Now this is something really inexplicable
November 17, 2011 3:44am CST
This morning I was downloading a zip file of about 110 MB. During the download process, I stumbled upon important news through my Google Toolbar. Generally I don’t do any other thing during the download and keep the laptop running. But I was getting impatient to read the news so I opened it. But to my horror, I got the message saying that “This webpage is not available”. I use Google Chrome. When I checked the download was going on merrily and was in full swing. I refreshed the news page 2/3 times. But it never showed up. I wonder what the problem is.
17 Nov 11
Why I tagged your answer as the best response is because you hit the nail right on its head. I don't have any broadband connection. My net speed is 256 Kbps. Does that equal to 2 Mbps? I don't know that. But yes, in today's era, it should be called as a slow connection. But then how is it that after a few trials, the new site or a new page can be downloaded?
18 Nov 11
well.. it doesn't call 2 Mbps.. 256 means you can get download speed as 256/8 = 32 kbps.. if you are downloading with 28-30 kbps.. your net is almost full.. for alternation you can use download manager and restrict your download speed with it.. so that you can surf while downloading.
19 Nov 11
Honestly enough, I am not that technically sound to tell the difference or details about the things that you mentioned. But my speed is certainly not only 32 kbps. At times (and mostly) it is higher than 300 kbps. When I encountered that problem, even then the speed was that high. As far as the download manager you are talking about is concerned, I did have one a few days back. It was the Microsoft version, I guess. But it was for a limited period only - trial version. But I liked it and it was good to use it. Does a download manager restrict the download speed? It's strange. Then how does it work - slow? Certainly not. Are there any other versions that I can try. I am looking for the free ones and not the trial ones. Please suggest if you are aware of any.