IDM speed boost 5 times, how?

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by aamirali, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. aamirali

    Thread Starter Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    Internet download manager claims hat it boost downloading speed up to 5 times.
    But how?

    I have downloaded some software with it, max speed remains the same as my data plan is
  2. tom_s


    Jun 27, 2014
    which brings us to the 'one born every minute' or the 'stanley meyer chronicles' :)

    actual download speed won't change unless you pay for a faster service from your provider.
  3. sirch2

    Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2013
    It depends what you measure against. Download managers often use things like compression to compress the data as it is sent, thus reducing the volume of data and making the transfer faster. However a lot of the files you download are already compressed so there is little or no advantage. But to get the best marketing figure they can compare downloading an uncompressed ascii file with lots of whitespace and then claim 5x the speed.