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speed up internet downloads

By Dave H
Mar 31, 2007
  1. Hya everyone, is there a programme that I can get that can help speed up my downloads on broadband. Thats without having to go out and spend loads of money. I dont know if you need more information about my system but please ask if need be. I am using Windows xp

    Thanks
    Dave H
     
  2. Dave H

    Dave H TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 81

    Oops just had a read through this forum I suppose I will go for Download accelerator. Unless someone can think of anything better.
     
  3. chamillitarysk8

    chamillitarysk8 TS Rookie Posts: 168

    if you have firefox then use DownThemAll
     
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    most of that stuff does not work
    tweak the reg yourself go to dslreports.com they have step by step
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    TCIP optimizer. It's here as a download in TS.

    Other than that there is no real program to speed up broadband. TCIP editor maximizes what you got.

    Most other programs are sheer bunk.
     
  6. chamillitarysk8

    chamillitarysk8 TS Rookie Posts: 168

    DownThemAll downloads at like 1 mb per sec as long as your connection is that fast or faster
     
  7. Envergure

    Envergure TS Enthusiast Posts: 154

    I struggled for a while with why my internet was 256k and I could only download stuff at 32k. Then someone told me the internet was 256kbits and the downloads ran at 32kbytes.

    I recommend Free Download Manager (www.freedownloadmanager.org). It splits downloads up into "sections" which can increase the speed of your download (at the expense of everyone else's, but they don't know :D) by connecting to the download server several times, and each connection runs at the speed of your average download with, say, the IE7 download manager.

    There are limits, though. Some servers require a username and password to download stuff, and FDM's amazing powers don't work.
     
  8. cookiecrew

    cookiecrew TS Rookie

    I´m using Onspeed "military-grade compression software" which compresses the data before download - have a look at the reviews in Google. It cost me €39.99, and I´m very impressed so far (my connection is only 56kB GPRS, and it´s improved the speeds dramatically for me!). There are different packages for dial-up, broadband, mobile. Worth a look?
     
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