Unable to download random files.

Posted on 2007-08-07
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Last Modified: 2013-11-05
Ok, I was working on my network yesterday and while running Windows update, it would stop downloading after 2MB of one of the updates.   Keep in mind it did computer around 10 updates or so before that with no issue.  I tried it several times and it just wouldnt download that one update.  I experienced the same problem on that computer downloading the adaware install file.  While spybot downloaded no problem.   It would get to about 24KB or 500KB, usually would stop like 2 seconds in.

This computer was just reloaded so that pretty much rules out the likelyhood of a virus.

Then today I was at another PC and experienced the same problem trying to download drivers from HP.  I tried in both firefox and IE and same thing happens.  

I am thinking it must be router related?  

Firmware Version 3.37.6
Question by:zreisman
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mikecr earned 1000 total points
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The Linksys routers seem to have problems with FTP and HTTP downloads sometimes. I would suggest going to their site and updating the firmware first before you do any more troubleshooting and see if this fixes the problem.

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funnyfingers earned 1000 total points
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try removing the router and see if you still have failures, that will determine if it is router related or not.

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