Wireless network problem--Trouble downloading

234 - Aug 9, 2008 at 11:28 PM
 petes450se - Oct 7, 2008 at 07:51 PM
I recently moved to an apartment that offers free wireless internet. I can connect to the internet fine on my Vista laptop and browse the internet, what have you. However, when downloading files they will stop after a few moments and not continue, as if the connection has timed out or something. Also streaming media like YouTube etc will pause and not continue to load after a few seconds of video. Limewire searches fail to return more than 0-3 results at a time. I can't seem to figure out where the problem lies--the apartment's router settings, Vista operating system, firewall, etc. Suggestions?

3 replies

Since the wireless your using is open some hacker4s might be intercepting your data transfer.the bandwidthis not enough to download the filesso you to gwet asecure wireless connection (wpa2) authentication to limit hackers
I neglected to mention the security is enabled (WPA2-PSK). I couldn't connect to the internet without selecting WPA-Personal type 'AES'. Could that be the issue?
I am having the same problems as mentioned above.