The better way to download things online is to get a download program to help you download things off the Internet. For instance, http://www.amazesoft.com provides FlashGet which is a program that can help you download large files like mp3, programs, songs, videos off the Internet in an organized way.
And another wonderfully amazing software for downloads is the GetRight download manager which can be downloaded at http://www.getright.com. This software not only speeds up the download process but it also allows you to download different files from different servers easily and organize it in such a way that you will be able to find the files that you have downloaded very easily. You can download multiple files at the same time without slowing down the speed of download. If the download is interrupted or connection is severed, you can continue the download process from where you left off without having to start the download all over again. GetRight also works with many different types of Internet browsers, i.e., Internet Explorer, FireFox, Opera, Mozilla, Netscape, AOL, MSN, etc. Whenever you download stuff from the Internet using this software, you can get the download without downloading the spywares and adwares that comes with some of these downloads.
Not to be left behind, SpeedBit also provides the same kind of service that GetRight and FlashGet provides, with the speedbit software that is downloadable at http://www.speedbit.com, you can download files from the Internet at 500% faster than the usual speed, broadband or not. The focus on SpeedBit is to make the technology of Download Accelarator Plis (DAP) more accessible to anyone in the world. There are tens of millions of people who are currently using SpeedBit to download stuff from the Internet. SpeedBit also helps you sift out the adwares and spywares that comes with most downloadable stuff on the Internet.
Of course, the faster your Internet connection, the faster you will be able to download programs and files from the Internet. Hence, it will make a significant difference whether you’re using a Broadband internet connection or a dial-up. Dial-ups are definitely much slower than Broadband. If you’re using Broadband and downloading real media files, it may take anywhere between 15 minutes to 45 minutes. However, if you’re downloading files from the Internet using dial-up connection, you may have to wait around 30 minutes to 180 minutes to download one single media file.