Well, it's not just http, it's ftp, and whatever aim uses (I have not idea), plus some other methods I've come up with. Not only that, it's not just the website I'm trying to download from. For example, OpenOffice has tons of mirrors, somewhere over 20 if I remember correctly. It's the file itself that won't download, no matter where from, no matter what port. That I know of, I'm not running anything that would be filtering/modifying/looking at what I download other than Windows and whatever I'm downloading it with.
Also, I forgot to mention this before, but these files that mysteriously won't download, will equally mysteriously work :sigh:. OpenOffice was one of those that did that. After about a week, maybe two, it suddenly would download. The current file that I'm trying to download, but won't is this
. I want to burn it to a CD for when I get my new computer which should be here in a week or so. This file get's to 9.0mb before quitting on me. And this, like the others, after my first attempt to download it won't show me any of it's attributes (or whatever they're called), such as file size and that. If anything, I'm going to install Windows on that system first, then I will burn the cd from there.
This probably doesn't matter, but I'm networked to a Linksys Wireless-B router and I have DSL. This problem is just my computer, my friend's laptop was able to download these files fine through my network, although mine will still have this problem. I don't care too much though, since once my new computer comes then that should
be able to download these mystery files. I'm still open to any ideas at all.