WinXP Internet Browse OK, but no downloading

Punikin

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Hello Everyone,
I just installed Windows XP Pro yesterday to check it out. I am using Pacbell DSL which uses PPPoE to logon to the net. The web browsing is fast like always, but when I try to download, it would hang. I checked the network bandwidth meter in the taskbar, and it shows a huge spike in network usage, then just as fast drops and bottoms out. I can go to any web site. I just can't download. I've also tried RASPPPoE, but the same thing happens. Did this happen to anyone else? What should I do? Thank you.
 

eplebnista

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Are you using IE6? If so, have you checked the security settings to make sure that Downloads are enabled?

hth,
eplebnista
 

Punikin

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Forgot to mention, some files do download, but most don't. I wiped out XP and installed Windows 2000 and I get the same thing
 

Punikin

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Okay, got it working. I switched the network card and reformatted and installed XP again. Now everything is good.