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Old 08-02-2006, 11:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a program that I can use to speed up downloads? I ran speed tests on InternetFrog.com and it says I can download at 100kb/s but, I am only able to download at 30Kb/s?
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Old 08-03-2006, 12:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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use DSLreports.com its a pretty reliable site, also dont run any IM progs or browsers while you do it (or torrents/limewire/etc)

Also, you cant download faster than the server will upload to you. You may have the POTENTIAL to dl at 100Kb/s, but the server will only give you the data at 30.
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Old 08-03-2006, 12:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What type of Internet are you using and what's the advertise speed from the ISP?

If you do a Google search, there’s hundreds of application that will boost your download speed. Firefox works well at boosting your speed for a couple of second, give that a try. Don’t rely on software; usually their bundle with spywares and junk application, the obvious solution is to find a better and faster ISP.
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i have 300kb/s and normally sites only download @ 50kb

Download speeds for files are normally @ 100k TOPS
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firefox does give a nice boost at the beggining tho i havent found a program that does much better. firefox lets me get an initial speed of 1.3 MB/s and it usually drops down to around 400-500k. but if its a small file that boost will get it half way done in a split second for me.
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My torrents usually run about 350kb/s..I love it!
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My torrents usually run about 350kb/s..I love it!
Which BT are you using and how much do you usually upload??

I use BitComet but only get about 80-100 kb/s if I'm lucky. At best I get
153+ kb/s.

I got to find a way to speed it up.
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I use firefox and ive got the "broadband speed test" extension, no need to load up a website to do a speed test
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Old 08-04-2006, 04:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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get download them all for firefox
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah firefox is Sweet,

however you can also use a program called Download Accelartor plus, this is what I use to D/L Linux ISO files, I love it due to the fact I can cap my D/L speed to my liking, and it increaeses your D/L speed upto 400% and best of all it's free!

http://www.speedbit.com/

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