Can the Diablo 3 download be scheduled?



  • My peak internet download quota is a bit small at the moment, but I have a decent amount of offpeak quota. Unfortunately the offpeak period is from 2am-8am, and I don't really want to stay up that late just to kick off a download. Is is possible to schedule the Diablo 3 download to occur at a certain time?



  • This is a fairly crude method, but may work.

    1. Create two batch files

      • connect.bat:

        netsh interface set interface name="Local Area Connection" admin=ENABLED

      • and disconnect.bat

        netsh interface set interface name="Local Area Connection" admin=DISABLED

      • n.b., change "Local Area Connection" to whatever connection your internet is going through

    2. Set up a pair of Windows tasks in the "Task Scheduler" (search for it in the start menu)
      • Have one task run connect.bat at 2 AM, and disconnect.bat at 8 AM.
      • You must check "Run with Highest Privileges" otherwise the scripts will do nothing.

    3. Open up the downloader/installer and begin downloading.

    4. Rght click on disconnect.bat and "Run as administrator". This should disable your network adapter, and with it your internet connection. (Verify that the download stops) When Windows automatically runs it's counterpart connect.bat, it will essentially plug you back in.

      • If you need to manually override and connect back, just run the connect.bat file as an admin. You might want to test run this before blindly letting it run overnight.

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