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stay away from download.com
stay away from download.com because any software you download will have wrappers that include adware and other utilities you wont want that can mess up your system.
either go to the softwares actual website or use ninite.com and get them all.
Re: stay away from download.com
I thought download was safe, at least for the top downloads. But the downloads didn't work on other sites as well such as Adobe and it still doesn't explain why it worked on IE and then on the others after I swapped modems.
Mods don't advise it.
Try Ninite if you want software with no "extras". https://ninite.com/
maybe the problem is....
,,,,with what you are trying to download. Two sites and two browsers, I call that a website download problem, not your computer.
But they worked on IE. At least, Adobe and AVG would give me en error upon download on separate sites over hours apart with FF and Chrome. IE download the initial installers but it couldn't download the rest. Then I use the old modem and no problem on anything.
If you replaced your modem, then you need to get the new one registered with your ISP or your internet service may not work.
When I hooked up the new one, I did register it online through Comcast and then internet access seemed fine across my network, until later on I noticed the problem I described only on my wirelessly connected desktop.
Just an issue I come across.
Some routers block via a firewall or other protection settings. I don't see make and model numbers so I can't check manuals.
Western Digital My Net N750 Model Number - WDBAJA0000NWT-HESN
New Modem - TP-LINK Model Number - TC-7610(US)
Old Modem - Motorola Surfboard Model Number - SB5100
OK, those are bog standard "modems"
Now you need to compare the WAN interface IP, netmask, DNS and such that shows up from one to the other modem on your router's setup pages.
Remember I take it the router is all defaults without any changes as to VPN, routing or other changes.
I forgot the usual. Try the usual.
On the failing machine we'll want to reset the usual IP DNS, ARP and such caches. This could lead to download errors.
Google like this for each reset.
1. Windows 10 DNS RESET
2. Windows 10 IP RESET
When comparing the WAN settings with both modems, they were the same. I'm talking about the IP, subnet mask, default gateway, and primary and secondary DNS server, sorry if there's other I didn't list. I think I have a little port forwarding and WEP, but other than that the settings should be default. However after I hooked up my new modem and did the Windows 10 DNS RESET you mentioned and that appears to have solved it. I can now download from CNET in those browsers. That's amazing if it was something that simple. I hope that solves it for good. I suppose I should enable IPv6 in my router now. But a big thanks so far.
this is only that computer with problem?
If so, we are talking wireless settings. The new modem probably has different settings for wireless set than the old modem has, which means you need to create a new or second connection in that computer and have it set to WEP or WPA or WPA2 and the passkey that matches what the new router wants.
The router is not new, only the modem.
But yes, this was only a problem on my wireless connected and not with the wired. Everything seemed fine with the internet on both computers except those downloads on my wireless connection. I understand this sounds like a very narrow problem and is very frustrating.
Oh, I thought you had a combo unit
most the ISP now supply that type. I still have a couple Motorola Surfboards here, great modems.
So, connect the computer by wire to test and see if the problem goes away. If so, then we are back to wireless settings, or need of a new wifi device (USB perhaps?)
Hmm, this started with Windows 10 install?
"I'm using Windows 10 with the latest updates and a wireless N adapter on a Dell desktop."
If this started immediately after the windows 10 upgrade, then reinstall the driver files for the wifi device.
It was not immediately after
I've had Windows 10 for months, it started after the new modem.