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Old 11-27-2006, 12:08 PM   #1
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Unable to download large files using Kubuntu

Iím not really sure if this is a networking issue or a software issue. I am using Kubuntu on a Toshiba Laptop. Before that I was using Suse 10 on that machine. Anyway, ever since putting Kubuntu on the HD, I cannot download large files like isoís. I get to between 50 and 100mb downloaded and the Internet connection shuts off for the machine. I have to reset the router and modem to get access back. (wired connection)

I have swapped the router and modem and this only happens on my Kubuntu laptop. I also have a Windows partition on the same laptop that works fine. It also worked fine under Suse. I have other machines that I have put on the same connection and they can download larger files. I also contacted my isp to see if there was a cap put on my downloads and nothing there. This happens on different sites, do I donít think I am getting bumped from the one site.

Is there a setting I am missing somewhere, or does someone think that I am missing a troubleshooting step. I have been all over Google and nothing. Any suggestions or links would be greatly appreciated.
Old 11-27-2006, 11:59 PM   #2
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Somewhere in /etc, in a config file, there is a switch to set. Something simple, like 'keep-alive=true' or 'keep-alive=false' to keep the connection alive.

To find it, try:
find /etc -type f | xargs grep 'alive'

I don't remember if the term is hyphenated or not, with caps or not, so searching for the 'alive' part of the term should find it.

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Old 11-28-2006, 10:00 AM   #3
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Thanks for your input, I will try that when I get home tonight. I've been scratching my head for a couple of weeks on this one. I will let you know if it works.


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