How to Increase IDM Download Speed

If you want to increase IDM download speed, then this guide is for you.

In this post, we will see 2 steps to increase IDM download speed.

After you implemented the steps in this guide, you can see the increase in the download speed by 20-25%. Let’s get started.

Increase IDM Download Speed

Step 1: Change IDM Settings

Navigate to Downloads > Options.

Go to the “Connection” tab.

In the “Connection Type/Speed”, Choose the “high-speed”.

In the “Default max conn number” option, change the value to 16.

Step 2: IDM Optimizer

IDM Optimizer software tweaks the settings by increasing the connection speed and modifying the default connection type. This will increase IDM download speed.

Open the software.

Click on “Optimize IDM” button. You’ll get a success notification message.

Additional Hint

Open the command prompt as Administrator.

Type the following command

Netstat –b 5 > netcheck.txt

After a minute, press Ctrl+C to stop the command.

It’ll create a text file named “netcheck” in the “C” drive of your computer.

The text file list all the process that is currently utilizing your internet.

You can terminate the processes that you don’t want while downloading with IDM. This will increase your IDM download speed.


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