I'm an MSDN subscriber and I'd like to download a large file from there (~3.5 GB).
- Downloading straight from FireFox is problematic as it would stop after a few hundred megabytes.
- Downloading from IE10 and Chrome is too slow.
- There's supposed to be an automatic ActiveX "Akamai Download Manager" for MSDN downloads but apparently it isn't configured for this download (the ActiveX pane never pops up, even after the steps here).
I tried using FlashGot to route it to FDM (Free Download Manager) but I get:
Access denied. Invalid user name or password
I tried setting my MSDN user/pass in the download properties, to no avail. Is there some way to get this to work in a decent download manager (doesn't have to be FDM)?