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Old 12-15-05, 09:45 PM
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Problems sustaining downloads on Comcast

Hey all,

I'm trying to download Civilization IV from direct2drive. I haven't been able to install, however, because the .exe game file is one large file---around 1.5 gigs, I believe---and my downloads quit anywhere from 50-200 MBs.

I have Comcast hooked up to a Linksys wireless router, but am actually hooked up via an ethernet cable. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks for any help.
Old 12-15-05, 09:57 PM
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could be comcast for some reason

maybe they see a big download and cut you off? could be d2d cutting you off because you may connected for too long. How long have you been trying to download it? Might be easier to just get a refund and order a physical copy.
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Comcast shouldn't cut me off----I don't normally download large files, I usually just browse and play games. That is, I doubt I'm anywhere near their bandwidth limit. I don't think it's D2D cutting me off, either, because it sometimes stop downloading within five minutes. They certainly can't expect people to download a 1.5 gig game in less than that.

Anyway, yeah, it might just be easier to get a physical copy. Unless people have some more troubleshooting tips, I think I'm just going to wait until the rest of my family isn't using the network, then just connect the ethernet cable directly to the cable modem. If it works, then I know it's the router. If it doesn't, I guess I'll have to call up Comcast.
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Go here:
http://www.dslreports.com/tweaks

It'll analyze your MTU/RWIN settings, if they're off, fix em and reboot. May fix your problem.
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It has something to do with the router. I attached the ethernet cable directly from the modem to my PC, and I was able to download the game fine. It might just be the physical port on the router that's weird. I dunno. Thanks for the suggestions, though.

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