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Old 12-07-2008, 10:43 AM   #1
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Fast downloads - console Download Manager


Hello.
For a while ago I was downloading the new 2.6 full kernel and it was about 50-100kb/s with a 24mbps connection. I stoped it and opened flashget (in windows) so I could get it for about 700-800kb/s.
I think KDE has a Download Manager, KGet if I'm not wrong. But, is there any "Download Manager" (wget) that speeds up the downstream?
Maybe it would be possible and intresting if wget (if I'm not wrong the standard downloads program) could have this feature, so we could download faster during, for example (wich I was using) Links browser.

What is your opinion?
 
Old 12-07-2008, 11:35 AM   #2
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That much of a difference (50-100 kb/s vs 700-800 kb/s) implies a poor connection, a networking problem, or coincidence (e.g. lighter loads later). I don't think a download manager can take all the credit.
 
Old 12-07-2008, 12:26 PM   #3
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I could even download at 1,2Mb/s ...
I have wireless connection at home, and both receive it well ...
with yum and wget I couldn't ever make more than 200kb/s... :S

anyway, would it be instresting for you if a fast download algorith was implemented in wget?
 
Old 12-07-2008, 04:38 PM   #4
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Hello.
For a while ago I was downloading the new 2.6 full kernel and it was about 50-100kb/s with a 24mbps connection. I stoped it and opened flashget (in windows) so I could get it for about 700-800kb/s.
I think KDE has a Download Manager, KGet if I'm not wrong. But, is there any "Download Manager" (wget) that speeds up the downstream?
Maybe it would be possible and intresting if wget (if I'm not wrong the standard downloads program) could have this feature, so we could download faster during, for example (wich I was using) Links browser.

What is your opinion?
There is also lftp, that allows multi-stream/multi-connection downloads (with lftp's "mget" command), as flashget does in windows. AFAIK wget uses just one connection per file.
 
Old 12-07-2008, 05:01 PM   #5
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hum nice.
Well, do, for example, yum uses wget (or other program) to "get" pakages? If yes, is it possible to interlink with other Download Manager?
 
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hum nice.
Well, do, for example, yum uses wget (or other program) to "get" pakages? If yes, is it possible to interlink with other Download Manager?
You can surely use google too? 'get', btw is a standard ftp command, so all the (many) ftp programs respond to it.
 
  


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