I have an ASRock MB and it contains a Broadcom NIC (in fact, two) - Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet. Drivers are most recent released by ASRock. Thanks and enjoy, John.
W8 Release Preview SHA-1?
Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:55 AM
@OP, I used NetXFer (NetTransport) btw and max. download connections=1 setting.
Thanks, xpclient. I DLed NetTransport ,installed (on a VM), took all defaults and DLed the W8 RP. SHA-1 was correct - first try! The "Max concurrent tasks" was set to 10, but I saw only two connections (TCPView). The DL speed was somewhat less than my ISP speed (25 minutes vs 15 for FDM). I then went over to HW and DLed the file using FDM (20 sections-like threads, I think) and got a correct SHA-1 also. I need to do some more testing, but I am beginning to think it is a server load problem. These two tests were done on Saturday (8-18-2012) between 6:02 AM and 6:59 AM CST USA. In NetTransport I don't see a way to disable Torrents and $30 is a lot for this application, although it looks more sophisticated. Thanks and enjoy, John.
EDIT: Just did two more DLs, both with good SHA-1 codes, about 10:30 AM Saturday. On VM NetTransport with 10 threads (ran almost at ISP speed) and FDM on HW. I will try again on Monday.
EDIT: Two more DLs on Monday went fine. Whatever the problem was it is no more.
This post has been edited by johnhc: 20 August 2012 - 02:31 PM