Download express no speed advantage on broadband?

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Tony 12/02/2003 02:03 am
HI,
I`ve got 512k ADSL connection & I`ve tried all sorts of settings with DE but the speed for downloading say 10mb file is same as using IE6 (around 53kb/s - also just timing with a watch). Any settings that maximise a broadband connection would be appreciated. (I`ve got it on http proxy with everything else blank at the moment - a suggestion given on this forum).
thanks,
tony
Alexander 12/02/2003 07:37 am
Dear Tony,

Thank you for writing us.
How many threads Download Express has in Progress tab when you download files?

Thanks.

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff
Tony 12/02/2003 08:54 am
> Dear Tony,
>
> Thank you for writing us.
> How many threads Download Express has in Progress tab when you download files?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Best regards,
> Alexander Bednyakov
> MP Staff
Thanks for your prompt reply ... I selected 15 threads in the connection tab & noted 10 were actually downloading the others up to 14 were indicating still being connected continually.
regards,
Tony
>
Alexander 12/04/2003 02:09 am
Dear Tony,

Please go to Download Express Options dialog, Connection page.
Please select High speed mode and set 3 or 4 threads for this speed, click OK.
Then please try your downloads and write us about the result.
Thank you.

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff
Tony 12/04/2003 06:57 am
> Dear Tony,
>
> Please go to Download Express Options dialog, Connection page.
> Please select High speed mode and set 3 or 4 threads for this speed, click OK.
> Then please try your downloads and write us about the result.
> Thank you.
>
> Best regards,
> Alexander Bednyakov
> MP Staff
> Thanks for your reply Alexander - I have tried 10mb files on High speed & set threads to 4,3,2 & 1 on different downloads - there seems to be no real change - the average is about 3 mins 15sec.
Alexander 12/04/2003 08:26 am
Dear Tony,

Thank you for your feedback.
Does Download Express work for you without using this "Use NTLM authentication" box?

Thanks,
Alexander
Tony 12/06/2003 12:20 am
> Dear Tony,
>
> Thank you for your feedback.
> Does Download Express work for you without using this "Use NTLM authentication" box?
>
> Thanks,
> Alexander
Yes it works & there was a marginal improvement,
thanks,
Tony