MultiGet has issues with the proxy implementation in my college. I tried hard but it didn't let me download anything so it was out.
It gets across my institute's proxy server but doesn't do fragmented downloading.
It is essentially a graphical front end to wget, which too doesn't support fragmented downloads.
It is a featureful download manager for Linux. It supports BitTorrents and rapidshare downloads but I couldn't find no. of fragments in configuration. So, I've to look elsewhere.
5. Downloader 4 X
It supports fragmented downloads! And I easily crossed the 2MB/s mark!!!! That was where I stopped. To achieve this, I went to Options>General and there in the left pane chose Limits. There I could adjust the number of parts to split the file. I set the value to 10 and started enjoying the speed.
Happy with D4X, I thought I should stop my hunt. But then I thought I should try the well known Aria downloader. It is a command line based download manager and very popular. I tried that and it supports fragmented downloads.
The following command made me download Fedora 13 into 12 segments. Note that the command line parameter -s is used to specify the number of segments for the download and the parameter --http-proxy allows me to cross my college's proxy cum firewall. xxxxx is the proxy password and ise2010012 is the username.
aria2c -s 12 --http-proxy=http://ise2010012:firstname.lastname@example.org:8080/ http://mirror.facebook.net/fedora/linux/releases/13/Live/i686/Fedora-13-i686-Live.iso
If you love command line, this is for you. I do love it!
Please note that any of these download managers can be easily downloaded using your Linux distribution's built-in package manager by searching the name.