Downloading a file through home network router

I'm trying to download a file through a downloader client. It works fine on a computer in a friends house. however on my network at home when the download starts i get this message:

Create Directory Call...
Create File For Download...
Failed to retrieve a HTTP 200 status.
Error Code 404

I have a braodband modem/router here. Could that be causing a problem how can i configure it so that the file will download?

thanks alex
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

alex_wareingAuthor Commented:
Or could it be to do with SP2, i have turned windows firewall off and i still get this message
If you use a peer-to-peer network (where others can also download from you) that will be disturbed by the router or any firewall. A simple download via http shouldn't be the problem, right? What software do u use?
alex_wareingAuthor Commented:
I'm downloading from my universities MSDN academic alliance system. its just a little file that you download and run and it downloads and unpacks an ISO image
How do you know if your security is working?

Protecting your business doesn’t have to mean sifting through endless alerts and notifications. With WatchGuard Total Security Suite, you can feel confident that your business is secure, meaning you can get back to the things that have been sitting on your to-do list.

You should't have a problem with downloading a file through most routers as long as they are stateful (ie remember who sent the file request and where to redirect the response). Few things to try would be:

1. Check that there is no firewall blocking access from your routers end.
2. Log onto the router and forward port 80 to the client machine trying to download the program (this is a temp measure that you will need to disable again!).
3. Try setting up your routers address as a http proxy (port 80) on the client application.
I fear, that the file that you download (and that is started after the download) initiates a secondary download-type that is far away from the standard (for example using an unusual port or a blocked service or needs incoming traffic)

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
alex_wareingAuthor Commented:
hmmmm i haven't managed to work this out yet. although it may just be the file as other files from the site download fine. however its still a little strange that this particular file will download at some elses place but not at home for me!
Well sorry for you but anyway thanks for the points ;-)
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Networking Protocols

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.