reply to ttcole1254
Re: [Internet] Lightning Internet Corruption I had a pretty similar problem when my 8 port switch went bad. Since you've tried multiple computers and had your modem replaced, i'm wondering if some kind of power surge hit a piece of network equipment and in turn messed up the network cards in all of the connected computers... It seems far fetched, but your problem does seem to be a stumper.
The brighthouse techs out here (Michigan) seem to carry laptops with them. If they also do that in florida, perhaps you could have one of them hook their laptop to your modem and try one of the downloads that usually fails for you. That way, if it also fails on them, they will stop blaming your computer or network. If it works fine for them (maybe even try a couple of times) then you'll definitely need to look closer at your hardware/software.
- cmcasey79, BrightHouse RoadRunner Turbo, Farmington Hills, MI
Yeah usually every 1 out of 4 downloads matches, and I've gotten good copies back to back. I sure hope not every computer is bad.. that would be terrible. Now, the modem is connected to an extremely old surge protector, with everything in the entertainment center running on it (at least 10 devices) could a bad surge protector cause anything weird like this?
The replacement modem is plugged into the same protector. I completely forgot about the protector to be honest.
Okay this was odd.. I was watching YouTube on a wireless computer, when all of a sudden the video died, and Windows told me it couldn't get DNS working, and told me I had no Internet access through the modem. I disconnected and reconnected, and then it worked again. I think it was computer related though, and not the modem. I have to reinstall windows on this machine.
Windows just informed me of a memory problem (meaning RAM) hmmm...
Windows Action Center
Your computer might be encountering a memory problem. Memory problems are typically caused by hardware failures, such as a problem with random access memory (RAM). If this is a memory problem and it's not fixed, you might lose information, or your computer might stop working.
I guess I'll run memtest86 overnight and see what happens.
After running memtest86+ for 9 hours last night, all the RAM came back as good.
Okay it's all fixed. Turns out that the Motorola (both of them) were messed up somehow. They replaced it with an all in one Ubee, and all downloads successfully finish without any corruption. I'm confused beyond belief, but I'm just glad it works now.