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#11 11 years ago

The only thing I've seen boost my download speed is Auslogic's BoostSpeed. I have a 1.5Mb connection and have tested as high as 1.9Mb with BoostSpeed.




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#12 11 years ago

JM_Bane;4684576DAP Premium does work though, I think... At least, I went from ~3000 kb/sec up to ~4500 kb/sec.[/quote]

[quote=nason;4684587]it works fine for me now things download like twice as fast

Both of you should probably consider the fact there's something wrong with your router/modem, or whatever you use. When i had 1 MBit, it didn't do anything. When i had 5 MBit, it didn't do anything. I have 8 MBit now, and it still doesn't do anything.




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#13 11 years ago

My downloads already go at 1MB/s, so I think it's fast enough.

Download accelerators are a pile of steaming poop. I want somebody to explain to me, just how a piece of software is going to expand your bandwidth.

It basically opens heaps and heaps of connections to the server, meaning that it can saturate your connection. This means that if you don't actually go over your theoretical 'maximum' speed, then at least it's going exactly that fast. That's one of the reason I hate downloading from Filefront, because it doesn't let met do that and my downloads all go at 50kB/s, instead of what they should be, which is about 20x faster.

Both of you should probably consider the fact there's something wrong with your router/modem, or whatever you use. When i had 1 MBit, it didn't do anything. When i had 5 MBit, it didn't do anything. I have 8 MBit now, and it still doesn't do anything.

I guess it depends on what sort of internet connection you have. Download accelerators and the such don't work for me anymore in regards to increasing speed (though they are useful for starting and stopping downloads...) because my connection is now wired. However, before, on a wireless connection (as in I didn't get my connection through any wires, not I was on a WLAN in my house) the download accelerator I used strengthened my connection no end because of the extra connections it established, and it sped up my download because of it. So not just problems with routers/modems.

I still say it's the placebo effect.

There's no such thing as a placebo effect when you are dealing with quantitative tests.




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#14 11 years ago

I can download at 5mb/s off of steam. I am on a university network so there is no limit to the bandwidth that I will be able to find under normal downloading circumstances. I tested the connection and I was getting around 20MBit.

There's no such thing as a placebo effect when you are dealing with quantitative tests.

Download speed varies based on server bandwidth and user bandwidth. The program may appear to be helping but it may just be more bandwidth being open.




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#15 11 years ago

I thought most ISP's had no bandwidth limit? At least, none in my area does.




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#16 11 years ago
I thought most ISP's had no bandwidth limit? At least, none in my area does.

Lucky you. Do you have a 'data cap', where if you use more than a certain amount per month you get penalized for it in some way?

Download speed varies based on server bandwidth and user bandwidth. The program may appear to be helping but it may just be more bandwidth being open.

That is normally what a download manager or accelerator would do anyway, so that counts as a result of the manager, not due to any coincidences.




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#17 11 years ago

I have always doubted these things, perhaps they work, but I just downloaded OpenOffice 3 at 1,1 MB/s, and the switch in this house is only 10 Mbps, so I doubt it could help much.

Mr. Pedantic;4684933Lucky you. Do you have a 'data cap', where if you use more than a certain amount per month you get penalized for it in some way?

Normal ISPs don't have any silly bandwidth limits around here, but since I'm on a free university line I actually have a sort of floating limit, the university doesn't want to pay extra for the traffic so they check the ten top bandwidth users for each month (or was it week, can't remember, but their bandwidth usages are IIRC on average over 10 GB a day for the surveillance period), and send them threats and sometimes even cut them off for a while. Never had that happen to me yet though, I aim to keep my downloads below 20 GB a week and usually stay a lot lower, although other activities obviously take a fair share of bandwidth too.




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#18 11 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4684933Lucky you. Do you have a 'data cap', where if you use more than a certain amount per month you get penalized for it in some way?

Nope. I'm actually incredibly happy with my ISP. There's a rather "expensive" monthly fee for my current connection at 499 DKK, which equals 85 USD. Only downtime i've experienced is due to my pathetic router, and from time to time they actually upgrade without extra cost. The 85 USD was actually originally for the 5 MBit connection, but it was upgraded to 8 MBit a week after, due to increased funding apparently.




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#19 11 years ago
I aim to keep my downloads below 20 GB a week

woah...we get 20GB a month, after which is drops down to dialup speed.

Nope. I'm actually incredibly happy with my ISP. There's a rather "expensive" monthly fee for my current connection at 499 DKK, which equals 85 USD. Only downtime i've experienced is due to my pathetic router, and from time to time they actually upgrade without extra cost. The 85 USD was actually originally for the 5 MBit connection, but it was upgraded to 8 MBit a week after, due to increased funding apparently.

Oh, okay. Our plan is about 85 NZD, but that includes tolls as well, so just for the broadband is about 35 USD.




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#20 11 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4684749There's no such thing as a placebo effect when you are dealing with quantitative tests.

Placebo effect no. Coincidences yes.