Sunday, March 4, 2012

Auto Hathway Authentication

Android AHA released on 24 April 2013

New Version v1.0.3 released on 1st Sept 2012
1)Runs on linux using mono runtime.
2)User can change the pooling interval

New Version v1.0.1 released on 30th June 2012 (Refer to the comments for more detail about the change log and update instruction).

Hathway broadband users are required to authenticate on there service portal in order to start internet. This application automatically authenticates user on hathway portal.User has to define the hathway user id and password before starting and then it will keep on monitoring internet connection (pings after every 30 seconds).

You can download the Auto Hathway Authentication v1.0.1 from my public dropbox folder

Requires Microsoft .Net framework 2.0


Vittal Kiran said...

Thanks was thinking something like this, But i wanted it to run on my router automatically. Because sometimes, i use other electronic gadgets, where there is no provision for login.

I haven't tried this yet. Is this safe from malware/virus?

Anil Soni said...

Don't worry its is completely safe. You can download and verify using any virus scanner.

Vittal Kiran said...

Thats pretty, but can you do that run in my Netgear Router? It will be more useful if it can happen.
I think, the time 30sec is too fast. I haven't seen the internet connection idled for a gap of hours. How about an option of changing the time interval (in next versions of the app)?

Good effort, Thanks...

Anil Soni said...

It works on windows OS only, if you have some network setup then you keep it running on any of your windows based server which runs 24x7 and it will keep you connected.

I also have a wifi router in my house and i am also planning to mod its firmware to automatically authenticate the internet but modfying a router firmware is very tricky and complex. Even i was looking for something to mod the firmware of hathway cable modem but not found anything yet

The 30 sec timer is required because if it is increased to 1 min or more user can have an internet disconnected period of moer than 1 min, in which user can manually authenticate and if interval is reduced then overheading of checking internet connectivity wll be increased.

Vittal Kiran said...

Thank you,
Are you on twitter?

Anil Soni said...


Anonymous said...

Can you make this to iOS / Android?
I have a linux server, how can i host it on linux server, and make it run - as you said above?

Anil Soni said...

Since this app is based on .Net 2.0. Try using Mono, though i have not tested my app on linux.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little technically challenged - I have to just run this application and it will automatically work for me?
I use Windows 7 and browse using IE and Chrome

Anil Soni said...

You have to download the application and do following steps

1. Run the application.
2. Set user Hathway username and password in top fields.
3. Check the auto start on windows start and click Save button.

Anonymous said...

(In Windows XP),I use 'autostart'(run when computer starts) mode of this application.
The problem is, whenever i shutdown the computer, it asks for termination request of the application. Without terminating the program, the system doesn't shutdown. So if i forget to do that, then comp will be running always.

kalpesh said...

Hey it is safed 100%%..
bcoz..we are giving our id and passwords.....
and softwere developer can use our internet connection too....

Anil Soni said...

@Kalpesh, How safe an application is completely question of trust. As far the question of misuse i think that the hathway service is binded with the your modem and your hathway login credential and that means that one cannot login to hathway portal by just using someones else login credential because it requires modem too.

vnb said...

i want to use this application but i am not using hathway... i am using different broadband... my login page comes like this... then i have to type username and password... help needed.. can u modify it for me

Anonymous said...

It will be nice if you make this for Linux. I hardly have the req knowledge to write that code. Can you do this, so that i can have it running on my linux server?

Anonymous said...

i am getting issue while running the exe file, its saying the program not responding while running the please..

Anonymous said...

My Bad, i should have run this as an Administrator, the program installed successfully and its a fantastic tool, i was really frustrated by this Hathway excess Security options as if they are securing there Swiss Bank Account..
Would be great to have this for my iPhone and Android Tablet...Can you do that pls ?

Anonymous said...


Rakesh said...

hey anil soni.
i really appreciate ur effort in doing this. really a nice one.

