Automatic reconnect not working

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seattledoug

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Post by seattledoug » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:01 pm
After my laptop wakes up from sleep it takes a few seconds usually to reconnect to the network.

At this point Viscosity fails to reconnect, although I believe I've setup all of the correct options:
These are the values I see in the settings.xml file, which I assume should trigger it to reconnect:

<key>ReconnectOnWake</key>
<string>YES</string>
<key>ReconnectAfterDropOut</key>
<string>YES</string>

Is there something else needed to make this work correctly? I always have to manually trigger it to reconnect, at which point it works fine.

This is using Viscosity 1.4 on Windows 7 - recently downloaded.

Thanks,

Doug

Eric

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Post by Eric » Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:04 pm
Hi Seattledoug,

This is something we have been working on in the latest beta. Laptops like yours that can take a bit to reconnect to the network are unfortunately extremely hard to get perfect with this feature. I encourage you to try the latest beta as it should hopefully provide a solution straight after install - http://sparklabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=482

If you are still having problems, you can set a delay before Viscosity tries to reconnect with the following command run from Start->Run or a command line:

"C:\Program Files\Viscosity\Viscosity.exe" SetPref ConnectOnWakeDelay 5

Where 5 is the number of seconds to wait before Viscosity will attempt it's start up procedures, you can change this value if you desire.

Let us know if any of this helps.

Regards,

Eric
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seattledoug

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Post by seattledoug » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:14 pm
Thanks Eric - I'll give the delay a chance and see if that works. I suspect it will since my laptop reliably gets on the network within a few seconds of waking up and I really have no need for the VPN to be connected instantly. I can certainly wait a few seconds for the reconnection - just so long as I don't have to do it manually every time.

I'll let you know if this doesn't solve it.

Thanks,

Doug
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