Downloading twice from same server @ full speed

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Stannieman, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    Hi,
    When downloading a file from server x I get 350 to 400kbps, when downloading 2 files at the same time from the same server they both drop to about half the speed. This seems obvious, but is there a way to let them both download at full speed?

    Thanks,
    Stannieman
     
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  2. thethingy

    thethingy MDL Senior Member

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    if its like a hotfile or rapidshare server then you subscribe and get unlimited speeds
     
  3. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    I know, I tried bitshare now and on my host machine it downloaded 350kbps, but I couldn't download simultaniously without premium (which is abvious).
    Then I booted up a vm with bridged connection (so it different ip than host) and I could download simultaniously with the host machine. Both dropped so speed host + speed guest =+ 350.
    I don't think the server knows that I'm the same downloader, cause otherwise it'd still have prevented the guest from downloading.

    And yes I know it isn't really fair what I'm trying to do, but when you look at it at a different way then it's true that I use less server time.
     
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  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    #4 urie, Jan 8, 2011
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    @ Stannieman, as you stated you are tied to limits imposed by server or your router, Just the same when i download from say rapidshare with premium account i get roughly 6241 kbps when downloading one file if i download two or more 6241 is split between files.

    Edit 6241 kbps is the fastest speed i can get from my ISP.
     
  5. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    If you go through the router (I hope so) your both machines have the same IP
    If the download site limits you do 1 download you would not be able to download from both at the same time

    Some sites have different restrictions for free accounts

    sebus
     
  6. gamepoint

    gamepoint MDL Senior Member

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    have u tried Jdownloader?
     
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  7. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    Ok thanks to all!
    Yes it goes through a router, but the isp limit is not that low.

    I'll try jdownloader, although a doubt it will do anything about it.

    @urie, I don't really understand what you mean. I know the server can split speed of simultanious downloads if it know's the 2 downloads are from the same place, but since I could download 2 files at the same time I don't think it nows that cause otherwise it wouldn't allow me do download simultaniously, right?
    And there actually is a 1file-at-a-time limit
     
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  8. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    If you go though the router you have the SAME IP, the site must have different restrictions

    The actual speed is by the other server, not necessary your ISP

    RS servers are the fastest, HF is tad slower, same for FS. It also depands on the day/time of the day etc

    sebus
     
  9. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    I know they have same ip, so must be due to the restrictions then.
    Thanks
     
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  10. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Stannieman, it is JDownloader that I use for multiple downloads.