
Dont you mean "My ISP called Plusnet" :lol: ;)

I think this would be a great idea for kicking the downloads off at night when people would not be using the computer

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:39 am
by Lips
Spiril has said there would be scheduling abilites available in v2.5.
Spiril wrote:I'll make a scheduler available in v2.5!

Probably for both header downloads and article downloads.
For now, you can use the Windows Scheduler to start NL. This should work just fine for you.


Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:54 pm
by noeljones
OK thanks for the info.

I will be able to get one over on plus net now. It seems I will now be able to get a 2mb connection for £22 month if I hammer the downloading between 1am and 8am. So I save £8 month and double my speed. what a fair usage policy :lol:

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:18 pm
by joeldriver
yeah i'd like this too

so i can schedule overnight when plusnet introduce their FUP

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 7:43 pm
by Nufkamp
Nildram have just introduced a similar 'fair use' policy, roll on the scheduling.