Downloading Issues

#1
I have a sony vaio with windows 7 already installed.

I have a linksys wireless router

My problem is that my internet keeps timing out, especially when I am attempting to download large files. I did not have this problem on my old computer and not any of the computers on the network have this problem. Once and a while I will be able to download a file completely.


Any Suggestions to fix this problem or why this might be accruing?
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#2
Please, to the best of your ability, fill out your system specs, use the "User CP" link at the top of this forum or thread. Without a model number for your machine, which version of Win 7, and whether it's 32bit or 64bit and some information about your network adapter, I can only suggest that you check and confirm you have the latest drivers (preferably from the adapter manufacturer's website) for your network adapter, the latest firmware for your router and perhaps attempting to connect your laptop directly to your router with a Cat5 ethernet cable, to temporarily take the wireless device out of the equation. I'm sure we can possibly help you with this issue but we're going to need some more info.
 


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reghakr

Essential Member
#3
In the meantime, go to Stat > Run, and type cmd. Now type ping google.con.

My average is about 45ms,. what is yours?

Now type ipconfig /all and post the contents here for us to look over.
 


RAK

Extraordinary Member
#4
Could you say
1. Which anti virus program you are using.
2. Are these straight downloads, or are you using a thrid party download program and
3. If it is not too private, are the problems with a specific download site, or is it general.
 


#5
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Sony Vaio - Model VGN-NW270F

Linksys - Model # BEFW11S4
 


#6
Im using avast anit virus, i was using norton, but the trail expired

These are straight downloads, from sites the megashares or zshare, usershare, my brothers is in a band and he sends me videos etc, of his band playing. I have tried using flashget and had trouble even downloading the program. Once and a while the download will fully complete.
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#7
Did you use the Norton Removal tool to uninstall it?
 


#8
yeah i used the uninstall tool
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#9
yeah i used the uninstall tool
I think what reghkr is trying to ask is did you use this tool to uninstall NortonsDownload and run the Norton Removal Tool be sure and read the warning. You posted your model number for the Vaio and Linksys, but nothing for your network adapter. I noted that you still haven't filled out your system specs, did you do anything else I asked in my earlier reply "check and confirm you have the latest drivers (preferably from the adapter manufacturer's website) for your network adapter, the latest firmware for your router and perhaps attempting to connect your laptop directly to your router with a Cat5 ethernet cable, to temporarily take the wireless device out of the equation." We all want to help you so help us help
 


#10
Network Adapter - Microsoft ISATAP

Adapter Type - Tunnel

Processor - Intel(R) Core(TM)2 DUO CPU

System Type - x64 - based pc

System Directory - C:\WINDOWS\system 32


I have tried to go to the linksys website to see what I should download, but cant figure out how and what hardware/firmware to download
 


#11
Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
 


#13
that is the correct model, however the page you directed me to, is not working it says that the links are not available
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#15
RegHakr's link worked for me and there is some good information on that page pertaining to your BEFW11S4. It says that the device only supports "Only 40/64 bit WEP" some users have reported problems with Win7 and WEP, it also says "Enabling WEP degrades throughput by about 50%" so are you using wireless encryption and if so have you tried turning it off for testing purposes.
Nice link Reghakr
 


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