December 1st, 2003, 06:35 PM
IE6/MozillaFireBird Download Rates
What feature in Mozilla Firebird allows you to get downloads speeds upto 3x faster than IE6? I went to www.LinuxISO.org to download a version of Red Hat and was getting max speeds of 50\85kbps. I tried downloading the same file with Mozilla and no lie, I was hitting close to 300kbps consistantly. May have dropped as low as 225, but never under 200.
Has anyone else noticed such differences? Can anyone explain the differences.
December 1st, 2003, 06:51 PM
Linuxiso.com uses a lot of different sources. So clicking on the link once in IE will give you one server and when you switch to Mozilla it gives you another faster server. I would try it several times to see what results you end up getting.
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December 2nd, 2003, 02:45 PM
Okay, yes these is some variables. However, I just hit BinRev.com and downloaded the latest episode of BinRev Radio and recieved a faster rate with Firebird than Explorer. I also jumped on OldSkoolPhreak.com and downloaded Radio Freek America and guess what. Same thing. Firebird gave me a faster rate. (Can anyone else verify these statistics?)
December 2nd, 2003, 02:48 PM
I just downloded Smoothwall, and I didn't get any better of a rate from firebird, thatn what I did with IE.
I'll try it with some other sources later, but so far I don't see any difference.
December 2nd, 2003, 04:46 PM
I have noticed no differance in download speeds. If you want some crazy speeds get Download Accelerator. At first I was a sceptic, but after getting 20 kb/s with mozilla and then 700 kb/s with DA, well you can do the math.
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December 3rd, 2003, 06:55 PM
Maybe I was just getting lucky with my connections under Mozilla Firebird.
December 4th, 2003, 02:56 PM
I download at 200-300 kb/s with IE.