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multiple Rapidshare downloadsFree file hosts are a dime a dozen these days. Everywhere you look, people are downloading lots of files from free file hosts. Whether you are a designer working with impossibly huge files, or just an average Joe who wants to send over a lot of photos to someone, you cannot ignore the ease of use and convenience provided by a free file host.

Rapidshare was probably one of the first such file hosts on the Internet, and to date it remains the biggest player in an ever increasing market.  However, if you’ve ever had to handle multiple Rapidshare downloads in a hurry, you’ll know how frustrating it tends to be to have to wait for 15 minutes before continuing on to your next download.


Unless you are one of those who possesses a paid account, you’ll know that it’s a royal pain to download as a free user. Some of us here at MUO face the same problem and so we’ve put together some methods to ease the pain of dealing with multiple Rapidshare downloads.

The Method

Rapidshare keeps a tab on your present IP and doesn’t let the same IP download multiple files in the space of 15 minutes. Therefore, it is only logical to conclude that if somehow one could keep changing one’s IP address at the end of each download, one can reduce the waiting time between subsequent downloads to a large extent.

If you are connected directly to the Internet (via Ethernet), you can just renew your IP by using some cool command line Kung-fu. However, if you are behind a router, you will need to follow a few more (slightly complex) steps to restart your router and assign it a new IP. We will cover both these methods below.

The Tools

Previously featured Rapidshare download client, RapidDownload: We will be using this minuscule piece of software to automate the whole process of downloading a file from Rapidshare. This means no Captcha and no clicking through a thousand screens before you can reach your download. However, this won’t eliminate the 15 minute wait before your next download. For that you will need the tools mentioned below.

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Telnet Scripting Tool: The Telnet Scripting Tool will load a script and pass it to telnet. For those who want to know about Telnet, click here. This script will then act as a mechanism to restart your router so as to assign a new IP address to your router.

Notepad: Notepad will be used to actually create the script, which will be passed to the telnet client. This comes with Windows.

Putting It All Together

  • The first thing that you’d want to do is download RapidDownload. Once done, extract it to a path of your liking.
  • Next up, download the Telnet Scripting Tool and put it in the same folder as RapidDownload.
  • That was the easy part. Now you’ll have to edit some files according to whether you are behind a router or directly connected to the Internet via Ethernet.

When You Are Directly Connected To The Internet (via Ethernet):

  • Go to the folder where you extracted RapidDownload.
  • Once there, right click on the file IP_Changer.cmd and click on Edit. This will open the file in Notepad (or your favourite text editor).
  • Remove the word “REM“ from each of the three lines at the bottom of the page.
  • Save the file and exit.

multiple Rapidshare downloads

When You Are Behind A Router:

  • This is slightly more complicated, but with us guiding you along, you will do just fine. If you are on Windows XP, you will do just fine. If you are on Windows Vista/7, you will need to enable Telnet by going to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > Turn Windows Components On/Off. Once there, place a checkmark next to “Telnet Client“. Then click OK and wait for the process to finish.

multiple Rapidshare downloads

  • Next, create a TXT file in the same directory where you’ve extracted RapidDownload and Telnet Scripting Tool. Let this file be called “disconnect.txt“. Open it in Notepad. In there, type the  lines you see in the screenshot below and save the file.

downloading rapidshare files

NOTE: The command to restart a router may vary from router to router. Check yours by following the steps at the bottom of this tutorial.

  • Now, finally edit the IP_Changer.cmd file and add the following lines at the bottom of it : TST10.exe /r:disconnect.txt
  • Save the file and close it.

downloading rapidshare files

And that’s the end of the hard part. From here on in, just open the downloads.txt file in your RapidDownload folder and paste all the Rapidshare links that you want to download. Then launch rapiddownload.exe and keep it running. It will automatically download all the files you want.

You can fine-tune the process further by opening the rapiddownload.ini file and editing the line “SecondsOfWaitAfterIPChanger=120″ and setting it to some other value which is more convenient for you (this should normally include the time it takes for your router to be assigned a new IP).

downloading rapidshare files

Once all that is configured, say goodbye to all the endless waiting times for Rapidshare downloads and have fun getting all the files you ever wanted. Do note that this isn’t a perfect process and one or two files may get skipped from time to time (although in my experience, that’s pretty rare).

As mentioned above, the command to reboot your router might differ. So use the following to find out your router’s keyword.

  • Click Start > Run > cmd.exe
  • Type telnet, and press enter.
  • Type o 192.168.1.1 (or whatever the address is for configuring your router)
  • Enter the username and password for configuring your router. In case you haven’t changed the default settings, type “admin“ for both username and password. If nothing works check your router manual.
  • Once you have logged in, type “?“ (without the quotes) and press Enter. This will show you a list of all the commands that are accepted by your router. You should see a command similar to “restart” or “reboot” here.
  • Type exit. Use the command you saw above in place of “restart” in the text file you are creating.

If you have other methods to easily handle multiple Rapidshare downloads, do share them with us in the comments.

Image Credit : stock:xchng.

  1. Shré Chakravorty
    July 13, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Nice Shit! Really useful! Well written mate.

