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Old 04-09-2010, 01:00 AM   #1
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Smile how to make downloading faster in ubuntu 9.10


how to dowload faster in ubuntu 9.10 ...

i searched for the internet download manager in google .. but found no solution ... please help me ..

i am using ubuntu 9.10
 
Old 04-09-2010, 02:40 AM   #2
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Your download/upload speeds are limited by the bandwidth supplied by your ISP. There's no way either in Ubuntu or anything else, to exceed the limits set by it. However, when your browser's cache is full, your speed may decrease somewhat, you can delete your browser's cache periodically to counter that. There are also some firefox tweaks that supposedly make your Internet faster, but i do not set much store by them, they are just placebos. Do not believe ads which ask you to download software that will "make your Internet 3-5 times faster!" or some such crap.

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Old 04-09-2010, 04:35 AM   #3
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As mzsade said you can only download as fast as your connection allows.

Have a look at DownThemAll! . Its an Add-on for firefox, you might find it useful.
 
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:57 AM   #4
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Hello All !!

I am totally agree with above two posts and can understand 'em, but what if we could make multiple threads of the wget command ?? Will this increase the speed ??
 
Old 04-09-2010, 09:09 PM   #5
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Hello All !!

I am totally agree with above two posts and can understand 'em, but what if we could make multiple threads of the wget command ?? Will this increase the speed ??
You're not the first to come up with this idea
 
Old 04-11-2010, 03:31 AM   #6
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however there are download managers available beside wget like axel, prozilla (install prozgui to have a gui for prozilla) etc.
 
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:51 AM   #7
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internet download manager is software that being use in window, have you ever seeing how it work and it perfomance?
yes it's true that "Your download/upload speeds are limited by the bandwidth supplied by your ISP" but sure there are obvious gap in download speed using IDM and direct download..take a look with your friend that use window...i've use wget, multiget and so on, still it not use optimum download speed supplied by my isp..it's not some such crap
 
Old 10-20-2010, 09:48 PM   #8
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Sorry, perhaps i was a bit harsh when i called it some such crap, and i agree that there can be a slight gap in the download speed between using direct download and IDM, but nothing, absolutely nothing can make your Internet "3-5 times faster".
 
  


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