Downloads Stopping Caused By LinkSys Router: Why Please ?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Robert11, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Robert11

    Robert11 Networkin' Nut Member


    Trying to learn what might have happened here.
    Routers have always been a bit of a black magic art for me.

    I have a Linksys/Cisco Model WRT54G2 V 1.5 Router.

    The output of my Comcast Broadband Modem goes through the Router to my PC, but I am using the Router's "direct-thruput" Port. Probably not the right term for.
    I am Not using any of the Wireless Ports to get to the PC.

    I had always assumed that this Port allowed for a direct connection,
    without any logic, or router intervention. Just a straight through connection,
    the same as if hard wired. Apparently I was wrong.

    Everything works just fine, including Downloads.
    Speed for Downloads quite respectable.

    But, I have one site that I am trying to download a small text file from.
    It doesn't hang up, but downloads about 15% of the file almost immediately,
    and then more or less hangs. Perhaps another line or two in ten minutes.
    At this rate, would take hours to finish.

    Couldn't figure out what was happening.

    To make a long story short, I tried taking the Router out of the loop
    entirely, and just went from the Comcast Modem output spigot directly to the PC (using W7).

    Downloads from this site now work like a charm.

    The site in question (from Germany) is:

    The file is the one if you go to the top of the page, on the right, where it
    says "Formatted By Frequency", and then click on the "TEXT" icon to download it.

    Could anyone explain for me what the Router is thinking about this site that is unique in some manner, and hangs up the download, or decreases speed to
    a literal crawl ?

    Are there some "rules," or protocals that the Router is applying to this site
    (even going thru the direct-thruput Port ? Seems that way. Or,... ?

    What is, or might be, going on, please ?

    If someone could explain all of this for me, would be most appreciative.

    Much thanks,
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