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Windows 7: Is there any "LEGITIMATE" way of increasing download speed for free?

16 Aug 2013   #1
aritra2116

Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
 
 
Is there any "LEGITIMATE" way of increasing download speed for free?

Well, I don't know if I should ask this but anyway. I want to know if there is any "LEGITIMATE" way of increasing my network's speed a little bit for free without wrecking my network connection.


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16 Aug 2013   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Download speed is determined primarily by the connection between your computer and your ISP. Pay for a faster connection.
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16 Aug 2013   #3
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I don't want to sound too miserable aritra2116 but LMiller7 is correct, your download speed is totally determined by the package and speed your ISP gives you.

Try to keep your chin up, my laptop doesn't even have internet now due to some issues with it.
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16 Aug 2013   #4
tommyg562000

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I would agree with the above posts, but with one caveat. You may have a 50 megabit connection from your ISP but you try to download a program from filehippo and only download at 15 megabit. This is obviously not your rated ISP speed. This is where a download manager/accelerator can "boost" your download speed up to your ISP rated speed. Download manages/accelerators use "mirrors" to download parts of the same file from multiple hosts essentially "speeding" up your download.

I'm not sure if this is what you are referring to when talking about "speeding" up your network, but hopefully it provides some insight.

Edit 2: The download manager I use and have found to be the best for me is Internet Download Manager (IDM). They let you have a 30 day trial if you want to check it out: http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/
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16 Aug 2013   #5
aritra2116

Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks guys. I would never bring up a topic like this again. I would try to save money for a better network connection .

@paulpicks: It is sad that you can't have internet on your laptop . What kind of issues are you facing?
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16 Aug 2013   #6
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aritra2116 View Post
Thanks guys. I would never bring up a topic like this again. I would try to save money for a better network connection .

@paulpicks: It is sad that you can't have internet on your laptop . What kind of issues are you facing?
It's nothing I couldn't sort out, but really I don't need internet on the miserable excuse of a laptop so I don't bother sorting it. I only use the darn thing for 1 piece of specialist software to do calculations on stuff to do with my work so it's no biggie.
I wanted to use the software on my main rig but it turns out it only works on 32Bit so I had to use the laptop.
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17 Aug 2013   #7
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

@paulpicks21

Vmware is your friend or xp mode...
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