Internet Explorer and # of objects you can download at a time?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Punkrulz, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    Hey all. I have run into a problem. Even though I am on a 56k, I want to download a lot of files at once, like while I sleep. Reason for this is I can do everything when I wake up. Right now I want to download a lot of TFC Maps, and there's a LOT of them... so I'd love to download a lot of them at the same time, but the most I can download at a time right now is 2.

    Is there an option I can change somewhere so that I can have more?
     
  2. zoloto

    zoloto Guest

    there's a way to tweak the registry, but i don't recommend using IE period. Download managers work wonders, one called downloadaccelerator.com and I'm sure there's others for windows but I can't remember them.

    One tool I like using is wget from www.wget.org

    even though it's a command line tool, you can use it as many times as you want and it'll resume of failed connections (for instance, you lost your dialup connection allyou'd have to do is type in wget -c http or ftp url

    with wget you can get an entire website buy typing in

    wget -np -m -p http://whatever your website you want here

    it's great for grabbing files and resuming when you want, PLUS mirroring entire sites :)

    PS I'm working on a GUI for it in windows so you don't have to worry about it in command line :)
     
  3. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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