I am trying to write a script and i really appreciate if u can help me.
I am trying to sent a httpPost request directly to the url
with the post data as username="myusername"&password="mypassword" but im not getting a successfully reply.

Varun Dave said...

To post to hathway, you'll need to use this :

Just change the username and password and feel free to code a script of your own and don't forget to share it with us here.

Rakesh said...

@varun dave..
that worked perfectly right :)
thanks a loot buddy... ill upload the script very soon

Anil Soni said...

New Version of AHA 1.0.1 is now available and can be downloaded from my dropbox

1. Fixed - AHA not working after recent changes in Hathway portal service.
2. Fixed - Windows shutdown issue because AHA does not get closed automatically. (Reported by some anonymous user)
3. Fixed - Autostart checkbox is not checked after a restart.

Steps for Update:
1. Replace the existing AHA.exe with new one.
2. Start AHA and re-enter and save hathway Userid and password.

Anonymous said...

Please someone can get this working on linux? maybe just a browser script!

Sameer said...

Yes. +1. Linux for me too. Can't you use same code and compile it in mono and upload a linux version as well? PLEASE!

Anil Soni said...

I am working for its linux version also and will upload that one soon.

Anonymous said...

having problem every hour of operation.
OS: win 7 64 bit, intel atom processor 2 gb ram
get a security exception with the following details:
See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.Security.SecurityException: The source was not found, but some or all event logs could not be searched. Inaccessible logs: Security.
at System.Diagnostics.EventLog.FindSourceRegistration(String source, String machineName, Boolean readOnly)
at System.Diagnostics.EventLog.SourceExists(String source, String machineName)
at System.Diagnostics.EventLog.VerifyAndCreateSource(String sourceName, String currentMachineName)
at System.Diagnostics.EventLog.WriteEvent(EventInstance instance, Byte[] data, Object[] values)
at System.Diagnostics.EventLog.WriteEvent(EventInstance instance, Object[] values)
at System.Diagnostics.EventLogTraceListener.TraceEvent(TraceEventCache eventCache, String source, TraceEventType severity, Int32 id, String message)
at System.Diagnostics.TraceInternal.TraceEvent(TraceEventType eventType, Int32 id, String format, Object[] args)
at System.Diagnostics.Trace.TraceError(String message)
at AHA.FrmMain.get_IsConnected()
at AHA.FrmMain.timer1_Tick(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.OnTick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.TimerNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
The Zone of the assembly that failed was:


Vips said...

i have one question:
after particular time interval lets say 10 minutes i can see in the Logs "Internet Started", what does that mean to me ?
1. I have a WiFi router - is this cause because of issue with Wi Fi Router ?
2. Is Hathway connection is getting logged out automatically even though i am continuously using the Internet connection (Shame on you Hathway)
3. Internet Signals are distorted and the connection is getting lost because of that ? (Again shame on you Hathway)
4. Issue with the Hathway Internet Modem ? (Once more big shame on you Hathway)

Chris Dsouza said...

Hey would this software work even if my Computer is shut down? I need the internet connection running for my VOIP telephone.
Like would the script run with only my router on?

Anonymous said...

can you please upload the linux version?

harsh said...

hi sir,
i am fed up with that 30 sec checking.
pls provide a option in which the user can set his own checking time
or else if not possible, pls make it to 5-10minnutes

Anil Soni said...

Auto hathway authentication v1.0.3 now available

1)Runs on linux using mono runtime.
2)User can change the pooling interval

Anonymous said...

How can i increase the pooling time to 30 mins...HELP

Anonymous said...

Use this for linux. You will need to install curl though. Also assuming that you are based out of india. Otherwise replace accordingly..

/opt/bin/curl --output /tmp/root/curloutput ""
if [ $(grep /tmp/root/curloutput | wc -l) -eq 0 ]; then
/opt/bin/curl -s --data "" /dev/null 2>&1;

Anonymous said...

great work buddy.

