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I've noticed this problem before, but it came to light more when I went to install the AVG discussed above. My downloading stops/pauses and I get time out notices. Even if I'm watching something from youtube it pauses. We have a D-link hooked up to this computer, to run my daughter's laptop. That laptop doesn't pause when I send a video to it, whether its on youtube or not. I can't seem to find anything that gives me properties for downloading. Both our computers are running XP. Thanks, Daren
 

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I had the very same problem. It was my network card. I had to replace it with a different one, and wabam... downloading completed.... It would pick and choose sometimes which downloads it would complete too... when I replaced it I didnt have any problems.
 

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Thanks Rod, the ethernet adapter isn't that old, and I'm sure I've had the problem all along. When I go to device manager, and open the adapter, D-link, and double click on it, I get another window opening. Under the advanced tab, I can look at the recieve and transmit buffers. Can anyone tell me what values I should have? Right now they are 64. Is this right? Thanks, Daren
 

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Im not sure.... The NIC I had was only 2 months old when I had to replace it. It was just bad. However, I tried to get to the link you were talking about with regards to your settings the only way I can get those buffer speeds is by looking at the internal modem and checking it that way, but you aren't using your modem.

Check for sufficient RAM in your system.
Do your maintainence properly like cleaning cookies,temporary IE Files
Proper defragmention, of all the drives.
Then check for updated software for your device. Each time you do One of the previously mentioned items restart your computer by going through the start menu.

You may also run your antivirus, and spybot software to make sure you have no problems.
 

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Im not sure.... The NIC I had was only 2 months old when I had to replace it. It was just bad. However, I tried to get to the link you were talking about with regards to your settings the only way I can get those buffer speeds is by looking at the internal modem and checking it that way, but you aren't using your modem.

Check for sufficient RAM in your system.
Do your maintainence properly like cleaning cookies,temporary IE Files
Proper defragmention, of all the drives.
Then check for updated software for your device. Each time you do One of the previously mentioned items restart your computer by going through the start menu.

You may also run your antivirus, and spybot software to make sure you have no problems.
I'm reasonably certain this has been an ongoing problem. This computer has 2 gigs of RAM, I've done all the regular maintenance and that never seems to help. I thought of our ISP, but our laptop will watch a streaming video fine. I tried the D-link online troubleshooting, but it still doesn't help. Thanks again Rod. Daren
 

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Maybe your right, but I would still suspect your network interface connection wether it is wireless or wired. If it is wireless, try hardwiring it and vice versa.
 

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Well, I wrote down the old receive and transmit buffer numbers, did a google search, and found that it could be helpful. I increased the receive buffer to 256 (maximum allowed) and the transmit to 100 (again 256 is allowed), and gave it a test. Now when I watch a video from youtube, it plays like it should, and the loading (little grey bar) doesn't stop. I tried it on several videos of different length, and it worked fine. Thanks again Rod, I had a feeling it was a setting somewhere, but couldn't for the life of me find it until yesterday. I haven't tried a big download like the AVG, maybe later when I've got some more time. Daren
 

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good to hear you got it fixed Daren.
 
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