Downloading With Dial-up

  aesop 16:33 30 May 07

Is there a tool that poor dial up patrons can use to assist with downloading software?. Very little can be more frustrating than sitting for two hours or more watching your percentage creeping to that 100% only to be dropped at 90+%, then having to start all over again or switch off and forget about it. Google downloader will retain all that has been loaded so that it can be picked up at the next reconnection; the problem with this is that you are restricted to software that is listed so you cannot input your own desired download.

  brundle 16:53 30 May 07

flashget; click here
or orbit downloader; click here

others; click here (also includes flashget link)

  Meshuga 17:08 30 May 07

One way of doing it is if you have a friend with broadband who would download it on to a flashpen for you , you could then put the flashpen into a usb socket in your pc and transfer it.

  aesop 09:59 12 Jun 07

thank you. have installed both orbit and flash-get, life is a little less frustrating now.

  Stuartli 10:04 12 Jun 07

Just to add my tuppence worth - I've used FreshDownload for six or seven years now with both dialup and broadband and it's always done what it says on the tin...:-)

Main advantage (especially with dialup) is that if a connection is lost, the download can be Resumed if the website supports the feature (most do).

Current download speeds on broadband are up to 800kbps on an "up to 8MB" TalkTalk service; on TT's 2MB service maximum download speeds were up to 240+ kbps.

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