Hello Network Experts (I hope),
For all but one of the web site hosting companies I use I can download large files OK using an FTP client such as Filezilla.
However for one hosting company: Upload works fine via ftp client. Download of files smaller than about 3MB works fine via ftp client. Download of files of 3MB or larger works individually via browser i.e. via ftp://....... Download of files of 3MB or larger via Filezilla (or Windows Explorer or FireFTP) fails with a timeout after about 20 seconds.
The hosting company has been unable to solve the problem so far. They say they have removed the timeout limit, but I still have the same problem.
According to the Filezilla documentation this could be due to a faulty firewall or router. http://wiki.filezilla-project.org/Network_Configuration#Timeouts_on_large_files I am not a network expert however if it is working OK for other hosting companies (which also run IIS6) then I assume my firewall and router must be OK.
I would prefer to use an FTP client as then I should be able to FTP download the whole site in one go.
Any idea what could be the fault or if it is a firewall or router how to find out which piece of equipment is faulty?