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Downloading Program

Is there any Downloading program available for Windows XP which automatically resumes the download file every 'xx' minutes of an hour.

I need this to make sure, that I dont have to attend the PC while downloading, and it automatically starts a broken download.

(Have a very unstable LAN connection, the admin plays around to stop downloads by restarting the network)

I am currently using DAP, which lacks this.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Downloading Program

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I don't know what you are trying to download,

but there are many such programs, But please be aware of Adware or Spyware from such program.

One of the software I use is 'stardownloader',
its has no adware or spyware as far as I know.. and its free.

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Re: Downloading Program

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"(Have a very unstable LAN connection, the admin plays around to stop downloads by restarting the network)"

Do you have permission to download from this location?

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Re: Downloading Program

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Yes, I have permission to do this.

Let me explain through this example,

#1: I put some program for download (which takes atleast 3-4 hours) at 10'o clock.

#2: The network (for one reason or the other) goes down at 11'o clock.

#3: I have scheduled the DAP (Download Accelerator Premium version 6.2) to RESUME downloads at 11:30.

#4: At 11:30 the download resumes thanks to the Scheduler.

#5: Unfortunately, at 11:31 the network goes down again.

#6: Now there is NO way except for HUMAN which can restart the download (atleast for DAP).

So, in a kind of other words, i need


Such that only my PC not me wakes up at night and restarts the download.

As for what i meant by "the admin plays around". The admin sometimes (i guess deliberately) restarts the network in order to avoid the downloads.

I hope this clears the mess i created ;). Any further explanation if i still miss out something shall be posted on request.

Again, Thanks everybody for the help.

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Try leechftp.

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I'm not going to try to meet your requirements, but leechftp from memory did most if not all that except for the scheduling. It handles broken and up/down connections well. I think bitbeamer is next in line.

Best of luck,


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Re: Discuss with the Administrator

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I would also discuss this problem with the Administrator, eg explain that his terminating the network at random times is making your life very hard with these important downloads. Ask what can he do to help you?


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