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Postby La Chavvy on Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:50 pm

How do they work?

I mean surely, if they are to enhance your download speeds, ISPs would have already done this by now, to make thier services appear to be more than their competitors?

Just curious!


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Postby EvolvedMonkey on Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:17 pm

Download accelerators work by:

Splitting the file up into several pieces and downloading each piece from a source.... i.e if a file was 10mb - 5mb would be dloaded from ismellatgames.com and 5mb would be downloaded from doyousmellofcheese.com - and at the end they would be put together to form the complete file.

They download each 5mb from each sever simultaneously therefore accelerating the download. (you would get 10mb in the time it takes 5mb to download depending on your line speed)

TBH they were used a lot when broadband first came out and and when a lot more peeps were on 56k (i used to use DAP on 56k)
They still work pretty good but are full of advertisers and some contain nasty popups.
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Postby Ace of Spades on Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:39 pm

Evolved Monkey said it all !

Plus you can Pause Downloads for later etc. Gr8 for 56k, useful on broadband aswell.
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Postby LuckyNV on Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:33 pm

If you want a free download manager I can highly recommend Leechget, no ads or anything, teh win!
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Postby Healy on Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:26 am

post links u fool
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Postby ^Brigatisti^ on Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:49 am



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Postby Little_Devil on Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:47 am

LuckyNV wrote:If you want a free download manager I can highly recommend Leechget, no ads or anything, teh win!


http://www.leechget.net/en/
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Postby kuma on Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:19 am

If you are after download accelerators or any other software that is freeware/shareware I always go here : www.majorgeeks.com
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Postby Cobra on Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:47 am

^Brigatisti^ wrote:www.google.com


Lol, Brig knows his stuff :P.

Gonna get Leechget now and see how she goes :).


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Postby Psychic Duck on Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:59 pm

jeez, your pr0n must be real long :roll:
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