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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.

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Lips

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.