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I can't access a download link in a website


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#1 barebear

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 01:13 AM

I'm running XP Pro SP2 fully updated

I'm using Firefox 2.0 and when I click on a download link in just this one website: http://fosi.ural.net/ , the main website page reloads instead of the usual download window opening. This is the only website that I have had this problem with; I have successfully downloaded from it in the past, but haven't tried to download from it for a good 3-4 months.

If I click on a download link in any other website I've been to, I have no problem whatsoever--the little download progress window opens and my download shows up on the desktop

I tried using IE, and encountered the same problem. A friend had no problem when he used Opera, so I installed Opera to see if it would work---I ran into the same dead end--- the main website page reloads instead of the download window opening and showing the download progress.

Why just this one site? What sort of thing could possibly be causing this problem? What info would you need about my installed programs, system configuration, etc to give me some clue as to how to proceed?

Especially, why would this happen with not just Fire fox and IE, but also with a brand new Opera install with no program setting adjustments whatsoever?!

This is the ONLY problem I'm having with my system----I run multiple antispyware/malware utilities, V-Com System Suite for antivirus and firewall protection, don't get any error messages in Event Viewer, and have absolutely no other known issues with the system or any other website that I've been to.

Any and all assistance will be greatly appreciated--I haven't the least idea as to even where to begin looking for the cause/cure to this anomaly

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 12:35 AM

Right click on the link in question and choose properties.. now lookat the link in the properties window... either copy and paste that or type it in into url bar and go. My guess is that its links issue. (you can also right click anywere on the webpage itself and "view source" and find the link in the HTML)

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:21 AM

Actually, what its turned out to be is an unknown issue regarding the firewall in the new System Suite 7.0-- the minute the firewall is disabled and the rig rebooted, theres no problem whatsoever in downloading from the site. I'm also behind a Linksys BEFSR41 router, and since I have no known concerns regarding outgoing traffic, it would seem the router is adequate enough protection and I don't need to worry about a software firewall ?? Please comment and advise re this point. ( if a software firewall is still recommended to run with a NAT router, then I'd try the XP firewall just to have something) ---- or perhaps you have a recommendation for a specific one to try? Thank you so much for taking the time to get back to me--look forward to hearing from you! Best regards, Peter

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 06:48 PM

I, too, am behind a BEFSR41 and find it (to date anyway) to be adequate. However, thats strictly a matter of opinion. If you have your router set for remote administration then you have the chance of be hacked. The odds on that actually happening though are slim and none. That is unless you have someone out there that doesnt like you or something..or.. has just picked you out of thin air to play with. In my opinion, you should be good with the setup you have.

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 06:57 PM

When I installed the router I just used the cd and set it up for the 2 computers that are wired to it; how can I tell if I inadvertently did anything to set it up for remote administration? (which I would have passed on doing if I noticed any sort of prompt or choice about so doing if presented during the setup procedure)? Thanks so much again for taking the time to get back to me. Best regards, Peter

Edited by barebear, 02 November 2006 - 06:58 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2006 - 07:41 PM

Ok in the address bar of your browser, type in (or copy and paste...or simply click this link..if your using mozilla ..right click on this link and choose to open in a new tab, that way you read this and compare at the same time) http://192.168.1.1 you should get a popup asking for screenname and password. Unless you have changed it....use "admin" for the username (without quotes of course) and the password is the same... admin... that will open the settings page to router. Go through the tabs at the top of the page untill you find the setting that says enable remote administration.. By default it is off... however it never hurts to make sure.

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 02:11 AM

It was off--thank you again and best regards, Peter

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