How to make frostwire download faster

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How to make frostwire download faster
Download files at higher speeds using a third-party plug-in. (laptop image by Du...¡an Zidar from Fotolia.com)

FrostWire is a peer-to-peer file sharing program under the Gnutella and BitTorrent protocols. The program is written in Java with its competitor being LimeWire, another Gnutella client. FrostWire can be downloaded from its official website for free. Released under the GNU General Public License, FrostWire is completely legal. You maximise file downloading times by implementing the proper settings in FrostWire or by installing a third-party plug-in.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Determine if your system is compatible with FrostWire's specifications. A minimum of 128MB of RAM is required. Your operating system should be Windows 7, XP, Vista, 2000 or NT. For Macs, FrostWire recommends OS X or higher.

  2. 2

    Open the FrostWire program from your computer's desktop or in the "Programs" tab under the "Start" menu. Choose to download one file at a time. Simply downloading one file instead of two or more can increase download speed.

  3. 3

    Locate the "Tools" option on the program's top panel. Select "Options." Choose the Speed option. Once the dialogue box appears, set the connection speed to the corresponding Internet connection you have.

  4. 4

    Click "Download" once the Internet connection is set. The download bandwidth option should be configured to 100 per cent.

  1. 1

    Install a third-party application plug-in such as WireBooster or FrostWire Ultra Accelerator to increase bandwidth optimisation performance and to download at a higher speed.

  2. 2

    Once you have chosen an application, click "Download" and follow all on-screen prompts to perform a successful installation.

  3. 3

    Open the FrostWire application and choose a file(s) to download. The third-party plug-in will automatically activate, making file search more accurate and maximising downloading times.

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