Download crashes Internet access


AK05

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I cannot download a zip file. It is 2.6 GB long and when it gets to around 1.5 GB it stops(though not suddenly as it trickles down in speed) and then I have no access to the Internet 'till I reboot.
 

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A few basic things you can check, that might indicate where the origin of the issue is:
1. Does your target Download folder have enough free disk space for the file?
2. What connection to your router does the computer have (WiFi or Wired Ethernet)?
3. When the Internet "crashes" do you have Green or Red lights lit up on the Router?
4. When Internet "crashes" does the Internet Icon on the Taskbar change?
5. Have you tried downloading the file at a different time of day, especially at an Off-peak time?
6. When you reboot the computer do you reboot the Router, too?
 

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A few basic things you can check, that might indicate where the origin of the issue is:
1. Does your target Download folder have enough free disk space for the file?
2. What connection to your router does the computer have (WiFi or Wired Ethernet)?
3. When the Internet "crashes" do you have Green or Red lights lit up on the Router?
4. When Internet "crashes" does the Internet Icon on the Taskbar change?
5. Have you tried downloading the file at a different time of day, especially at an Off-peak time?
6. When you reboot the computer do you reboot the Router, too?
Sounds mostly like an issue from the Host of the files end, But of course not nailed on, Sounds like a download from an iffy server
 

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Berton

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The few times I've seen a similar problem I've gone to Home - Linux Mint to download an .iso file as a test, usually about 2.1GB, helps to verify downloads are good and that maybe indicate the one that fails is a bad/corrupted file. You can choose a source location near you such as one of the Universities on the list, I've used Purdue for USA, there's 4 sites listed for UK. If that works you can just delete the file if not needed. [I do have Linux Mint on a Desktop and Notebook.] Could also use the Media Creation Tool to download the Win11 .iso file, usually is much larger at over 4GB.
 

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