Try opening a command prompt and running a tracert to the Realtek ftp server, this will let you see where the connection is hanging or being lost. When you find out then give your ISP a call and explain the problem.
Version 22.214.171.12473 WHQL (3/17/2016) available only from Microsoft Update Catalog for 32bit & 64bit Windows [ahh, this one is not posted on the Realtek ftp site as I recently checked myself...at least not yet]
WHQL for Windows from Vista to Ten
And v7773 supports new Realtek audio chips with the following device IDs (although these were added starting with v7770):
Thank you erpster. First post updated.
Thanks for the heads up on that erpster. Much appreciated.
Working fine here blackrose
I'll give it at most two days before the build is updated on the Realtek servers to 7775 or above, 7777 seems like a nice sort of number