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need help.. download problem...

i am having some difficulties with downloading programs from some torrent sites.. when i download some files, for a while the connections goes smoothly but then after a few minutes my internet auto disconnects... do i have a bandwidth limit or something ? but i can download files smoothly from sites like www.download.com and www.freewarefiles.com .. what i am tryin to say here is i can download files in the normal download method but torrent files, my whole interent will disconnect after a few minutes.. other people do not have this program and their torrent downloads goes smoothly.. any reasons why i am having this problem ? what can be done to fix this ? by the way, i have to restart my computer to get net online again... i am using cable

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Not a problem, but needs education...

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One of the hard concepts about the internet in general and torrent in particular for today's new users is that the internet is not a guaranteed delivery medium. It's best I just tell it like it is and get it over with.

To get a better idea of what is going on, research what the internet is.

Bob

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Re: Not a problem, but needs education...

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not much of a help... i thought u were gonna help instead of asking me to get over with it.. is this what www.help.com is all about ?

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The internet is a loose collection of machines on "the internet". In your case, you didn't take the hint that such is not reliable and when you use "torrents", it becomes even more flighty since the torrent depends on many people to leave their machine online and running the torrent in question. There is NO SERVER.

I hope this explains why it is unreliable and why you can't fix it.

Does that help?

Bob

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Re: Not a problem, but needs education...

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You don't like fishing, do you ? Happy

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I like fishing!

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but i prefer watching the grass grow - i find the excitement is more evenly spaced - less stressfull as well!!
Peter

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...with a six-pack and

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right hand occupied ? Wink

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Re: need help.. download problem...

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Are you using a router? I've heard that bit-torrent can lock up some routers. Just for hoots, try connecting your PC directly to the broadband modem.

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Re: need help.. download problem...

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yeah i am linked to a router but not directly.. its thru another computer... i have a fren who is linked thru router but doesnt have the same problem.. i have a roommate using same router as me but he doesnt disconnect when using torrent downloads.. its onli me.. i dont know why my computer is like this even though i do maintaincee(wrong spelling) atleast once a week... something wrong with my lan card ? unlikely as downloads other than torrent related; i can download smoothly... thanks for ur help everyone... any suggestions
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That is new information about your issue.

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In that case, it's time to consider these items.

1. No pests allowed. Scan and remove all you find with Adaware, Spybot, Housecall and Cwshredder.

2. If you have a firewall, then you may find you need to gain control over it. I offer zero support for Zone Alarm. That's for zonelabs, not me. They deserve all the support issues.

Bob

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Is CWShredder still usable?

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I know it's usable; however, I've been trying to get any updates for some time now and always get cannot get server, try later. Is it still one of your suggested utilities?

Thank you - Julea

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(NT) (NT) Thanks Retired for your response.

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Re: Is CWShredder still usable?

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CWShredder is outdated yeah... i cant update it also...
by the way i check for "pests" every week... dont worry about them.. i worry about the internet part...

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Hang in there

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Sorry but i cant help you - maybe i need to do a bit of research to educate myself as well

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