I've used several "Download Accelerators" in the past.

Living in the backwoods of Ga, where sunshine has to be piped in, dial-up is the Only option.

The latest one I've tried actually works, as did some of the others BTW.

It links you to 4 servers and when one slows the others pick up.

MY std download speed @ 42.6kbs ranges from 3-4 kps

Using this thingy, I can average a lot faster, large downloads that took all night, or don't download at all, now arrive in a timely manner..

Make sure to click the "Free" version

Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)

Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) - Free Download Manager

Sometimes it's not "Automatic" and I have to click the Add button but the learning curve is short.