something wierd happens when i download things.

By focus_water
Mar 1, 2007
  1. well if im download a song or something everything that uses the internet will stop working. like i will get signed out of messenger and if i try and click on a link on a website it doesnt load. but when it has finished downloading ill have to wait about 30 seconds and then everything will be fine again.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +990

    download how? sound like bitTorent. if you DL via a normal browser action,
    this would not (err should not) happen.
  3. focus_water

    focus_water TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 168

    well i use bearshare and utorrent. its even worse in utorrent because i have to wait like 10 mins for the net to go back to normal. i mainly use bearshare, thats the program where i have to wait about 30 seconds for everything to work again.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +990

    well, these programs just swamp your router and consume all the bandwidth.
    your delay is due to the time required to close all connections -- and as you've
    seen, it depends upon how the program was written. be happy with the 30secs.
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