The download error shows up when users try to download something from the Chrome browser. This error usually appears when you try to download bigger files. However, you may experience this error while downloading small files as well.
This issue has been here for a while and has troubled various users while they are trying to browse the internet. Google Chrome is the one at fault here as the same file can be downloaded by opening up a different browser. We can provide you with various methods that can help you solve this issue.
Maybe the free version of your antivirus software is the actual cause of your download failed error on Chrome. A way to resolve this issue is to disable HTTP or port checking on your antivirus.
Sometimes some service or program can block your access to the Downloads folder. Old networking drivers can also lead to this issue.
This problem usually appears when your antivirus program unnecessarily scans websites which slows down the procedure of requesting files from the server. This can lead to the problem of Download Failed: Network error appearing in Google Chrome. You can encounter this problem if you are using various antivirus tools.
Below. you can learn how to search for port scanning options on various third-party AV tools.
Step 1: Open the antivirus user interface by double-clicking on the icon in the system tray. If you want, you can search for it in the Start menu.
Step 2: The setting of HTTPS scanning is given at different spots with respect to various antivirus programs. You can easily find this tool without much hassle. However, we are available with some guides on how you can find good antivirus tools.
Step 3: Now, check whether you are able to download the file without facing the Download Failed: Network Error. If this error is still appearing, then you must use a separate firewall or antivirus tool if the one you are using is causing you problems.
The issue is that not every browser is at fault. In case the error shows up when the file is done downloading, then it is a different scenario. When you download the file from the Chrome browser, it appears in the buffer memory and gets copied into the default downloads folder.
There is a chance that something is blocking the downloads folder and you are required to change the download location.
Below are the steps that you need to follow to change the default Downloads location.
Step 1: Open your Chrome browser and then click on the three horizontal dots given at the upper-right corner of your browser. When you hover over it, it says "Customize and Control Google Chrome". Now, the drop-down menu will open up.
Step 2: Select the option of Settings given at the end of the dropdown menu.
Step 3: Go to the end of this page and then select the Advanced button. Go down until you find the section of Downloads. Select Change given below the option of Location and then select a different folder from Chrome downloads. Confirm the changes you just made and then restart your web browser. After that, check if the issue is still appearing.
In case you find an overall decrease in the network speed of your PC, then that may be the reason why you are encountering a download failure: Network error problem.
There is a chance that your network has started to become automatic. Therefore, it is best to use the latest version of networking drivers on your PC.
Below are the steps that you need to follow in order to install the network drivers.
Step 1: Firstly, you are required to uninstall the network driver, which is presently uninstalled on your PC.
Step 2: Enter Device Manager in the search area next to the Start menu button to launch the Device Manager utility. Press the Windows and R key simultaneously to open the Run dialog box. After that, type "devmgmt.msc" in the box and then select OK.
Step 3: Expand the section of Network Adapters. This will show you all the network adapters that your computer is running presently.
Step 4: Just go to your network adapter and then right-click on it. In order to uninstall the device, you are required to select "Uninstall Device". This will help you remove the device from the list and uninstall it. Select OK when asked to fully uninstall the driver.
Step 5: Tak out the network adapter that you are using and then go to the main page of the manufacturer to check the list of drivers from your OS. Select the latest one, save it and then run it by going to the Downloads folder.
Step 6: Carry out the instructions appearing on the screen to install the driver. If your driver is external like a Wi-Fi dongle for a desktop computer. Please make sure that it is disconnected until the wizard connects it to the PC. Restart your computer and check if you are experiencing the problem again.