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5 Settings To Boost FDM (Free Download Manager) Downloads

Downloading has become an essential part of our lives. It’s the best way of having an offline copy of the music, video, movie, or anything else in your device’s storage so that you can watch it anytime and as many times as you want. Simply because not everyone can afford a blazing fast internet connection to stream the music, videos, and movies right away.

Internet Download Manager (IDM) made life easier. But the worst part is that it’s not free. Then Free Download Manager (FDM) took the crown due to its “100% Free” price tag. FDM has all the features that IDM has like downloads grabber, accelerator, bandwidth limiter, etc.

Settings to Increase FDM Download Speed

Today, we’ll be sharing some settings that will help you increase your download speeds in FDM. Let’s get started:

Step 1.

Keep ‘Proxy’ disabled if you have no idea what it is.

Disable Proxy in FDM

Step 2.

Change ‘Traffic Limits’ to create a custom profile. Set ‘Unlimited’ for ‘Download speed’. Double click on ‘Upload speed’ and set it to ‘1’ which is the least possible value.

Step 3.

Change ‘Maximum number of connections’ to ’10’ or more. It will make your downloads faster, especially if you are downloading torrents.

Bandwidth Limit FDM

Step 4.

Change ‘Maximum number of simultaneous downloads’ to ‘2’ or ‘3’. That depends on how many downloads you want to be active at a time.

Step 5. (Optional)

Set your current Ethernet or WiFi as Metered Connection. This will disable all kinds of background internet usage by your Windows or Mac OS like updates, maintenance services, etc.

This is an optional step because it’s always recommended to keep your OS updated.

5 thoughts on “5 Settings To Boost FDM (Free Download Manager) Downloads”

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  2. Hey Ritesh Saini ,

    Great post with effective tips and settings to boost FDM. It is true that downloading has become an important part of our lives, but can be annoying sometimes if the downloading speed slows down.

    Your each of the suggested steps for doing several settings are so clear, easy to understand and follow, whereas following these steps will be helpful and will boost FDM downloading speed. Doing these setting will absolutely make the downloading speed faster.

    Truly helpful post and thanks for sharing.

    • Theoritically its all right but FDM really uses it in its engine… not sure. Its actual behaviour don’t shows so. Dont believe me.. check it out! 😉


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