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Can someone test a download for me please.

Using this link I am trying to download the SQL Express 2014 with Tools for x64 (Fifth option from bottom after Download is clicked)
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=42299
However, I simply cannot download using WaterFox and when downloaded using I.E. I'm getting 12Kbs per second that's going to take 12H+ to complete!  Angry
Am I the only one?
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Re: Can someone test a download for me please.

Firefox doesn't download
Tried with IE and the first attempt got this picture
Second attempt 32kBps
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Re: Can someone test a download for me please.

Yeah, tell me about it. Me thinks Billy's up to tricks here. But it will download using Internet Exploiter but for me at a snails pace. A speed check proves all is well with the connection and nothing else is using the bandwidth. So why it's crawling along I do not know.
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Re: Can someone test a download for me please.

see edited post
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Re: Can someone test a download for me please.

on fibre.. chrome / firefox won't download, Safari was downloading at 56k..

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Re: Can someone test a download for me please.

What's happening is that the page has some essential javascripts stored on a http:// site when the site itself is https://
This causes a silent warning in Chrome (indicated by the little shield next to the favourite star on the right of the address bar)
Fire/Waterfox may have a similar indicator.
Enabling these 'insecure' scripts enables the download.
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Re: Can someone test a download for me please.

Thanks Jim,
I got passed the popup blocker myself and I've just tried it again and I get this (see image).
I then called Head Office and asked them to do and they could did it <10 minutes! (Tiscali Fibre).
So what gives? Is this down to PlusNet?


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Re: Can someone test a download for me please.

Quote from: dvorak
on fibre.. chrome / firefox won't download, Safari was downloading at 56k..

I always get confused with speeds. How long did it say it would take to complete?
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Re: Can someone test a download for me please.

well just got it to work in chrome (thanks avatastic) and on the same fibre line but via VPN it's downloading at 5MB/s..
so looks like PN somewhere along the way..

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I always get confused with speeds. How long did it say it would take to complete?

via VPN 3 minutes, direct about 2 hours..

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Re: Can someone test a download for me please.

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so looks like PN somewhere along the way..

Indicating 2hr 21min on a BT business ADSL line here (about 13Mb/s line speed).
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Re: Can someone test a download for me please.

Well Head Office moved their download to an FTP Server and I have just finished the download in 18 minutes!
ftp> 871827938 bytes received in 1.07e+03 seconds (817549 bytes/s)
This is weird, I'm no network guru so not really sure what's going on, but I do know that my original attempt should have completed in a comparable time.
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Re: Can someone test a download for me please.

Estimated time to download file 53 minutes on a 10Mbps standard ADSL connection, although the estimate was going up rather than down as I watched it!

Tracing route to microsoft.com [134.170.185.46]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
  1    1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.1.254
  2    12 ms    12 ms    12 ms  lo0.12.central12.ptw-bng01.plus.net [195.166.128
.172]
  3    13 ms    12 ms    12 ms  irb.12.ptw-cr02.plus.net [84.93.249.34]
  4    13 ms    12 ms    12 ms  lonap01.msn.net [5.57.81.17]
  5    13 ms    12 ms    13 ms  ae12-0.lts-96cbe-1b.ntwk.msn.net [207.46.42.96]
  6    14 ms    14 ms    13 ms  ae7-0.lon04-96cbe-1b.ntwk.msn.net [191.234.81.15
8]
  7    82 ms    81 ms    82 ms  191.234.85.31
  8    84 ms    81 ms  113 ms  ae8-0.nyc-96cbe-1b.ntwk.msn.net [191.234.81.87]
  9    88 ms    87 ms    87 ms  ae6-0.was02-96cbe-1c.ntwk.msn.net [191.234.84.14
2]
10    87 ms    87 ms    87 ms  191.234.85.32
11    *        *        *    Request timed out.
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15  155 ms  153 ms  158 ms  ae24-0.by2-96c-1a.ntwk.msn.net [207.46.42.175]
16    *        *        *    Request timed out.
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18  176 ms    *        *    ae19-0.co2-96c-1b.ntwk.msn.net [191.234.82.251]
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Trace complete.

Pinging microsoft.com [134.170.185.46] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Ping statistics for 134.170.185.46:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

Pinging microsoft.co.uk [134.170.185.46] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Ping statistics for 134.170.185.46:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
Pinging ntp.plus.net [212.159.13.50] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 212.159.13.50: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=59
Reply from 212.159.13.50: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=59
Reply from 212.159.13.50: bytes=32 time=11ms TTL=59
Reply from 212.159.13.50: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=59
Ping statistics for 212.159.13.50:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 11ms, Maximum = 12ms, Average = 11ms
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Re: Can someone test a download for me please.

Wonder if its same issue with akamai hosted files, http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/350.12/350.12-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-international-w... varies between at 30kB/s too 70kB/s then stalls
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Re: Can someone test a download for me please.

Not to sure what that issue is but clicking on your link I get a 270MB download and I flatten out at 24.6 KB/s when it doesn't stall that is.