I am using Ubuntu 12.04 . and I use Firefox for browsing and downloading . i would like to increase downloading speed. How can i do increase downloading speed ?
Use Axel: it will download each file from multiple servers (if available), thus increasing significantly the download speed.
Install FlashGot addon in Firefox
Set Axel in Flashgot options as the main downloader or just for capturing media.
This is an old post. I notice a recent up-vote and I want to point out that now I use a different download accelerator, namely uGet beta (1.99), which uses curl and aria2 plugins to maximize speed with multiple connections. The results are better for me now than with Axel, while also using a GUI. Integration with Firefox is done automatically if FlashGot is installed.
The needed settings are: