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Why is Microsoft's File Transfer Manager so slow to download files in MSDN?

I have a 15 mbps connection and can download from virtually anywhere including MS Technet using Akami at 1.5 MB/s but lucky to get 150 KB/s with MSDN file transfer manager
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EirmanCommented:
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Captain_JohnAuthor Commented:
Eirman thanks for the reply.  I  too have read all the forums and agree I'm not alone.  I just wonder if this problem is repairable, i.e. is there a way to bypass the File Transfer Manager.  
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jazzIIIloveCommented:
Hi there;

If you are using wifi while downloading FTM's performance may be decreasing. I recommend using ethernet cable connection while using FTM.

and yes, I am experiensing the very same problem.

Best regards.
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Captain_JohnAuthor Commented:
I am using gb Ethernet (wired)
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jazzIIIloveCommented:
well, did you install FTM or you are using on the fly? I installed and use it. Yet, I am not sure where it will lead us:)

Could you change the setting as:
Options:
Maximum retries: 999 or so.
Retry Delay: 1

Best regards.
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Captain_JohnAuthor Commented:
Thanks Jazz.  I made those changes, however max retries is limited to 99 at upper end.  This did make a difference still slow but within a tighter band around 230 KB/s
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jazzIIIloveCommented:
Did you check this?

http://transfers.one.microsoft.com/FTM/#Criteria

I haven't got any other idea, I searched for a genuine replacement for FTM, but I couldn't find anything.

Best regards.
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