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    I'm currently in Cambodia with my Mac Mini (snow leopard) and my iPad-1 (5.0). I have a USB Modem that's supposed to be 7 Mbps but it fluctuates wildly between .28 kbps and 115 kbps at top.

    I'm using Apple Software Update to get the latest iTunes - as this was recommended before I can update to iOS 5.1 on my iPad. The problem is the update stalls - I think because the speed drops down or out.

    Is there another way I can get the update packages I need - for instance via bit torrent so that it will eventually download and I won't need to keep restarting from the beginning?

    ALSO I saw the following article that mentions changing the DNS in iOS and flushing the DNS Cache but I don't really understand it nor whether it's applicable to my situation. Can’t Download iOS 5.1? Try These Fixes

    Any advice/help would be appreciated, thanks.
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    FineWine's Avatar FineWine is offline Happy is a fermented Apple

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    YEP it is a very large file 178.5Mb. Try this link from within your browser (I use Firefox as it has the better resume function) https://swdlp.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebO...rp_code=itunes then just let your browser download run overnight.

    If you have problems with the download stalling etc, try these remedies How do you resume an interrupted download in Apple Safari & Firefox you will notice that Firefox has the better resume function than Safari.

    As for iOS5.1.1 here are some direct links: iOS 5.1.1 Released [Direct Download Links] you will need to download a separate file for each iDevice and model.

    Cambodia is a wonderful lovely country. We did the boat cruise from Saigon to Siem Reap in 2010. Then did the Temples at Angkor.

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    Thanks for the links Finewine. Sorry took so long to follow this up (no subscription notification from MacTalk).

    Cambodia is pretty amazing - including the "manyana" pace that all things seem to follow here. I put off upgrading to ML but now "tomorrow" has arrived. I'd heard that Adobe CS4 would not work but have since learned it's fine and now I really need the syncing capability of ML - so can't put it off any longer. Scary - I've never done an OS update that didn't mean weeks of clean up work afterward.

    I'm a couple of hours west of Siem Reap at Battambang, a much nicer city to live... but Angkor Wat is a must see. That cruise looks palatial - maybe a bit too indulgent in my current role!
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    So wait... CS4 works with ML ?
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    I remember a few half decent Internet cafes in Siam Reap. Perhaps you could download the direct downloads tere from now on?

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    @devil rolla -- according to this article dated August, yes. When I looked a month ago only Photoshop CS4 was ok. The full list of compatible apps here.

    Earlier versions of Adobe Photoshop® (CS3 and CS4), Lightroom 4.1, 4.0 and earlier software were also tested and there are currently no known issues
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    @fulltimecasual -- IF I had a laptop that would be easy, but it's a MacMini - mm.... it bears consideration though.
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    Cheers Konni
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    Peter Wells's Avatar Peter Wells is offline Podcaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by konni View Post
    @devil rolla -- according to this article dated August, yes. When I looked a month ago only Photoshop CS4 was ok. The full list of compatible apps here.

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    @fulltimecasual -- IF I had a laptop that would be easy, but it's a MacMini - mm.... it bears consideration though.

    Fair nuff - but for apple stuff, download the combo updates or the direct download ipsw files and just save them to a thumb drive.

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