Download Plus Q&A

 

What is Download Plus?

Download Plus is add-on bandwidth that can be used from midnight to 6am. All of our capped packages get free Download Plus gigs equal to double the gigs of the respective capped package. To illustrate, the Home Capped 15GB Anytime package also gets 30GB free Download Plus from midnight to 6am.

Unused Download Plus bandwidth expires at the end of the month.

 

Can I purchase additional Download Plus gigs?

If you’d like more than the free Download Plus gigs allocated to your capped package, you can add extra Download Plus gigs at R2 per gig when you order your capped package (during checkout), or at any time by simply upgrading your capped package configurable options in your Customer Zone.

 

How do I add extra Download Plus?

  • Login to your Customer Zone
  • Go to your capped package under Internet Access
  • Click on the arrow next to View Details
  • Select Upgrade/Downgrade
  • Choose Configuration Options as Upgrade Type
  • Choose your Download Plus package amount

Alternatively you can select Extra Download Plus as a configurable option when purchasing a new capped package

 

How do I monitor my Download Plus usage? 

Your Download Plus usage is shown in your Customer Zone. Go to Internet Access and click on the arrow next to View Details on the right of your capped package. Select My Usage.

Your Free Download Plus allocation and usage is shown separately from (extra) Download Plus that is purchased.

 

Scheduling updates and downloads during Download Plus hours 

Download Plus is best used by scheduling downloads and updates to complete between 12am – 6am. Below are guides for scheduling downloads and updates with popular applications.

 

Scheduling Windows Updates

An article on scheduling updates for Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 can be found here.

 

Scheduling Firefox Downloads Although we recommend using a download manager for downloading and scheduling of downloads there is a nifty add-on for Firefox which allows you to quickly schedule downloads.

 

Scheduling Torrent Downloads

A guide on scheduling downloads for Azureus, uTorrent and BitComet can be found here.

 

Download Managers

We recommend using a download manager for all your direct download needs. Orbit Downloader  is a freeware download manager which creates multiple download threads for a single file download, ensuring that your downloads are always running at the best possible speeds. Orbit Downloader comes equipped with a download scheduler, supports torrent files and allows downloading of videos directly from your browser. FTP Client CoreFTP is an FTP application which has the functionality to schedule FTP tasks. This is perfect for scheduling website backups or uploading/downloading of website content. You can find a guide on scheduling FTP tasks  here.

 

Newsreader

Alt.Binz is a newsreader used for downloading and managing newzbin files (.NZB) It has the added functionality of scheduling your NZB downloads.

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