  2. marvic
    May 25, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    nice tutorial, very useful dude.
    thank's Today Infolicious.

  3. naevol
    May 22, 2010 at 7:45 am

    there's a notice that "o 192.168.1.1 is not interge..."
    my router is a allied telesyn with username is manager and pass is friend and IP:192.168.1.1 . the command is "reboot"
    what's my problem?

  4. naevol
    May 22, 2010 at 5:45 am

    there's a notice that "o 192.168.1.1 is not interge..."
    my router is a allied telesyn with username is manager and pass is friend and IP:192.168.1.1 . the command is "reboot"
    what's my problem?

  5. Sath
    May 21, 2010 at 7:45 am

    I like mipony. It does a lot better. You could even review this tool if you have not done before. http://www.mipony.net/

  6. Sath
    May 21, 2010 at 5:45 am

    I like mipony. It does a lot better. You could even review this tool if you have not done before. http://www.mipony.net/

  7. Sath
    May 21, 2010 at 7:44 am

    I like Mipony. It works well. http://www.mipony.net/

  8. rapidshare
    May 21, 2010 at 4:35 am

    I was always trying to do methods like mentioned above as well, but after sometime I just gave up and figured it is worth the $7~ dollars per month for a rapidshare premium account. I have been uploading as well so this month I might even be able to extend my account for free! Thanks for the good, very descriptive post.

  9. Akwok88
    May 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Since I cannot telnet to my router, I cannot try your method for restarting it. With help of Guest, and a few google about JDownloader's Reconnect feature, I can now restart my TL-WR340G ...

    Anyway, thanks a lot for inspiration :)

  10. Akwok88
    May 20, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Since I cannot telnet to my router, I cannot try your method for restarting it. With help of Guest, and a few google about JDownloader's Reconnect feature, I can now restart my TL-WR340G ...

    Anyway, thanks a lot for inspiration :)

  11. Gav
    May 20, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    ditto.. just pay for an account i couldnt live without it :-O

  12. Zerenia
    May 20, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Too bad for those of us with a fixed IP address - IPCONFIG or resetting the router doesn't matter....

  13. nixdagibts
    May 19, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Forgot to say name und URL
    Cryptload
    http://cryptload.info/download

  14. Guest
    May 19, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Forgot to say name and URL:
    Cryptload
    http://cryptload.info/download...

  15. Guest
    May 19, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Forgot to say name and URL:
    Cryptload
    http://cryptload.info/download/

    • Abhigyan
      May 21, 2010 at 3:09 pm

      I know about Cryptload. It's pretty awesome. But it's never too bad to know the old-school "hack-it-all" way! Plus, this is much lighter on system resources.

  16. Guest
    May 19, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Ahem, there is an popular all-in-one Tool for this!
    Beside all the things, JDownloader and Rapidload can do, this one also offers following:
    - can refresh your IP
    - needs no Java
    - is portable

    Very dissapointing that you show us such a complicated solution!

  17. Guest
    May 19, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Ahem, there is an popular all-in-one Tool for this!
    Beside all the things, JDownloader and Rapidload can do, this one also offers following:
    - can refresh your IP
    - needs no Java
    - is portable

    Very dissapointing that you show us such a complicated solution!

  18. jollyrogue
    May 19, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Aww, you had my hopes up for a second there.
    I've been after something that'll automatically grab rapidshare links from an RSS feed and download them.. (Or something similar)

    I used to reset my router to get a new IP and then i switched to premium link generators.. Now i just share a rapidshare account with a friend and split the costs.

  19. Anonymous
    May 19, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Aww, you had my hopes up for a second there.
    I've been after something that'll automatically grab rapidshare links from an RSS feed and download them.. (Or something similar)

    I used to reset my router to get a new IP and then i switched to premium link generators.. Now i just share a rapidshare account with a friend and split the costs.

    • Simon Slangen
      May 20, 2010 at 12:54 pm

      Same here. In the end, 50/2 isn't that much money to pay for a year of RapidShare. 3MB/s is bliss.

      • Koko Made
        June 4, 2010 at 3:11 pm

        Somekind of simplest way :-)

  20. JG
    May 19, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    EDIT: jDownloader
    http://jdownloader.org/

  21. JG
    May 19, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    or you could just use jDownloader

    • Abhigyan
      May 19, 2010 at 5:27 pm

      You could. But I don't suppose that jDownloader lets you reset the router for renewing an IP address. Moreover it's much heavier on the system (plus you need to download Java et al just to get it to run). Also, it never hurts to have an alternative.

      • Sotiris Z
        May 20, 2010 at 3:41 pm

        J downloader has a built in list of routers (a quite big one) so it can directly restart your router if you you choose to enable that setting.However i find your article really useful and well written.Thank you very much.

        • Abhigyan
          May 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm

          I agree, and have used jDownloader before. However, over here in India, where I am from, each ISP provides their custom-made routers for connecting. Applications like jDownloader and Cryptload almost never feature means to reboot such routers. In such cases, old-school comes in handy!

        • Sotiris Z
          May 22, 2010 at 8:32 am

          The "Old school way" is always cool! ;-)

    • Anon
      May 19, 2010 at 5:52 pm

      Amen.

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