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large Internet downloads fail

By johnpet ·
we have two T1s (multilinked)to Genuity (contracted through Verizon)
We seldom have over 50% utilization.
However, larger downloads (from different sites)will fail at different percentages.
However, if the download is done after business hours - obviously very little utilization - it will complete.
It certainly suggests a bandwidth problem but who do i determine where the bottleneck is?

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by dmiles In reply to large Internet downloads ...

The bottleneck can be determined at the time you are trying to download a lagrge file and how many users are on the internet at that time,depending on your operating system you can setup network monitoring to locate the bottleneck,it would be wise to do large downloads when their is less traffic or after office hours

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by TheChas In reply to large Internet downloads ...

It may not be a traffic bottleneck per-say.

Many times, some web sites and links reset the connection. Many downloads fail when the link is reset.
I have seen downloads fail when the user browses to a different web site before the download completes.

I suggest that you simply pick a download manager and install it for those users that "need" to download large files.

There are a number of download managers listed on both www.nonags.com and www.download.com

The Mozilla browser has abuilt-in download manager.

Chas

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On top of answers 1 and 2, nowadays, most ISPs will 'bottleneck' their bandwidth at peak times so that they can maintain maximum connectivity for users. I would write your ISP and inquire if this is the case. For a fact, I know that BT Broadband (UK) normally do this and will stop or slow down large downloads at peak times. To find out how this is happening, if you are using Win2K or XP, attempt a large download, open Task Manager and click on the Networking tab. If utilization is way too highand downloads fail, then it will be the providers link that is limiting the connection. You have to remember that even though you may have T1, this connection is only to the local exchange and ISP.

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by wlbowers In reply to large Internet downloads ...

You don't say if the t1's are total or do they have a cir percentage.

It sounds like you are hitting a cap or timing out on packets.

Lee

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