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How to Increase the Download Speed in Windows 10

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In this tutorial, we will show you different tips about how to increase download speed on your Windows 10. In each tip, you will learn a new trick to boost your download speed. So let’s get started.

How to Increase the Download Speed

  1. Tip #1. Command Prompt

    In this step, we will go to the Command Prompt and apply a little trick there. Just go the Start menu and type CMD. Now right-click on the result and choose ‘Run as Administrator’. You will see a black Command Prompt window, which is exactly what we are looking for. Type in “ipconfig/all” into the CMD and press Enter.

    speed up download- command prompt

  2. Now it will show you some details as shown in the picture. Look for the IPv4 address. Copy the IPv4 address and close the command prompt window.

    increase download speed- IPv4 address

  3. Now, right-click on Start menu and select Run. Type in “ping < and paste the IPv4 address that you just copied from the Command Prompt. Now type > -t, and click Ok. For example. In my case, I have typed ping <> -t.

    boost download speed- run

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  4. Tip #2. Get a Better DNS

    This step is super simple, but it will bring a great change to your download habit. Also, it will help you get faster load times on web pages. This step is about changing the default DNS server for your connection. You can read a detailed tutorial on How to Boost Your Internet Connection in which the method to change the default DNS address is explained in detail.

    Now proceed to tip number 3.

  5. Tip #3. Optimize Internet Download Manager Settings

    Before we begin, you need to download the most famous download manager which is called Internet Download Manager. I hope you don’t need to download IDM as you already have it installed on your PC or laptop.

  6. Once you install the IDM Manager, open it and from its menu, go to the Downloads > Options. From here, navigate to the Connection tab and look for the option Connection type or speed.

  7. Click on it and choose the High-Speed Direct Connection option. Now go the Max Connection Number and choose 32, which is the highest connections you can possibly get here. Now try to download something and see how better it comes. So that’ how you can download any files faster on windows 10. I hope these tips will work for you.

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