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Old 08-18-2004, 08:25 PM   #1
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Problem downloading ISOs (Very weird)

Im really getting sick of this. Here are a few cases.

(1) Firefox/IE: I try downloading an ISO, (i.e. redhat, mandrake, phlak) and at or around 32MB, every single time without fail, the download cuts out. Sometimes an error message is displayed saying it lost connection to the server, but I've tried about every mirror I could find for all 3 of those distros and had the same error at the same time.

(2) Download Accelerator Plus 7: Again, around the 32MB mark, some of the sections just stop data transfer. The others keep going and I get to 65% completion every time, but I cannot resume the download hours, days, even weeks later. It always gets stuck 'recieving file' with absolutely no data being transferred. Again, I tried all mirrors I could find.
Note: I have tried a lot of different 'accelerated' speeds, 1 connection, 2, 4, etc.

(3) Download Plus .07 (open source): Same exact thing as DAP 7. Again, I tried all mirrors I could find.

This is extremely frustrating to me. I have even tried it on BOTH of my computers. There is plenty of disk space, so Im not running out. (4+ GB on one comp, and 20+ GB on the other)
My DSL connection gets 130KB/s if that means anything. I also have ZoneAlarm running, but didnt turn it off for obvious reasons. If that has anything to do with it, I would really like to know without trying it out myself and putting my system at risk.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Old 08-18-2004, 08:32 PM   #2
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all 3 of those distros
What's that?

Old 08-18-2004, 08:36 PM   #3
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This sounds more like a Windows problem than a Linux problem, I'm not quite sure what the problem is...

It might be ZoneAlarm, but since the download STARTED, I doubt it is affecting it...
Old 08-18-2004, 08:39 PM   #4
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Does it happen when you download ANYTHING or just this one thing that you're trying to download (even though you've tried all the mirrors)? In other words, can you download anything at all that is greater than 50K or so?
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in General and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

Because this isn't a Linux question.
Old 08-19-2004, 07:22 AM   #6
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Funny thing is, it only happens when I'm downloading those large ISO's. I can download 250MB files without a problem, its just when I get to 450+MB of Linux ISOs, I start getting that problem again...
Old 08-19-2004, 08:13 AM   #7
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y dont u try downloading using torrents...use a client like bitcomet or bitspirit...:-)
Old 08-19-2004, 09:03 AM   #8
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I would rather not use any kind of torrent...


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