Anonymous said...


This stuck works very nice. I tried the version 1.0.3 but there was some prob. I ran 1.0.1 with admin privilages it runs very nicely thank you.

Anonymous said...

Any way this can be used with apple or google devies ?
Need an app for this !!


Neveille Wadia said...

Hi Anil.

Can I use this on my android? There is no providion for login on the android. I have to switch on my pc. I dont mind the login procsss as far as I can do it on my phone. does not open on my android. Any ideas?


Ramesh said...

Hi Anil:

Hathway disconnects every 6 Hrs (maybe more or less not sure) and requires user to manually connect again. I wanted to know if this app takes care of that. If yes, can I request you share the logic with me, so I can code a BASH shell script for it?

I am not Windoze user, and want to write a shell script, so Hathway connection gets automatically established after it disconnects due to Hathway's policy of disconnecting it after few hours.

Look forward to hear from you.


Navigates said...

Hi Anil. even if I change the polling interval to 1800, when the computer restarts it reverts back to 30 seconds. Can you help with this fix? also I believe if you use the IP vs the login dns, it would be faster. For the next version it would be good if we could modify that.

Anil Soni said...

Thanks for the nice suggestions and feedback. I will consider following changes in the next version

1.Migration of AHA to android.
2.Detection of Hathway network.
3.Navigate using IP address instead of domain name.

Looking for more suggestions and feedback from the users.

Sandeep Bodkhe said...

Can anybody speak for IOs users ?
I am desperately monitoring for that

akkiheat said...

i have hathway connection and i want to share it on my mobile. how i can do these? how to setup wifi on hathway broadband?

Ralph said...

Make It Open Source....
Give ME The Source Codes...and I Can help U Port It On Other Os's

Kayash said...

Buddy the code has stopped working for me in pune, also please work out something for android phone as well. plz

Heisenberg said...

Thanks saved from the annoying periodical log off from Hathway internet.
Now I can peacefully leave my PC for downloading throughout the day :)

jobinelv said...

here is new simple AHA, WinAHA with source code, form,
feel free to contact, thanks

jobinelv said...

Gopi said...

Here is my solution to automatic login using Raspberry Pi, hope that helps some people:

shiv mathur said...

Thanks for your wonderful program (Auto Hathway Authentication, and for making it available for free.

I'm only worried that, since you plan to make it available on Android Play Store, hathway might try a workaround.

Anonymous said...

Please make such app for Ios too.

Kaushikfrnd said...

Awesome bro ... Awesome :) that works kudos :) . thanks you saved my day i didnt wanted to install windows just to open my internet connection. In linux it doesnot open the stupid login url . And this solves my problem :). Thanks again

Anonymous said...

This one is the only application of its kind would be even better if it connected router quickly.Many times I need yo wait for uptown 1/2 an hour or even MORE

brshdmtl said...

it's great!!! worked flawlessly on Windows 7... then i upgraded to Windows 8 Pro and something went wrong! i installed .NET software... but i still get constant errors in spite of successful internet connection... AHA works but something on Windows 8 Pro does not!

Stalen Dsilva said...

Dear Anil pls reply to this will it work even if the computer turned off for two days and still will it be connected if I use other gadgets like Apple iPad ?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, small things make a big difference man :)

Anonymous said...

For Linux (NAS, Raspberry Pi, Router) you can use this bash script and schedule to run it as a cronjob:

ping -c 1 -W 10 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
echo `date` "Net not accessible. Logging into Hathway"
curl --data 'data[Subscriber][username]=YOURUSERNAME&data[Subscriber][password]=YOURPASSWORD' -A "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_8) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/12.0.742.112 Safari/534.30" >>
echo `date` "Net accessible"

Tabs disappear as a comment. Have a look at the website below how it should be formatted. Fill in your username & password, change IP if required and the filename

Credits go to

Only noticed it stopped working and I adapted it a little bit.