Podcasts taking forever to download!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by iboy38, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    iboy38

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    #1
    When my iTunes is downloading podcasts it takes forever now. Normally it would only be a few minutes but today it's like 3 hours. I'm quite sure it's not my internet connection because i"m on full bars on my laptop. What is the problem???
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Full bars does not equate to Internet connection, only connection to your wi-fi access point. You can be connected to an access point with no Internet access. It could be your connection, your ISP, a fiber break hundreds of miles away, or service problems wherever the podcast is hosted.

    If it's bothering you, power cycle your Internet connection (usually unplugging the modem for DSL or Cable modems) as well as your router/access point, and restart your computer, just to load the data fresh and make sure no errors developed in the running system (rare, but happens). If it's still slow, contact your ISP and see if they are having problems.
     
  3. macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Is it an open network?

    Are you running torrents?

    Are other people running torrents?
     
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    iboy38

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    Am at a wifi hotspot. All my web pages run fast, but it's the downloading in itunes that is taking forever.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    The hotspot may have introduced throttling of non-web services to keep web pages loading quickly, which is what most customers need/want.
     

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