Faster downloads?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Hobodale, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Hobodale macrumors member

    Hobodale

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    I Just got my new macbook, its my first mac. On my windows pc I used Download Accelerator Plus and I got download rates of around 750kb/s, but on my mac with safari I only get at most 200kb/s(and thats rare). Are there any good programs(preferably freeware) that would help speed up my downloading?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Are the network settings and configurations identical? These download accelerators are usually quite misleading and useless.
     
  3. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    ok the amount of data that you can get to your house is well lets just say 800kb/s. (were just using this as an example) most servers couldn't offer 800kb/s to each and every person. so the servers usaually put a cap on the connection. and in this example lets say 250kb/s

    well the reason Dap can get around this is it opens multiple connections to the server, lets say three at a time resulting in ~750kb/s, then reasembles the three chunks latter.

    safari can only download with 1 connection resulting in 250kb/s.

    Also don't use dap alot, those two other connections made will fill two spots other people could have.

    its a terminal tool called axel i use for linux iso downloads, axel just follow the directions and you'll need to install darwinports first.

    sorry about the long post
     
  4. jaxstate macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry I can't help your, but you've just helped me. Thanks for the DAP program hint for the Windows OS:).
     

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