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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 ?

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Buy more bandwidth from your ISP or download from a website with more bandwidth depending on which is the bottleneck. For big files (like .iso's for Ubuntu) I will often use a torrent client (Transmission is the default in Ubuntu) instead of downloading through a web browser. –  adempewolff May 22 '12 at 7:11
Try a download manager since they are able to search for mirror sites, and handle different connections to download the same file more quickly. –  Mitch May 22 '12 at 8:10
@Mitch Generally, these have little improvement as the bottleneck is the last-mile service to the ISP. –  hexafraction Aug 19 '12 at 19:04

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Use Axel: it will download each file from multiple servers (if available), thus increasing significantly the download speed.

sudo apt-get install axel 

Install FlashGot addon in Firefox

Set Axel in Flashgot options as the main downloader or just for capturing media.

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