I am trying to download a simple gene table from Ensembl's biomart interface. Whenever I do so, the download is extremely slow even though I am on a T1 connection (~50-300 kb per sec, though it oscillates) and in virtually all cases, the file I am trying to download gets prematurely cancelled by the server. This happens if I try to download a .gz or a .txt. Any idea what might be happening here? When I use the feature of having ensembl email me the results, it never does.
How can this problem be solved? thanks.