Msg#: 3255736 posted 12:09 am on Feb 18, 2007 (gmt 0)
I suspect it's a problem with Windows rather than just the browser.
Is the file only available via http? If so, blame the distributor, http isn't meant for the transfer of files of that size. FTP is a much better solution, using a proper FTP client (Filezilla, for example) which supports resuming and pausing downloads. BitTorrent is a good alternative too. Is the file available via FTP or BitTorrent?
Msg#: 3255736 posted 8:14 pm on Feb 22, 2007 (gmt 0)
Speaking of which, before you blame the browser, check your Internet service. I am restricted to satellite, paying a premium for "Professional" grade access (yeah, I laugh myself out of sucicide) and when the download exceeds the daily maximum allowance in a 24 hour period, you get throttled back to supposedly X KB/sec. In reality the connection just drops and you're hosed. I might as well jump in a volcano if I had to download 2 GB.