Internet is one of biggest source of entertainment as well as information in today’s world. There are billions of people around the world, who spend most of their day surfing or using internet. The biggest problem internet users face is their slow connection or poor speed of net connection.
So if you are a computer geek like me, and downloads a lot of stuff each day then you must be having a good internet connection, but as we all know “Human Needs Never Ends”, so one day I was thinking to tweak my system’s settings to increase download speed of my computer, and I got some really cool and interesting working ideas. Though there are many ways to increase download speed in windows, but here in this post I am going to tell you best ways to do that.
How To: Increase Download Speed In Windows 7,8,8.1,10
Increase Download Speed Using Internet Download Manager (IDM)
So which download manager you are using to download files? Is it the default download manager of your browser? Oh, come on, it’s rubbish. Beleive me, it will never download a file with maximum download speed. You can just install a lightweight yet powerful download manager for windows named Internet Download Manager, which is one of the most popular and most used download manager around the world. Internet Download Manager can accelerate downloads by up to 5 times due to its intelligent dynamic file segmentation technology.
It supports all web browsers of windows including Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, Firefox, AOL, MSN, Avant, etc. So you can take advantage of it’s “Advanced Browser Integration” feature. Which will add an extension to your browser, and next time when there is something downloadable on the web page you visit, it will notify you.
Along with it you don’t have to worry about the security of the files you are downloading because this software have a feature named Automatic Antivirus Checking, which can automatically run a scanner on download completion, like AdAware, Avast, Spybot, AVG Anti-Virus, McAfee, Norton Internet Security, Norton 360, SpywareBlaster, CCleaner and others to protect users from harmful downloaded files. So stop waiting, and give Internet Download Manager a try now.
Increase Download Speed Using Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)
Download Accelerator Plus is another great downloading software for windows, which will actually increase download speed of your system. have an extreme download acceleration engine which can boost your download speed by establishing up to 10 connections. One more amazing feature of this download manager is built-in YouTube downloader. It’s built-in video downloader and converter will allow you to download web videos from such sites as Facebook and DailyMotion and is not just the fastest and easiest to use, but it also supports more sites than any other Video Downloader.
Increase Download Speed Using uTorrent
uTorrent is one of the best way to download large files. One of the best part about this is that almost all kind of files are available over the internet in forms of torrent, so you can actually download anything using torrents. Mostly torrent gives less download speed, as compared to Internet download manager and DAP, but if you want to increase download speed of uTorrent, then you can read the article posted by me on this same blog. Here it is :- How To Increase Download Speed of uTorrent
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Some More Tips To Increase Download Speed In Windows
First of all you should understand the connection speed of internet. The connection speed of any internet connection (DSL or Dial-up) is measured by the amount of data that can be transferred per second by the host, normally it is measured in Kbps or Mbps. If you want to know exact speed of your internet connection, then do contact your service provider.
Whenever you are downloading something, and doing nothing on your system, try closing all other running applications whether they are running in background. Doing this will free up system memory to handle the data transfer more efficiently. I will suggest you to run only that app which is downloading (downloader).
Try to download on different times of day. If the number of people who are downloading the same file is bigger, then you will get slow downloading speed or it can be because of files you are downloading. If you are downloading more files at a same time, then download speed of all connections and files will be distributed unevenly.