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Downloads stop with 1 second to go

by seriouswork / June 24, 2013 11:58 AM PDT

I've recently been encountering a problem with downloading files, especially ZIP archives.

They seem to stop with exactly one second to go, and never complete.

If anyone has a fix to this, that would be awesome.

I'm using up to date browsers, but it seems to be a computer-wide problem, and not a problem from just one browser.

So far I've tried IE, Firefox, and Opera with little success.

Sometimes they work, depending on the site, but I've also tried some very reliable download sites, and run into problems.

Any help or a fix for this problem would be greatly appreciated.

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by seriouswork / June 24, 2013 12:02 PM PDT

I accidentally posted this in the wrong section.

this is a Windows 7 problem.

if anyone could tell me how to delete the thread and move it to the appropriate section, please do.

typical noob error. Grin

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Tried Reinitializing Your Modem/Router?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 29, 2013 3:44 AM PDT
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Occasionally, a modem, or router will go wonky and cause such issues.. It frequently associates with slower bandwidth speeds as well.. To reinitializing the modem, turn OFF your computer, then turn OFF your router and that means unplug from power. The turn OFF your modem, if it's separate from the router.. Wait ten minutes.. After waiting, turn ON the modem. Wait two minutes for it to reinitialize.. Then turn ON the router, if separate from the modem.. Wait two minutes. Then turn ON the computer.

In addition, you might try updating your ethernet and wireless adapter drivers... You didn't mention whether you were connecting to the internet using a wired, ethernet connection or with a wireless connection. Either way, visit the computer manufacturer's website, or the internet adapter manufacturer's website and download, then install their latest driver for the device.

Hope this helps.


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