How To Speed Up Your Downloads By Simple Steps
Internet is a common thing around now. Substantial development took place in the web field, which we cannot hardly imagine. Everyday thousands of people taking connections. There are lot of internet providers and thousands of plans flying around. Getting faster internet connection always help in boosting your download speeds, however those of us on slower connections, there is still some hope. This article tells you how to uncap the speed of your internet connection and take every byte out of your connection. Read ahead;
Windows allots 20% of the bandwidth by default for various services like Windows update and spyware checks. For those who using genuine Windows OS, try this only if you don’t want any updates from Microsoft. I hope most of you out there are using pirated versions and not really into Updating and all. So, for you this allotted bandwidth is just waste. The trick is fairly simple to get hold of the unused bandwidth. Here’s what you have to do;Go to Start->Run and type “gpedit.msc”. Go to Administrative templates->Networks->QoS Packet Scheduler. Click on Limit Reversible Bandwidth and check the enabled box and then change the limit from 20% to 0%.
Tweak Your Manager
We will use free download manager (FDM) as our example. Go to options->Network, set traffic usage mode to Heavy Mode. Increase the maximum number of connections and maximum number of connections per server. Also increase the maximum number of mirrors. Remember to tick the “Automatically search for mirror URL’s” option. If you use Windows XP and orbit download manager, go to tools->Preferences->others and check the “Increase connection limited for Windows XP SP2”.
Speed Up Torrents
Before you start downloading from the torrent network, check your maximum upload speed settings using the online speed tests. Set your client’s upload rate to about 80% of your maximum upload speed. For utorrent go to preference->bandwidth and change the “Global upload rate”. Use queuing and connections settings to download not more than two torrents at a time.
Use Browser Extensions
Using browser extensions for downloads certainly reduces your time. As you don’t have to crunch through number of steps before you start your downloads. Use “Down them all” for for Firefox, its developers boast that it increases download speeds by 400%, but we would not necessarily go that far. It does a pretty good job through. Secondly, to grab any kind of media content currently playing in your browser use the “Download Helper” extension for Firefox to automatically catch it and download the files. Also try download master extension for Chrome. Activating Grab++ option in orbit Download Manager also catches any viral video or flash files playing in your browser.
If you are downloading a file at a peak time when there is a lot of traffic, then you might get inconsistent or slow speeds, for this try downloading the file at different times of the day. The lower number of the people on the network will mean better speeds for you. This is especially important for system admins in offices, who should set downloads for the night, when the bandwidth is freed up. Using queuing to ensure that no more than 2 downloads are running concurrently. Also clear your browser cache often, and help your PC get some much needed RAM back.
To ensure that while browsing you get a fair amount of speed without disrupting your downloads, capping your bandwidth comes is handy. Developed to control and monitor internet traffic the Netlimiter application limits your bandwidth. So for example let’s say you want to download a software and play CS at the same time, but do not want your game to lag. The download speed you get is, say, 4 Mbps; limit it in a 2:2 ratio so that your movie download continues while you play CS without any breaks. This is what you do when you start your download, go to Netlimiter you’ll see DL speed on the top which would show you your current download speeds lets say for example you’re getting 300kbps change this to 150. Once you have changed the value you can start enjoying your game while the download happen in the background.
There are lot of tricks like this to boost your network speed. I will be writing that soon. If you got any suggestions or useful tips like this please free feel to share it here. If you liked this post please “Like” SparklingSpur on Facebook. Thank you for reading.