I've been using Vista since it's early beta days, and there has been a lot of attention paid to the networking features of the OS by Microsoft. I don't have any issues with download, either at home, at the wife's office, or at my work. When we have network issues at work, I do notice that XP downloads will fail or be corrupted, while the Vista downloads will take longer (I presume that Vista is trying harder to ensure that the download is not corrupted).
It's also possible that your connection isn't Vista compatible. There is an ISP in my area that's telling people that Vista isn't compatible with their network and that they have to wait until SP1 to get compatibility. ISP's using older systems may not be able to handle IPv6 or the fact that the DHCP broadcast flag is turned on by default.
I expect SP1 to address some issues with networking, most likely in the TTF (time to failure) and also in the file copying area (time to transfer) - but that's purely guesswork on my part.
Finally, try this free tool to analyze your connection: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/using/too...gd/default.mspx
It may give you some idea of where the problems lie. FYI - It's a new tool and may have some issues (for example, it says my router isn't Vista Logo certified (but it is), and it says UPnP isn't enabled (which it is))
Edited by usasma, 22 June 2007 - 06:37 AM.
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