Whether or not you're running on a dial-up connection or have access to a 100Mbit DSL or cable line, downloads can never be fast enough. There are a number of different software programs available today which give you faster download speeds by utilizing several techniques. The most used technologies to speed up Internet downloads are multi-threading, downloading from multiple sites and download multiple file parts from the same site.
While the techniques used can have a positive effect on download speeds, the best usually use a combination of the above techniques to increase speeds. Unlike Bit Torrent technology or other file-sharing services, these download managers function with HTTP and FTP connections for downloading files from the web.