Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Internet stops when downloading via WiFi

01 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Internet stops when downloading via WiFi

Hello guys.
I have got a problem a couple of months with my internet connection.
My modem router is a Netgear DGN1000 and it is connected with my desktop pc through ethernet and with my brother's laptop with wireless.
I do not have any problems when i download something from my desktop.
But when my brother wants to download something big (mostly Torrents) from his laptop, after 5 to 15 minutes of downloading the connection stops in both of our computers.
The strange thing is that the network and internet LEDs on the router are still on and seems like it is working properly.
Is it a network problem? A router problem? A homegroup problem?
Please help me, that was is happening is very annoying and i have to restart the router everytime my brother wants to download something. (we can not connect it with ethernet because of distance of the router).
This problem occured suddenly after a router restart.

Thank you in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro

Torrents are a very Big No No.

They cause all kinds of problems, and 99% of the content downloaded from them are illegal and filled to the brim with malware.

Sometimes your internet service provider will halt or throttle your connection when using torrents.

Simple: Do not use torrents.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I know what you mean and thank you for your reply.
But it also happens when they download something big, like the Nvidia drivers from the Nvidia site.
Also i do not have a problem when i download anything from my ethernet connected PC.
The problem occurs only from the wifi connected devices when they download, and then the internet bugs everytime.
Any other suggestions???
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 May 2016   #4

windows 7 home premium 64bit

haha i know its been a long time,but did you ever fix this problem,i have the same ting happening to me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Internet stops when downloading via WiFi

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Internet stops working when downloading.
Hey peeps, im having this really annoying problem when i download something or skyping someone the internet stops and i get the yellow exclamation symbol on the signal strength bar in the bottom right,it lasts for about 30 seconds and then it starts working again.Sometimes it doesn't even show the...
Network & Sharing
Downloading stops unless mouse is continuously moved
My windows 7 laptop stops downloading unless the mouse is continuously moved. If the mouse stops, so does the downloading.
Browsers & Mail
MSE error stops all downloading and cannot be turned off.
I was hit by a virus which has now been removed using Kaspersky virus removal. The scan now shows clean both with that software and with malwarebytes. Unfortunately the cleanup seems to have done something to my system and I am not able to access MSE in any way. The icon looks like a sheet of...
System Security
Windows 7 Has Stopped Downloading and also Youtube stops after 15 to 3
I have been fighting this problem now for over a month. I have searched and searched forums for info on this and have found an awful lot of people who have or have had this problem. I have tried everything I could find and recommended to solve this problem but no good so far. I hope someone here...
Browsers & Mail
Stops Downloading
So, i got a new windows seven computer, its very fast compared to my old one, but everytime i try to download a large file (Maps for a certain game), in the middle of downloading, it stops. It doesnt freeze or crash it just stops downloading. This happens also when i try to download the maps using...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:31.
Twitter Facebook Google+