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Downloading My brother bought a laptop and a Belkin+F5D7230-4 router. We cant download any files, it gets to a certain percentage and stops. Is this anything to do with internet speed?

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  • brummie87 Feb 09, 2008

    We cannot download on the pc either.

  • brummie87 Feb 10, 2008

    Yes theres a wire going from modem(box) to router and one going from router to computer. We can go on any site perfectly but when it comes to downloadin a file it dont work. My bro has tried to download msn etc on his laptop but it fails.

  • brummie87 Feb 11, 2008

    When it fails to download it just stops. No error message or anything

  • brummie87 Feb 13, 2008

    If i plug the wire from modem into pc it works fine, thats what we have to do when we want to download. So would a different router work?

  • theman22 Feb 19, 2008

    I have the same Download problem. This Belkin is a piece of junk.

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It is the router I unpluged the ithernet cable and hooked directly to my motem and my download went right throudh

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During the download process on the laptop, keep an eye on the signal strength of the wireless network. If the signal seems to drop out at the time of the download failure, I'd recommend disabling the power management of the wireless card.

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    Curt McNamee Feb 10, 2008

    Is the PC directly wired to the router with an ethernet cable? Can you access any web pages (ie.http://www.google.com,http://www.cnet.com,http://www.microsoft.com, etc.?) If you can access those pages, try to download file and when it fails, try accessing one of those sites again. We're trying to determine if the issue is with the router, modem, etc.

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    Curt McNamee Feb 10, 2008

    When the download fails, do you get a specific error message? Then next time you try to download something and it fails immediately try to open another website (ie.http://www.google.com) just to make sure your connection has not dropped out on you.

  • Curt McNamee
    Curt McNamee Feb 13, 2008

    Now that is an interesting symptom. Without seeing the router's settings, it appears your router is fowling things up. If you want to dump the belkin router, I prefer the Linksys WRT54G or WRT54GS routers. However if you don't want to swap routers, you can try resetting the routers settings to factory default and seeing if that changes anything.

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