Corporate firewalls are the primary reason why our customers have problems downloading The PM PrepCast™ video files.
Do you get error messages "Authorization is needed to access..." when downloading the video lessons?
This error is not caused by The PM PrepCast™ security - it is caused by firewalls on your computer or network. Here is what you can do:
- Are you trying to download The PM PrepCast™ on your office computer? Your company probably has a firewall in place that prohibits the download of podcast video files. You can speak to your network administrator and ask for an exception, or you can download the PrepCast™ from another computer that does not have a firewall installed. For instance, at home or on a friend's computer.
- Are you trying to download The PM PrepCast™ on your home computer? Open your firewall and change the settings to "off for a few minutes, download all of The PM PrepCast™ episodes and then restart the firewall. But be careful! If you turn the firewall off, then your computer is unprotected. Changing the settings to allow traffic is always a better solution.
We are sorry that we cannot help you fix this error. It is because of the security settings on your computer, which we cannot access and change for you.