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Any way to increase the speed?


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sonepoxy2015

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Downloading large files, especially videos requires several hours with XP Pro. What are some trusted internet downloaders to use that can effectively expedite the download process?

 

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Natalie Green

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You should get Internet Download Manager It has got great downloading speed.It is free for 30 days but after that you got to register for that. I have used that and I found it quiet good. There are other downloader also which you can try metaifire is one another downloader. Hope you will find help here. 


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A download manager is not going to make any real difference in download speed. I know what they claim but I doubt very much they deliver the claimed performance boosts.

 

For a Desktop, you could add a Gigabit network card (10X speed of a normal network card). If you use a router then the router would have to be Gigabit capable as well.

 

For a Laptop you could replace the existing wireless card with a Wireless N card which is capable of 300Mbps instead of 54Mbps for Wireless G. Again, if you have a router it must be N capable.

 

The other way to improve download speed is to pay for a faster broadband connection.

 

This is my $.02 worth :)


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I have personal experience with IDM and it does what it says, so I am quiet sure about the working of that downloader.   


Edited by Natalie Green, 17 June 2015 - 11:00 PM.

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What Ztruker said is right. Download Managers are useful for people that have an unstable connection, since it allows the downloads to complete despite interruption of the connection. It's not going to "boost" the download speed. If you have a plan of let's say 5mpbs download with your ISP, using a Download Manager won't raise that speed, nor your download speed given by your ISP. It's a fact.
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For a Desktop, you could add a Gigabit network card (10X speed of a normal network card). If you use a router then the router would have to be Gigabit capable as well.

 

For a Laptop you could replace the existing wireless card with a Wireless N card which is capable of 300Mbps instead of 54Mbps for Wireless G. Again, if you have a router it must be N capable.

just to point out that neither of those will increase your download speed from the internet, they might increase your data transfer speed's between 2 pc's on your local lan tho, depending on other factors.

 

ztruker and aura are correct though download managers will make no difference to your download speed, and depending on your isp and how much you download/upload you may find that your download speed is throttled and why things are slow.

so even if you have a decent download speed say 15Mbps usually, you may find it is restricted to less than 1Mbps by the isp when downloading larger files and why they take so long.

 

run a speedtest here at different times to see what download speed you get from your isp. :- http://www.speedtest.net/

 

only real way to increase your download speeds is to buy a faster package or change isp's to one that offers a faster package like fibre if that's in your region, and to make sure you get an unlimited data package with no fair use policy that allows isp's to throtle your data usage.

 

:popcorn:

 

should also add your download speed is not only governed by your own connection but is also affected by the speed of the servers where you're downloading from, so if they have a slow upload speed or are under heavy demand then you're only going to be able to download data at their slower speeds even tho your connection may be capable of much faster data tranfer speeds.


Edited by terry1966, 18 June 2015 - 11:54 AM.

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The rate of transfer is governed initially by your ISP, and then by the computer that is sending the file(s) to you. If your ISP provides say a 50 Mbps download rate, but the computer that hosts the files has an upload rate of 10 Mbps, then your maximum download rate will be 10 Mbps. (Remember, the computer uploading the file is your download).

There are many other factors involved as well, such as other activity on your connection, link quality, interference, signal level, transmit power, encryption, etc. One can have a poor connection -- 1 or 2 bars on the graph -- at a rate of say 54 Mbps, but your actual download rate will be much slower though because pieces of the download are getting lost or are being corrupted and must be resent by the sending computer.


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