Hi.. this is a weird one..
I just did a complete fresh win7 ultimate install for a friend. I used a hardwire ethernet connection to the router. downloading patches, fixes, etc.. etc..
I installed a D-Link wireless N pci card.
drivers installed, application installed, connected to my AT&T U-Verse router no problem, got an IP Address, everything's kosher.
I can surf the web with no issues with Firefox 8 AND IE 9.
When I attempted to download the MS Office file converter program from microsoft.com the download stalled. In Firefox I got the download window and says Starting. Well it doesn't start.
after a minute it says can't start download.
I tried using IE9, same problem.
I disabled the d-link wifi connection and plugged in the ethernet hardwire, got the SAME IP address and was able to download the file as fast as it could.
Swapped the cable for the wifi and nothing.
I've been on Technet and found a post that resembles what I'm going through, and the solution was a router firmware update. Well I can't exactly do that, as the router is updated by U-Verse when they deem it necessary.
And no other wifi device I attach to this has an issue.
the laptop and my Android phone have no problems with the wireless at all.
I've been through the router settings for this particular IP address and nothing seems out of the ordinary.
I've been through event logs, services, and firewall settings. Nothing seems out of the ordinary.
However, windows update seems to download the patches just fine.
Any help and tips are greatly appreciated!