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Windows 7: I'm so narked off with Realtek!!!

15 Dec 2009   #1
Qdos

 
I'm so narked off with Realtek!!!

Give up trying to DL drivers from their crappy FTP site

Either the transfers are so slow they corrupt and refuse to unZIP, or the archives have been sloppily packed and never contained the stated payload.

Bandwidth is so poor it's taking anywhere up to three or four hours per simple 4-5Mb download, and because it's FTP there are of course limitations to the number of downloads and threads which it's possible to simultaneously make.

I've been trying to obtain the 7.009 driver 5454k NIC driver package from here for the last three damned days - without anything except repeated errors on unpacking it. These could occur due to poor transfer speeds, or because the content is corrupted already - no way to tell for sure.

Then there are the FTP equivalents of 404 announcements; telling users that access to the files is impossible and is therefore denied.

I've never seen such a poorly maintained and ridiculously slow and appallingly poor effort at providing the general public with a file server!

Hugely embarrassing and such a poor reflection upon their organisation


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15 Dec 2009   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

H Qdos,

Here you go - downloaded in just under 9 minutes. Have also extracted the files without any problems. Hope this helps.
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15 Dec 2009   #3
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
H Qdos,

Here you go - downloaded in just under 9 minutes.
Huge help, muchos gratias indeedy Dwarf...
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15 Dec 2009   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome.
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15 Dec 2009   #5
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

I'd second the slow transfer speed. Down Them All refuses to work with the site although Opera still works. 10kb/s?
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15 Dec 2009   #6
Qdos

 

10 Kbps was a pipe-dream LOL, I was seeing DL's around 2.6Kbps optimally, falling to around 0.2Kbps at other times - timing out, failing, or corrupting... and these were problems experienced non-stop over a three day period...

I wonder if it might be Opera related. I should've perhaps tried with IE8, but cannot see why Opera should not handle FTP loads on one particular site as badly as this when on others it attains breakneck speeds...
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16 Dec 2009   #7
MyWin7

 

Yes, especially the first download location is mostly bit-dripping slow - I am usually lucky with the second location breathing nearly full speed. It's not browser related. However, this is from Australia.
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16 Dec 2009   #8
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Qdos,

Is the driver working for you?
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22 Dec 2011   #9
Qdos

 

After two years of testing it, yes...
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22 Dec 2011   #10
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

that's what we like ,prompt replies,
you wouldn't work for Student Finance England would you.
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