IDM using only 7 Mbps out of 50 Mbps

Free Download Manager is Only utilizing 7 Mbps out of my 50 Mbps Download See Pic 1

However the Pfsense Firewall is showing almost 60 Mbps Download usage See Pic 2

FreeNAS also shows 60ish Mbps

I know that Free Download manager is the only major network usage, No Netflix, Youtube, Hulu...etc

So... Given that the LAN Bandwidth running at a minimum of 200 Mbps UP/DOWN, WAN Bandwidth is at 50 Mbps DOWN / 5 Mbps UP, Drive currently has Minimal usage (Besides Downloading File)....

Why am I getting only 7 Mbps in Free Download Manager (Same speed for several IDMs too; Eagle get, Download ninja, Flash get, DownloadThemAll)


Download Physical Route

  • 50Mbps Cable
  • Pfsense (Full-Duplex, 1000Mbps)
    • DDWRT Access point A (Full-Duplex, 1000Mbps)
      • Wired PC (Full-Duplex, 1000Mbps)
        • DDWRT Access point A (Full-Duplex, 1000Mbps)
          • Cisco 2950 gb/01 (Full-Duplex, 1000Mbps)
            • Cisco 2950 Link Aggregation( * fa/05 (Full-Duplex, 100Mbps); fa/06 (Full-Duplex, 100Mbps)*)
              • FreeNAS Link Aggregation( Full Duplex, 200Mbps )

Network Info

  • Default gateway:
  • DNS:,,
  • Network:

FreeNas Info

  • IP:
  • DNS:,,
  • Subnet:
  • 9.10 Stable
  • 4TB 7200 RPM SATA III 6 Gbps
    • CIFS SHARE(1 Client, Free Download Manager Host, Source)
    • NFS SHARE (1 Client, Ubuntu Server, Destination)

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7MB/s in actual file size is practically equivalent to 56Mbps bandwidth, so that's your 60Mbps you detect.

Download managers most of the time work with Bytes/s, while network equipment shows the information in bits/s.

This is clearly shown in you screen-shot.

  • Ok, That makes sense Thank you. – Melona380 Jul 29 '16 at 10:49

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