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Speeding Up Download Times?

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Anyone have any ideas for me on how to speed up download times... I'am currently downlaoding a file at

37.2kb/sec on a 650.5mb file, giving me 4hr of download time... (through firefox information) anyone know how to speed up this download time?

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Buy higher speed internet?

/obv

OK, here's how to tune up your FireFox browser:

Type about:config in your address bar and double click these things and edit the values as I have listed.

network.http.pipelining : true

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests : 100

network.http.proxy.pipelining : true

Pages will now load about 10x faster.

Now for the settings that will anger some web sites and most likely get you IP banned...

network.http.max-connections : 24

network.http.max-connections-per-server : 8

network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server : 2

Increase these numbers at your own risk.

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Yeah....the server you are downloading from is likely slow. If there ise a mirror available, try that. There is no practical way to actually Speed Up Download TImes other than changing Server, ISP, and Internet Plan.

P.S. 650.5Megs is a reasonable size for a CD image. All I am saying is, don't be a pirate ;)

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@Illnab

Nahh i'am no a pirate (arg.... ) i'am downloading the new Need For Speed Carbon Demo, but its taking forever...

@Boltbait

Thanks, I never thought of edit things, athough there are always risks, what are they? or are you just that good? haha

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I'am at 23% done, whelp, its definatly the mirror, this is the fastest i could get, and the only reason there all slow, is because this is the most waited for game sence warcraft or something haha...

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Buy higher speed internet?

/obv

OK, here's how to tune up your FireFox browser:

Type about:config in your address bar and double click these things and edit the values as I have listed.

network.http.pipelining : true

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests : 100

network.http.proxy.pipelining : true

Pages will now load about 10x faster.

Now for the settings that will anger some web sites and most likely get you IP banned...

network.http.max-connections : 24

network.http.max-connections-per-server : 8

network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server : 2

Increase these numbers at your own risk.

Is there a way to do this with IE7? I've been having problems loading various websites quickly, and minor issues with downloading, since I reformatting my computer.

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Type about:config in your address bar and double click these things and edit the values as I have listed.

network.http.pipelining : true

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests : 100

network.http.proxy.pipelining : true

Pages will now load about 10x faster.

Is there a way to reset to default??? Cuz this kinda screwed my FireFox up. Now there are a bunch of websites that won't load images and other glitchy things are happening.

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Just reset the entries back to their original values.

You did write them down, didn't you?

Is there a way to do this with IE7? I've been having problems loading various websites quickly, and minor issues with downloading, since I reformatting my computer.

You could try Google's web accelerator.

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Ouch. Sucks to be you. :D

Anyway, sorry, I use IE so I can't tell you what the default values should be.

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or you can right click on it and press "reset", I use firefox 2.0, so it may be different.

I see things that have been changed from their default in bold.

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For Firefox there is the FasterFox extension that lets you choose your connection type and makes the above changes, and more, for you.

In Picc84's case where the problem is a slow server I'd recommend a download manager such as Get Right which will make multiple connections to the server as well as any mirrors.

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As far as the defaults go for these three BoltBait said to change:

network.http.pipelining : false

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests : 6

network.http.proxy.pipelining : false

The other three (http.max-[etc.]) are all "user set" already on my FF2 installation.

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If you use IE6 or 7, you can speed things up a bit with the following registry file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
"MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:00000010
"MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"=dword:0000010

Save those contents as FILENAME.REG to your desktop and double click on it to merge it with your registry.

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