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By Lino767 ·
Hi;

File transfer pause or connection drops during transfering file. I am using w2k, PII-300mgz machine and a DSL connection.The DSL is 768k upload and download (info from the provider). Do you think the DSL is causing this problem?

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by SpiderErrol In reply to FTP/DSL

First check the basics: do you have enough room on the destination machine? You wouldn't belive how often people (myself included) are convinced there is enough room only to find, when they actually check, that there isn't.

Next grab a client such as ncftp (http://www.ncftp.com/ncftp - it's free) and try again. It is a nice text client which may give you more usful info and has resume options.

Next try changing the "set passive" option between on and off to see if that helps.

If non ofthat helps, are you uploading (from you to the server) or downloading? How big (approx) is the file?

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by cal.williams In reply to FTP/DSL

I would suspect the computer rather than DSL. If you have access to DSL from a faster computer, try the transfer there. I have not had problems with file transfers on DSL, but all of my computers are Pentium III 450MHz or later.

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by Curious_George In reply to FTP/DSL

Follow directions from answer #1 they are great.
FTP transferes shouldn't fail but occasionally do. If this happens all the time no matter how many different servers you connect to, then you should place a help desk call to their support department and ask them to perform a Quality of Service check on your connection.

Answer #2 is definately NOT the problem.

Lastly, I'd suggest purchasing bullet-proof FTP program instead of (or in addition to) the one recommended in Answer #1 because it has an auto-resume feature, and will continue to resume the transfere everytime it fails unitl it gets the file, PERIOD!! IT also has many other great features like directory caching.

It's worth the 20-30 bucks or so.

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