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#1 Chaos3Keres

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 11:43 AM

Howdy

Im using a Windows 2000 computer with AOL9.0 ISP and for some reason over the christmas break, I lost the ability to download files from the net. When I try to download something, the download window appears and nothing happens, no timer, no connection and then times out 2 mins later. I have searched in the security tab and tried to change the settings but everytime I do, it reverts back to the settings it was before.

Any help would be great.

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 11:55 AM

I am not an AOL user, but I think you are on the right track. Have you considered using an alternate browser, such as FF, that might bypass whatever AOL gunk is blocking downloads?
I am sure a BC member who uses AOL might be able to provide definite help...
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Posted 18 February 2006 - 12:23 PM

I'm an AOL user and used their online live help chat room to see what they said about your query. They said they had an email that covered this problem and sent it to me. It's very log and has hyperlinks so i can't copy it here. If you post you AIM address, or PM (personal message) me you email i can forward it to you. Don't post the whole email address here or you may get spammed by spam bots :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 03:21 PM

Download Firefox and bypass AOL for browsing and downloads.

It's far better!

#5 Chaos3Keres

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 06:13 PM

I don't think this has to do with AOL browser, I used the IE web browser and downloads didn't happen. I checked out the security settings on Security tab in Internet Options and there is a part that says Download and the "Download Files" is disable. I tried to enable it and apply the changes but everytime I did that, it reseted back to disable. Would this have anything to do the problem?

Also Enthusiast, How am I supposed to download Firefox if my problem is that I can't download :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 04:03 AM

Ok, i've forwarded the email Chaos3Keres.

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 06:57 AM

if the problem is with AOL then open a command prompt (Start>>Run then enter cmd)

once you get a command prompt enter the commands below.
when prompted enter anonymous as the user name then enter your email address as your password.

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ftp ftp.mozilla.org

cd mozilla.org/firefox/releases/1.5/win32/en-US

bin

hash

get "Firefox Setup 1.5.exe" (the quote marks left in)
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if this doesn't work them my guess is you've been made a restricted user.

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 01:34 PM

Do you have Spybot by chance?




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