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Dražen
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faster downloading?

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hi,does anyone know if there are any programs or something like that that makes your downloading faster?.
Maybe it's a stupid question,but i'm a newbie so... :)
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Install snake oil. I'm sure it will lubricate those tubes to be running in tip top condition.

Or perhaps you can get "sudo apt-get install axel" and it will allow segmented downloading. Thus saturating your existing connection, it will utilize your connection, making the download faster, but it will not directly make your connection faster.

There is no such thing as true faster downloading, it all depends on how marketing defines fast. There are programs that you can install in windows that are designed for a direct link to DSL (no router or acesspoint). They change the lenths of the data requested such that It could be large for downloads or small for low latency. None of this works with common setups of network + router + modem. And those delays and preferred sizes are editable in linux. But don't do this as routers and switches will restructure them anyway.

Someone tell me i'm wrong and lets get some faster connections.
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Like Grimdestripador said, you can use axel. Honestly, this post is the first time I had ever heard of axel so I decided to google it. Here is an interesting article that describes axel and prozilla (an alternative to axel that has a GUI and unlike axel, allows you to specify a FTP username and password). The URL of this article is below:

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/download- ... tools.html

Let me know if this actually helps your download speed....maybe I should give it a try! :D
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I just tried Axel myself and it's about 33% faster than wget on average for me, tested by downloading the latest kernel build. It's a pretty nifty tool. ;)
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This is a pretty lazy solution, but I still like using the Download 'em All add-on for Firefox. Worked like a charm so far.
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Re: faster downloading?

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thank you guys,i'll try with given suggestions.
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Opera has turbo mode built in, using their proxy servers to cache data the purpose of which is to help with slower network connections.
http://www.addictivetips.com/internet-t ... enable-it/
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Depend on what and where you download. I perfer BITtorrent client. Transmission works great. I can get speed like 600kb/s and downloading large files can be done in multiple session.
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RadioActiveRice wrote:Depend on what and where you download. I perfer BITtorrent client. Transmission works great. I can get speed like 600kb/s and downloading large files can be done in multiple session.
...Pertaining to this discussion... How do you speed up your bit-torrent fies. Do you perhaps use port forwarding from your router. Do you use a bit torrent client which uses outbound packets to a server to open up those ports. How about seeding before downloading, or becomming a supernode. Perhaps you get one of those false-ratio-reporting bit torrent clients, or your so inclined to edit the source yourself, but don't the network code include protection against false reporting.
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Re: faster downloading?

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If your downloading from File-Hosting websites like Hotfile, Rapidshare etc, you should give JDownloader a try. Its free and easy to use. You will need java installed to run it. I get alot faster speeds using it rather than a browser, it has a few great features, for example it can tell you if a file is available or if its offline, and it automates the process of downloading multiple files from mutilple websites. It can also be used if your just downloading from normal websites.

http://jdownloader.org/
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