How to Speed Up Downloads when Using Internet Download Manager (IDM)

Internet Download Manager is one of best downloading accelerators. According to its developer, IDM can increase your download speed by up to five times! However, if for some reason, you still need the download speed to be even faster, it's possible to increase the speed of file transfers by tweaking the software's configurations to optimize your Internet bandwidth.

Steps

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    Check your IDM connection settings. If you’re using broadband connection, select a high-bandwidth connection type in the "Options > Connection" dialogue.
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    Increase the "Default max. conn. number." Open “IDMan.exe,” go to the “Options” tab, click on the “Connection” tab, and change the "Default max. conn. number" from 8 to 16. Click on "OK."
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    Turn off the “Speed Limiter. Open “IDMan.exe,” go to the Download menu in the menu bar, click on the "Speed Limiter" tab, and select "Turn off."
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    Free up space. Just delete other downloaded items from IDM, and lessen the items on the IDM queue.
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    Close other applications. These other applications may download at the same time. It’s better to close them as they also use the Internet. Closing PC apps, for instance, allows IDM to use your RAM.
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    Schedule downloads. With a significantly decreased online traffic, downloading will be much faster at night.

Tips

  • Try to download from a mirror site.
  • You can also check with your ISP your bandwidth limits and download speeds.

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Categories: Downloading