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How to download faster with firefox defualt download manager

by Megaherz / July 18, 2008 2:46 PM PDT

I was looking at some of the settings in about:config in firefox 3.01 and wondering what some of the setting meant in the lines of browser.download section and wondered if there were any tweaks to increase the download rate of anything you wish to download from a site. I'm not looking for improvments that exceed what a website can accomedate but if its even possible to tweak the download maneger in order to create more connections to the site or break the download into sections that later can be put back together.
Thank you,
Ricky

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What I use is
by PudgyOne / July 18, 2008 8:12 PM PDT

Flashget as my download manager.

I also use Flashgot add-on with Mozilla Firefox. I always use Flashget to download my files. It downloads from multiple downloads. I also have Flashget scan the download with Avast so I am guaranteed the download is not corrupt.


Rick

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Thank you
by Megaherz / July 19, 2008 6:33 AM PDT
In reply to: What I use is

I was hoping to see if anybody knew of any tweaks i can do in about:config in Firefox to modify the way the download manager worked and if it would better the download rate or what it would do exactly.

Thank you, Ricky

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clarify
by Megaherz / October 12, 2008 3:04 PM PDT
In reply to: What I use is

I want to see if there is any type of setting in the firefox browser were i can get more connections to a server when downloading a file so i can get multiple streams and then bring them together at the end to make for a faster downloading experience.

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Using about:config...
by John.Wilkinson / October 13, 2008 1:54 AM PDT
In reply to: clarify

Type about:config into your address bar and then filter/look for the following entries:

network.http.max-connections
network.http.max-connections-per-server
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy

You can double-lick the entry to modify it, but keep in mind that many sites limit the number of simultaneous connections a single IP address can have and your ISP only provides so much bandwidth, so your download speed may not noticeably increase.

Hope this helps,
John

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Edit about:config still works in 2013
by gscottj / May 29, 2013 6:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Using about:config...

Just wanted to let people know that editing Firefox's about:config still works.

I changed the value for network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server from 2 to 4 and was then able to download 4 different files simultaneously from the same server.

thanks
Scott

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