Firefox download speed is very slow

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Scorcher
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Firefox download speed is very slow

Post by Scorcher » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:30 pm

I have a 512k DSL connection. When I download files through firefox they are downloaded at 15-25kbs/sec but with download managers I get around 50-60kbs/sec. Can anyone please advise me if possible that how to increase the download speed of firefox?



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Post by thetarget » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:18 am

I have no idea how to make download faster in firefox, but i wouldn't spend any second trying to find a solution since Firefox screw up the integrity of the files very frequently (1 out of 5 times).

I'll always use download managers to download stuff unless (rarely) from sites like rapidshare etc.

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Post by Gebbo » Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:19 pm

Scorcher wrote:I have a 512k DSL connection. When I download files through firefox they are downloaded at 15-25kbs/sec but with download managers I get around 50-60kbs/sec. Can anyone please advise me if possible that how to increase the download speed of firefox?


Ive never had any problems downloading with fire fox, weird lol
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Post by Tails5 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:24 am

Scorcher wrote:I have a 512k DSL connection. When I download files through firefox they are downloaded at 15-25kbs/sec but with download managers I get around 50-60kbs/sec. Can anyone please advise me if possible that how to increase the download speed of firefox?


I would advise removing firefox and re-installing it. I've never had any experience with firefox doing strange things with download speeds, so I'm not sure of any other solution.

You could also try disabling add-ons you installed before this started happening. If the problem persists, see if Internet Explorer achieves your full speeds. Make sure you're using version 8 though (download link: http://www.microsoft.com/ie). Unlike previously, with version 8, Internet Explorer is no longer less secure than the other browsers. (I can find the link for anyone who wants to argue this out, though please use PMs so as not to fill the thread with the old "FF vs IE" argument.

thetarget wrote:I have no idea how to make download faster in firefox, but i wouldn't spend any second trying to find a solution since Firefox screw up the integrity of the files very frequently (1 out of 5 times).

I'll always use download managers to download stuff unless (rarely) from sites like rapidshare etc.


Firefox has never destroyed the integrity of my files when I download (verified with md5 hash), could it simply be that it doesnt have the same error checking a download manager has? If you have DMZ mode on it will corrupt packets sometimes. Also some internet connections have been known to randomly corrupt packets, regardless of router settings.
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Post by s4nji » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:20 pm

Use Download Managers....
Faster, More Stable, and safer than Firefox's
And here, my firefox is downloading very slowly too.

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Post by panakj » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:50 pm

better use, internet download manager, it will sure help you and it has feature to integrate with firefox automaticaly so no worries and enjoy!

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Post by romsandzoms » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:03 am

i have never any problem in firefox downloading "greatest speed"

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Post by Maddi_Jane » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:45 am

firefox is slow.google chrome is fast :)

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Post by ArunNayak » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:43 am

Firefox is the best browser..its browsing speed is fast but its download speed is slow..if u are really wats fastest download speed then it is better for u to download IDM(internet download manager)latest version.its makes ur download speed faster..

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