A few tips and best practices to optimize your asset download speed

  • Update your router firmware, your Operating System and your browser version. 


  • Test your internet speed to make sure your download speed is in line with the service you're paying for. You can simply search for "internet speed test" on Google and find a website that will test your connection for free. 


  • Get close to your Wi-Fi router or connect to your router with an ethernet cable.
    Switching to the 5GHz Wi-Fi frequency when you're in the same room as your router can also help.


  • Close any other websites, browser tabs or apps that you don't use while downloading. Please note that watching videos, streaming music or using a video conference tool can take a lot of bandwidth. While downloading files, free up bandwidth by closing any programs you're not using or refrain from using them while downloading. 
    You can disable background apps by following these steps:

    Windows 10 & 11:

    Open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc at the same time.

    On the Processes tab, which opens automatically, check the list of apps under "Background processes."

    To stop a task, select it, then click End Task.

    In Finder, open the Applications folder, open Utilities, and then double-click Activity Monitor.
    To stop a process, select it, then click the X at the top-left corner of the window.[2]
    Click Quit to close the app when it's safe to do so, or Force Quit to close the app immediately.

    Also, remember that if you are sharing your network with your family or colleagues, their activity on the network might also affect the download speed.


  • Momentarily disable your VPN or Anti-Malware/Virus (check with your IT first), Ad-blockers or extensions. Security software's are known for slowing the speed down.


  • Try a different web browser
  • Flush your DNS and your browser cache. This can help resolve security and internet connectivity,  issues.


  • Use Parallel Downloading ! Parallel downloading means the downloader can establish multiple connections to download a single file in parts. It increases the overall download speed when compared to regular downloads.
    Parallel downloading is available in Google Chrome and Edge. Simply following these steps:

Launch the latest version of Google Chrome or Edge type the following command in the address bar, and press Enter.




Type the keyword in the search box, this can help you quickly locate the parallel download option.


The current status of parallel downloading is Default, which means it is not enabled. Click the drop-down menu and then select Enabled.

After selecting Enabled, relaunch your browser for the change to take effect.


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