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Not getting full speed when downloading with FileZilla

Posted October 26th, 2017    1128   0   filezilla speed Download ftp

Hello. I'm noticing that when I'm downloading from the server to my PC, using FTP(FileZilla), I am not getting the maximum speed that my net can do. I believe I rarely pass 5 MByte/s though I should get 10. I get 10 when downloading from other places. Like Steam, or if I directly download a torrent to my computer. My net is 300/300 but I never get top speeds like that because I'm using a laptop and 2,4 GHz wifi over an older router. The issue is not related to firewalls or ports or anything like that. I've tried having 1-10 downloads simultaniously. Does not increase the total average.

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bakugo

Try downloading via http with a download manager such as downloadthemall that takes advantage of parallel segmented downloading. If you're on Linux you can also use this simple two-script solution to handle that all for you. You will need wget and aria2.

Initialization Script
aria2_recursive.sh

Obviously some modification would be necessary to use the scripts depending on how you'd like to download. However it's essentially ready as-is. It also leaves some junk laying around at the end. I am attempting to refine the script at the moment to remove that at the end of it's download cycle but it's a minor inconvenience compared to slow download speeds.