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Is this a network problem?


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Having a very frustrating problem, primarily with images, but spilling over to occasional "junk" text on websites, and also to downloads. Attached is what my machine comes up with for the image from today's woot.com. Almost all programs that I download say they are corrupted when I try to install.

Is this a network problem? Wireless router? Wireless card? Cable Modem? ISP? I've already gone thru the HJT process b/c I thought it might be a virus, but apparently not.

If not a network problem, what else could it be? Already did a fresh install of XP before the HJT process.

Any thoughts are appreciated...or any diagnostic suggestions....anything. The wife is about to kill me over this one. :)

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This might very well be a networking problem.
Packets that get lost can cause this.

How is your network set up?
If you have a modem and a router try connecting your PC directly to the modem.
If it still gives the same problem then try phoning your ISP for troubleshooting regarding the modem.
IF your ISP is sure that it's not the modem nor them then it can still be your Network Interface Card (NIC).
If this is the case take a look if you can maybe borrow a friends NIC and see if you can get the images to get cleared up through that.

I hope this gives you a few things to try out.
Regards,
Olrik
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This might very well be a networking problem.
Packets that get lost can cause this.

How is your network set up?
If you have a modem and a router try connecting your PC directly to the modem.
If it still gives the same problem then try phoning your ISP for troubleshooting regarding the modem.
IF your ISP is sure that it's not the modem nor them then it can still be your Network Interface Card (NIC).
If this is the case take a look if you can maybe borrow a friends NIC and see if you can get the images to get cleared up through that.

I hope this gives you a few things to try out.
Regards,
Olrik


Thanks for the reply. I'll try these suggestions. I have a wireless router hooked to my cable modem. My XBOX360 and TiVo HD are connected via CAT5 cable, my other Series 2 TiVo and my desktop are connected wireless. I don't seem to have any problem with the XBOX or the TiVo's, so I'm guessing it's something wrong with my desktop wireless card. Can't really connect the desktop via cable because the router is several rooms away. Oddly, cycling power on the modem and router seem to make the problem better for a while...which doesn't really fit with the desktop wireless card diagnosis.

Any chance it's the wireless functionality on the router? Maybe the TiVo that is using wireless is better than my desktop for handling a faulty connection??

Is there any utility that I can download that might help diagnose the problem by showing lost packets or anything?

Thanks for the help.
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