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[–]kylev 2 points3 points  (5 children)

If FireFox crashed, the loss of state information was likely on your side. FireFox may not know what range of bytes is safe to ask for.

[–]ritontor 6 points7 points  (1 child)

You know what I hate? When the first post is concise, useful and factually correct. The fun ends so quickly.

[–]mazenharake -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

You know what I hate? When the second post is boring, non-useful and and has no jokes. The fun ends so quickly.

[–]zoomzoom83 1 point2 points  (2 children)

This is correct. Firefox very rarely manages to resume a download properly.

Try using a download accelerator, or even wget. These tend to handle the situation a bit better.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (1 child)

It's 2010. Why the hell doesn't FireFox properly support resume?

FTFM. :-)

[–]zoomzoom83 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No browser seems to handle resume properly. I have no idea why, since I've been using reliable download managers for at least 15 years.

[–]green_beet 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Why in this day and age does it take you 2 hours to download firefox?

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (3 children)

I wasn't downloading FireFox, LOL.

[–]mrsanchez -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Regardless, you should get a 'modern' internet connection and/or use something other than http.

[–]zoomzoom83 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What makes you think they weren't using a modern internet connection?

Also, http is perfectly fine for downloading large files

[–]green_beet -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Apparently not.

[–]mahmoudimus 0 points1 point  (1 child)

DownThemAll can properly resume and is a download accelerator. I highly recommend it.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I have it... I just don't always use it. I guess I should start.