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egg64

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A little assistance,



I have a bit of a problem....my internet is hooked through a router, another computer uses the same connection, I've tried downloading on both CPU's and on mine. The other CPU uses Win 2k Pro, I use XP Pro. When I try to download something that's over 5-50MB, or if it's been downloading for a while, it'll stop and say that Internet Explorer reset the connection, with a red X. So it's constantly timing out, but I can surf the web as usual...what's going on?
 
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egg64 said:
A little assistance,
I have a bit of a problem....my internet is hooked through a router, another computer uses the same connection, I've tried downloading on both CPU's and on mine. The other CPU uses Win 2k Pro, I use XP Pro. When I try to download something that's over 5-50MB, or if it's been downloading for a while, it'll stop and say that Internet Explorer reset the connection, with a red X. So it's constantly timing out, but I can surf the web as usual...what's going on?
First things first, if you are not now downloading with a Download Manager, you should be. The benefit is that you will be able to resume the download from the point where it last was functioning before the connection drop.

Use the Search Advanced function for the WinXP forum where there has been a recent discussion about download managers: download and manager

I've noticed that with my ISP, the connection stalls, so I have to disconnect and reconnect sometimes. I use Firefox, and only venture into an IE use only when I need updates from M$.

-- Tom
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

Even though you're using a router, how are you connecting to the web? Is it dialup or cable/broadband?

Does the Win2000 system have any problems when trying to downlaod large files?

What may be happening is the internet files cache is getting full, so lets clean it up a bit.

Control Panel | Internet Options. General tab. Under Delete files, delete offline content.

Advanced tab. Scroll down to Security, and tick Empty Tempory Internet .....Apply and OK.

Also, if the Win2000 works and the XP doesn't, for both go to the internet options again. In the General tab, click Settings for the Tempory Internet Files. How much disk space is used for both?

Regards

eddie
 
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