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    File Download cut off

    This is a discussion on File Download cut off within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Has anyone else experienced issues downloading film files from the net? Doesn't matter what film I am downloading, from sites ...

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      File Download cut off

      Has anyone else experienced issues downloading film files from the net? Doesn't matter what film I am downloading, from sites like MegaUpload etc as soon as it reaches 262mb it cuts off!

      Is this a Sky doing? Not really a question I can ask them directly!

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      Re: File Download cut off

      It is Sky. Of course people on here will say it's not though. Does your connection feel 'controlled' 24/7? Everthing's controlled through your router.

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      Re: File Download cut off

      ive downloaded large files like over 262 mb and i have never had cut offs of any sort try resetting your router

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      Re: File Download cut off

      It only happens with film files from "questionable" sources. I can download 2GB legit movie rentals from samsung movies with no problems, which is why I wondered if it were a Sky issue.

      Tried router reset, it made no difference!

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      Re: File Download cut off

      Have you tried Private torrent sites? Maybe a bit slower than Megaupload etc, but should work OK.
      PM me if you want some invites/info on private trackers.

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      Re: File Download cut off

      Oh and ignore Poorbroadband, he hasn't go a clue.

      I can download bluray DVD's if I want without a problem so it isn't Sky.

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      Re: File Download cut off

      I know that those sites are being targetted. Most of the time I can download with no problems either, but I noticed that my downloads do tend to cut off from time to time when using those sites though. It's pretty obvious those sites are being targetted, you can sense it. It's the same when I was on BT, I knew when they were throttling me, you can sense it. Put it this way, you just know.

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      Re: File Download cut off

      Quote Originally Posted by poorbroadband View Post
      I know that those sites are being targetted. Most of the time I can download with no problems either, but I noticed that my downloads do tend to cut off from time to time when using those sites though. It's pretty obvious those sites are being targetted, you can sense it. It's the same when I was on BT, I knew when they were throttling me, you can sense it. Put it this way, you just know.
      Cheers for the insight, Mystic Meg.

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      Re: File Download cut off

      Quote Originally Posted by poorbroadband View Post
      I knew when they were throttling me, you can sense it. Put it this way, you just know.
      Yes, yes. But you are on Connect, which is subject to heavy throttling and whatever BT may want to add. So your advice to a Sky network user is, basically, useless.

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      Re: File Download cut off

      I download large files regularly from many different file hosting sites including torrents and am never cut off, and I can't say I have ever noticed any sort of throttling either.


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