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Default Downloading Excel File

Hello Everyone and thanks for your help in advance. I have an application that needs to download many files from a website. One of these files is an Excel spreadsheet. My code downloads the file, but when I go to open it, the data is scrambled. I think the problem is that I am encoding it improperly, but can't figure out what I nned to do. The following code is what I am using now:

        'Put user code to initialize the page here
        Dim URL As String = "http://filetoget.xls
        Dim outputfile As String = "C:\filetoget.xls"
        Dim wReq As WebRequest
        Dim wResp As WebResponse
        Dim respStream As Stream
        Dim reader As StreamReader
        Dim writer As StreamWriter

        ' create the Web Request
        wReq = WebRequest.Create(URL)

        ' get the response
        wResp = wReq.GetResponse()
        respStream = wResp.GetResponseStream()
        reader = New StreamReader(respStream, False)

        ' and write it to the required file
        writer = New StreamWriter(outputfile)
        'writer = New BinaryWriter(outputfile)
        writer.Write(reader.ReadToEnd())

Could someone get me going in the right direction? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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