View Full Version : wireless downloads - md5sum is never correct

November 3rd, 2008, 06:13 PM
This is not a strictly Ubuntu related question, and itīs not really a big problem to me - thatīs why i post it in the café.

I have been trying out some different distributions lately and i have noticed that everytime i use my wireless to download ISOs, the md5sum never comes out correct. With Wired network this is not a problem.

Generally i donīt have any problems with wireless internet - it works just fine.

Any suggestion as to what is going on?


November 3rd, 2008, 08:09 PM
if your wireless connection is spotty, then it might be dropping packets and therefore dropping data.

If your downloading a linux distro, you can use bittorrent, which ensures that all data you download matches up to a hash, so therefore it is guaranteed to be correct. Try that.