I am unable to download any files from the Windows Update site on either my Win 98 or XP computers when going through my D-Link DI-704P router. Both computers are able to view web pages and download files from other sites and I was even able to open up two ports on the router to use a music/file sharing service. (the problem existed before I started sharing files)
I am able to view the Windows Update site and scan my computer for updates but when I try to download the updates it stops after like 5 seconds at no more than 140 KB and stays there. After I cancel the download attempt I have to close Windows Update from the list you see after hitting Ctrl, Alt, Delete and it seems to send the error report ok with my XP machine. When I bypassed the router I was able to download updates from the site just fine.
I have Ameritech DSL and use the SpeedStream 5360 “modem” to connect to the internet. The Windows 98 machine was the machine I first had the DSL connected to and I bought the router after I built the XP machine.
Is there a specific port I can open up or some other setting in the router I can change to use Windows Update?