odd problem with multiple web browsers and web clients.
whenever i try to download a file it crashes, freezes, -mostly a UI thread blocked-
this happens only on a certain internet connection, i have tried a different internet connection and it works fine.

i can use windows powershell and java to download files without any problems.

e.g. , http://somesite.com/somepicture.jpeg

if i right click save as, it crashes, the image loads onto screen so it must have been read and loaded into memory. however what is stopping it from saving onto harddrive?

i have tried, with chrome and firefox.

normal web broswing works flawlessly

bittorrents and such are fine. could this possibly be a router- win 8 unique problem? will test on win 7 in a bit