What is my default download manager??

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by veronica, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. veronica

    veronica Guest

    I have XP. I downloaded 'Fresh Download Manager'.

    It said it was not my default download manager.

    What is?? Does XP have a download manager??

    Isn't a download manager a download accelerater??

    Thank you.
     
  2. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    xp doesnt have a download manager. the message was asking to set some setting so that internet explorer uses fresh download to get its files from the net.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    No. A download manager simply manages your downloads. There is nothing out there that can accelerate a download, your modem is the speed it is.
     
  4. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    as the man says, accelerators are there to steal your money nothing else
     
  5. paul2-0-0-2

    paul2-0-0-2 Moderator

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    accelerators work use 1 and try :rolleyes:

    I only get 80kb off 1 site if i download and save but if use Flashget i get 100kb+ off the same site :p

    I get my max download speed most of the time with Flashget, Re-Get, Dap but when ever i download and save dont get speeds i do with them programs 80kb- so imo they work :p
     
  6. sean.ferguson

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    dont they just change priorities for things like browsing 1 ; downloading 99 ?

    therefore in fact they still dont accelerate past what the modem is capable
     
  7. paul2-0-0-2

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    lol i didnt say they accelerate past what the modem is capable just get Max speed your Internet most of the time

    idea #1, the multi-connection idea is good one, but only if you've got the bandwidth to make use of it. As I said, ADSL and cable are ideal candidates because you're talking about a pretty big pipe. The DA cuts the file you want into several pieces and asks for all the pieces at once. The idea is that it stands a pretty good chance of getting the whole thing down and re-assembled faster than just taking it all in one fat chunk.

    http://www.winneronline.com/articles/april2001/downloaders.htm
     
  8. veronica

    veronica Guest

    This is what I read. A friend saw it.

    He said it made a noticeable difference on dail up.

    Thanks for the replies. -Vera