How to Increase the Speed of a FileZilla Download

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How to Increase the Speed of a FileZilla Download
Connecting to a Web server often requires a password and site identification. (ICHIRO/Photodisc/Getty Images)

FileZilla is an FTP client that allows you to transfer data between your computer and a Web server. Although the speed of a download can be affected by the type of Internet connection used on either end, there may be limitations to making this type of change, such as a limited budget or restricted access on the server. FileZilla offers you the ability to manually configure its default settings to increase the download speed up to 2 megabytes a second.

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Things you need

  • FileZilla FTP client

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  1. 1

    Open FileZilla and wait for the program to fully load.

  2. 2

    Click "File" to open its sub-menu. Select "Site Manager."

  3. 3

    Click the "Transfer Settings" tab and check the box next to "Limit Number of Simultaneous Connections."

  4. 4

    Type the number "10" into the new text area, maximising the amount of connections the program allows you to have.

  5. 5

    Access the Web server and choose 10 or more files to download. Note any change to the speed as the files transfer to your computer.

Tips and warnings

  • Servers may be faster to use at different times of the day based on how many users are logged in. It may be wise to access a site during nonbusiness hours.

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