My downloads stop after about 1 minute...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by brain.bliss, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. brain.bliss macrumors newbie

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    All of a sudden, my downloads are not completing. A podcast will begin downloading, and then - depending on the size - it slows to a complete stop. If I pause the download, and then restart it...it begins downloading at a normal rate.

    Same thing with youtube type videos. I was trying to watch something on youtube, and about 1 minute into the video...nothing. Wouldn't move or complete the feed (or whatever it is called...)


    This is the first problem I've ever had that I couldn't figure out.

    I have an iBook 1.2 GHz PowerPC G4 with 1.25 GB of RAM. Running OSX 10.4.10.

    Generally, I use FireFox as my browser.


    I cleaned out my personal data/cache, etc.

    Oh...I also searched the forum before posting this, but wasn't sure what to search...so, if this is a repost - sorry!


    Thanks,

    B
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    did you install any extensions recently?

    does a new firefox profile help?
     
  3. brain.bliss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You know, I did install a theme. Hmm. Let me check.
     
  4. brain.bliss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    didn't work. i forgot to mention that this problem also occurs in safari.
     
  5. brain.bliss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, that's what I thought too...I'll call and check. Thanks.
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    if the problem occurs with different browser, you might have problem with your internet connection.
     
  7. brain.bliss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I decided to put a WPA password on my wireless network. Guess what...yep, downloads are working great now. People must have been leeching off our signal.

    Thanks for the help.


    Bryan
     

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