This is another question/technology gripe I’m throwing out there to see if anyone is experiencing the same thing: Does Qwest DSL drop your connection when you’re uploading large files?
I was doing some Greenfoot work tonight, and am trying to upload our new tracks to a hosting/steaming service. The service is asking for WAV files so that they can encode on-the-fly – fair enough. I upload the WAV files ranging from 40-55mb, not huge by any means, but sizeable. I tried uploading directly to the web site, but about 20% into the upload my DSL connection drops for a few minutes, reconnecting to a different IP address and breaking my upload. I’ve tried different protocols/applications (Live Mesh, FTP), which resulted in the same behavior. I’ve eliminated any doubt that this is being caused by a specific machine, then eliminated my router from the equation.
This isn’t the first time this has happened to me using Qwest DSL, so I’m left with my original question: Is Qwest dropping DSL connections that are uploading large files?
I *think* I’m solving the issue by breaking the file into 2mb pieces, FTP’ing the files to a non-DSL machine and uploading them that way. Talk about a pain in the ass!