I'm downloading a linux image here, its size is 675MB

But the browser always finishes downloading at only 10MB

This kind of thing doesn't happen if I use a dedicated tool for downloading,

why it's so weak in browser?

  • Which browser, which OS? (I never have such problems.) – Arjan Jun 12 '10 at 8:57
  • Which browser? Have you tried a different browser? – Mokubai Jun 12 '10 at 8:57
  • I've met this problem in all browsers so far,haven't you guys ever met this problem? – ApacheNoSkype Jun 12 '10 at 9:08
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    No. It is a problem only at you I guess. What operating system, arch, what system, net, etc? MOAR INFO!!!!111 – Apache Jun 12 '10 at 9:47
  • I just tried downloading from the link in Firefox, and it works nicely and supports resuming. – Andy Jun 12 '10 at 11:01

The problem is that your internet connection must be dying out in between. Most browsers can't handle resuming downloads well and hence your download dies out. Using a download manager will help you resume. If you are behind a proxy server, you might face such problems too.

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  • If by "most" you mean "IE"... – user1686 Jun 12 '10 at 13:01
  • lol .. actually since I use internet in college behind a proxy server i face similar problems with firefox and chrome too :) – tapan Jun 12 '10 at 16:24

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