Why does my internet become slow when I download something with the help of IDM?

Bibek Kunwar August 9, 2012

My internet goes low when I download something with the help of IDM. Is there any solution.

  1. Abba Jee
    November 25, 2012 at 9:52 am

    because it makes i guess 8 connections to one single file your downloading, use most of ur bandwidth while its on work, you can use speed limiter function to deal with this issue :)

  2. kumar raja
    November 23, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Because IDM is used to Faster ur Download and it will sucks the all the Bandwidth so, u cant get speed

  3. JB Tugano
    October 29, 2012 at 10:50 am

    If you want to speed up Internet Connection While downloading files w/ IDM, Go to Speed Limiter, If you Have PLDT You can Set it to 50kbps, But if you have modem 3.6 mbps only you need to set in 10-20kbps depending on your speed

  4. Raja Pradeep
    October 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Because IDM takes all the Bandwidth. But you can limit your download speed while downloading the file.

  5. Usman Mubashir
    August 22, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    IDM uses extra slots to download a file, you can limit the bandwidth allocated to IDM to resolve this problem with the effect that IDM will download slowly.

  6. Mauro Vitali
    August 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    no, there isn't!
    IDM occupy bandwidth so your internet connection seem slower to you...
    you can decrease the max connection of the program...
    that will leave to you a bandwidth a little "larger"

  7. jrasulev
    August 21, 2012 at 8:54 am

    No surprise. It happens with all download manager, just try to limit speed of downloading and limit number of active downloads

  8. Hanamichi Kurotsuchi
    August 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    of course this will happen, because IDM will grab every single bit that your internet has in order to download the file, if you want to do anther work while downloading, just pause the idm download , after finish, resume the download

  9. Adjei Kofi
    August 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    It depends on the speed of your connection. IDM is designed to use up most of the bandwidth. So you would have to subscribe for a higher bandwidth speed.

  10. Pankaj Lakhani
    August 11, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Well, if you are downloading something, then all your speed will be taken by IDM. You can limit the speed accordingly so as you will not be disturbed while surfing your internet and you can download as well without wait..

  11. Asif Mistry
    August 9, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    IDM takes up all your bandwidth and leaves nothing for Surfing that's why internet speed slows down but download speed is increased

    You can limit download speed in IDM or download FreeDownloadManager which has three different downloading mode.

    Next please google before asking.

    • Alan Wade
      August 9, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      No it dosnt! I have never suffered while surfing and downloading with IDM.
      And dont tell the ops to Google an answer, they ask, we answer!

      • Bibek Kunwar
        August 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm


  12. Alan Wade
    August 9, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    It depends on your internet account, as in what speed are you paying for?
    I have IDM and it dosnt effect my internet at all.

  13. Lambvolution
    August 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    try to set max connection number to 2 or 4
    Options - Connection - set default max. conn. number - choose 2 or 4

  14. Vipul Jain
    August 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    other than limiting speed in IDM, no you cannot do anything else.
    IDM is designed to suck up every last juice of bandwidth you have :D

    • Douglas Mutay
      October 31, 2012 at 3:01 pm


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