None of the downloads work
Hello I'm new to WinBoards.
I've been having some download issues such as when I was going to download a Windows 98 SE ISO file, it either comes up with "Server disallowed" or "Invalid download id". The latter only appears if I try to download from the server "Ricky" and the server "Bubbles" won't even load. I have done the download test and my IP appears different if I enter a download server. I have tried many different files and they will not download however if I try Firefox the download will begin. The downloads used to work in Chrome as well but now they only work in Firefox.
ISP:TalkTalk (It's an ISP in the UK)
It seems to be that your ISP is providing an IP different from the ones of the servers, so it will not allow it. Try resetting your router or use a different IP that matches the servers.
Bubbles has been under heavy load lately, explaining the inability to connect. I will look into the Invalid download ID issue on Ricky, however I did some cursory testing and can't replicate it thus far.
"Server disallowed" is a problem with your ISPs probable use of CGNAT. It causes the IP mismatch which triggers our anti-hotlink script. While written to stop freeloaders, it does unfortunately causes problems for a small percentage of our users.
We are looking into a replacement that won't rely on IP addresses in the near future and making the entire download process more robust. I can't give a timeframe, but keep an eye out.