does your new ISP have limits on downloads?
If you didn't have problems with a previous ISP but are having problems now, then all other things being equal, (No changes to IE, no other software installed, no viruses, spyware etc), it points to the ISP.
Does your browser work OK otherwise, eg can you surf web sites without problems?
What type of file downloads?
Can you try another browser, eg Firefox?
Did this new ISP also install anti-virus, anti-spyware, and/or a firewall on your computer?
Which ISP is the new one?
Perhaps others here will have better ideas, eg router settings. What router are you using now?
First of all apologies if this has already been posted, I have searched and searched and searched some more but just can't seem to find any answers so I'm hoping perhaps someone here may help me.
I'm currently running Windows XP with IE 7 and seem to be having some big problems trying to download any files. However, this seems to be random. Occasionally I may download multiple files with no problems, other times I may download one or two but most of the time I can't download anything.
If I simply click the link to download the file the dialogue box breifly flashes on screen and then instantly disappears. If I right click and select save target as the "save as" dialogue box will appear but as soon as I press save the dialogue box will disappear again without starting the download.
My computer is connected to a network and all connected to the network are affected by this. The two desktop PC's are connected to the network via a cable (apologies don't know the right terms!) and the laptop is WiFi.
With the same PCs but using a different ISP and a different router we never had any problem. This started occuring approx 1 month after we switched ISP and got a new router. Unfortunatetly it's not possible to try the older router as it broke, and we've already borrowed another router from someone and had similar problems.
Any ideas what it could be? Is it an issue with IE7/XP or the router we are using? Or is it the ISP?