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Increase your download speed from 100% to 500%

nobbly

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Flashget Download Manager.
http://www.amazesoft.com/

If you haven't already tried it you should. It's the best download Manager there is.
It:
splits files into sections (download each split simultaneously) For faster downloads.
Resumes broken downloads
Schedule


Of couse it depends on your and the other sites bandwidth. FlashGet will make full of the bandwidth.

nobbly :+
 

rolfw

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Yes, good utility Nobbly, the other one I use is Mass Downloader, problem with a lot of these is the adware that comes attached. You can counter this by getting the registration hacks.

Rolf
 

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[updated:LAST EDITED ON 06-Jun-02 AT 12:15 PM (GMT)]Guys, I use DLExpert from www.YaNew.com (English version) and it is excellent.

Seems like they changed the above site. Still available from other sites e.g. http://www.gamehippo.com/free_util/dlexpert.shtml
 

rolfw

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Is this one Spy/Adware free Tirosh?

Rolf
 

2old4this

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can someone with more understanding than me please explain how these download managers actually speed thing up? I don't understand how splitting the file into chunks helps. In actual fact all files transmitted over IP networks are transmitted in chunks (packets).
The same amount of data still has to get through the same bottlenecks whether its in parallel or serialized.

Now satellites, there's something I can get my head around...

2old
 

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Cant fully understand it myself 2old but a lot of servers like mine tell me that these booster programs even if they do work are capped at the server end so they wont allow the extra speed anyway.
 

rolfw

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I don't tend to use them too much now, as i have ADSL, but I used to use Flashget and it certainly improved download speeds, particularly when i was using the satellite ISP.

They work by making multiple requests for data chunks, thus overlapping, a little like the QSPK method used by Satellite broadcasters, this is probably easier for you to understand 2old than it is for me. Many upload sites limit the size of the outgoing datastreams and the download manager seems to overcome this in most cases.

They are also very useful, particularly Mass downloader, for downloading a complete page of different jpegs or gifs in one hit, it will seek out the main jpeg address from the thumbnails, ideal for the mature content collector. ;)

rolf
 

tirosh

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#8
Not sure how they work. I know that DLExpert kicks off multiple threads and does improve download speeds (I have tried with and without).

Rolf - it is adware/spayware free as I have run Lavasoft Adware and it has not detected any ofd these components.

Tirosh.