Is it only when you download or is it also when you just surf the net? If it's only in downloading then, I heard, there is a downloading limit time with some of the internet service provider. Have you tried to consult the technical support there? (by the way, if a service provider would try something like that where I leave, he will lose all his customers in a week).
There are other possibilities for the problem but I would expect them to show up in any internet activity:
1: Faulty network adapter driver. Uninstall the driver in device manager, reboot and let windows install it afresh. Please note: the driver may not be available in windows library. In this case you will have to install it from a drivers disk or download it (before removing the present driver) from the motherboard's or computer's manufacturer internet site.
2: Corrupted winsock or tcp/ip files.
3: Faulty modem/router. Try to switch off for few minutes and switch on again. You can even reset the modem but then you will have to configure it again.
4: Faulty network adapter.
Hey, Thanks for the information. First of all surfing the web is fine. I can load any website out there.
For number 1, I tried that and it didn't help.
Number 2, I have no idea about that so I'll check around and see what I can do to see if my winsock or tcp/ip files are corrupted.
Number 3, I don't have a modem/router. My Ethernet cable is plugged right into the wall in a 'dorm room' like style internet set-up. I don't think this is the problem because my roommate's computer hooked into the same place works fine.
Number 4, Fault network adapter. Do you mean my Ethernet card? It’s integrated into my motherboard so I'd have to buy one and test this.
THANKS alot for your help!