Although broadband penetration has improved in leaps and bounds over the past few years, truly unlimited broadband connections are still a rarity in India. Most unlimited connections have speed caps and fair usage policies associated with them. On top of that, most unlimited broadband plans are outrageously priced. The combination of aforementioned factors has led most people to opt for broadband plans with bandwidth limits but night limited mode (i.e. download and upload during the night is not charged).
The trouble with night unlimited plans is that the timings are rather odd. For example, India’s most popular ISP – Dataone’s night unlimited mode kicks in at 2:00 a.m. and ends at 8:00am. It’s simply not feasible for most people to stay up at such odd hours. This is where Broadband Scheduler comes in.
It’s a simple, no-nonsense application that does one thing – automatically connect and disconnect your internet connection at specified times. It supports both Bridge mode and PPPoE Mode. Don’t worry if you don’t know what Bridge mode and PPPoE Mode means. If you need to dial to connect to your Broadband (Dataone) connection, then you are using Bridge Mode. Otherwise you are using PPPoE (Automatic) mode. Broadband Scheduler can even launch your download manager automatically after establishing connection.
Broadband Scheduler will be appreciated by internet users fed up with their ISP’s oddly timed Night Unlimited plans. Its biggest strength is its simplicity and utility. I wish I had this software when I was using Dataone’s Night Unlimited plan.
Download Broadband Scheduler (3.52 MB)
Version Reviewed: 1.1
License: Open Source – Freeware
Operating System: Windows All