Douwe S wrote:I'm connected to the internet via a Ziggo cable broadband connection, and as you can see using a wired connection. Can it have something to do withe the wired connection as I'm having the idea my network connection keeps on dropping?
Well, it is
hard to download after your connection to the Internet disappears
Due to the above and the size of the files you are downloading (since they must be larger than 165meg, or this would all be moot), I find myself wondering if you are downloading the files from one of the pirate file repositories - Rapidshare is one that I know by name, but there are dozens (if not hundreds). Apparently, these things have both free and pay setups, and one of the selling points of the paid accounts is the ability to resume transfers after an interruption - which leads me to believe that the free version of these things (or some of these things, at least) does not
support resuming interrupted transfers.
BtW, I am not calling you a pirate. This is just one scenario that I read about; for all I know, lots of websites do not support resuming interrupted file transfers.
Here's a thought: Start a transfer of a file that you have had trouble transferring in the past. Pause the operation, wait a few seconds, and then resume it. If it pooches, that is probably your answer and I would start looking into why your Internet connectivity is being interrupted. Could be an issue with the hardware (modem/device overheating?), the cabling, the grounding (guessing here)... Or it could be that - especially if you live in a country such as the USA - your ISP does that on purpose in order to foil those who download/stream pirated files.
It might be useful to email your ISP's tech-support department and simply ask them if there are times when your "always-on" cable Internet access might not always be on, lol, or if there's a chance that they are "micro-interrupting" it.
Or it might be an issue on your end, who knows. That part seems to be getting covered in this thread.