I’ll take just a second to point out axel again.
This is definitely not the first time I’ve mentioned it; I even threw it up against some other downloaders in the past.
axel appealed to me then, and still does now, mostly because of its simplicity. It has very few options, does a clean job of downloading and doesn’t present too many features beyond its focus.
So I’ll leave it at that, and you can explore this and its competition. Linux is all about choices, you see. …