dslreports logo
site
 
    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery
spc

spacer




how-to block ads


Search Topic:
uniqs
1199
share rss forum feed


TheGamer

join:2004-02-25
Montreal

[Internet] Downloads not finishing

For the past few weeks all files that i download (via http) are not finishing. My download gets disconnected 80% to 99% through the download. It doesnt happen often to small files, but it happens to big files 90% of the time. It does this to me in Firefox and IE and i even tried a different router (same cable modem though) and the problem still persisted.

Anyone else getting this? Is videotron throttling me?


kovy

join:2009-03-26
kudos:8

Did you try another PC ?

Do you have a anti-virus?



TheGamer

join:2004-02-25
Montreal

I use NOD32 anti virus and i have a software firewall (in addition to my hardware forewall router).

I just did a test on another computer in my home network and the same thing happens there, except it only paused for a few seconds and than finished the download (testing against »us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/3···whql.exe).

Guess its something on this comp :S Time to restore from an image backup.

Thanks for the help.


zadigre

join:2006-10-02
Montreal, QC

I saw this kind of problem in the past with NOD32... you should try disabling the Internet filtering. If the problem is NOD32, it should fix the problem.
--
SpeedCable Extreme 60 avec Electronic Box!



TheGamer

join:2004-02-25
Montreal

:O

That fixed it!

Thanks.



BigBlarg

join:2008-02-10
Longueuil, QC
kudos:1
reply to TheGamer

That's weird... we use Nod32 on all our work computers. Never had any kind of problems with it.

I guess that what you have was the "Internet Security Suite" or something like that??


GuiGQc

join:2012-02-22
Gatineau, QC

Using a download manager helps. You can download faster, and you can also (most of the time, when the server lets you) resume unfinished downloads.



TheGamer

join:2004-02-25
Montreal

2 edits

Ugh it started doing it again

Download manager doesnt fix it; even with multiple streams. The download is able to finish but it becomes corrupt and wont open.

EDIT: I upgraded NOD32 Antivirus to the latest version and i forgot to disable web protection. I just disabled it and so far so good (*knock on wood*).


GuiGQc

join:2012-02-22
Gatineau, QC
reply to TheGamer

Are you downloading on a filehosting site like a "RapidShare"-like on a free account? Because on free accounts (or unregistered), you get very poor download speed and often get timed out.



TheGamer

join:2004-02-25
Montreal

It happens everywhere. Even on the nvidia website to download video drivers (and i get a 4MB /second download speed there)