Updated: 2011-03-06. Please see the changelog below for more information..
So you’ve found yourself wondering why you can bypass the wait timer downloads, but haven’t had any success trying to bypass the HotFile.com hourly limit? This guide is for you. We will quickly go over how the HotFile.com hourly limit works, and then explain how to bypass the HotFile.com hourly limit.
I will let you know that, again, like the last guide I did, Hotfile.com Timer No Wait Hack, this again is not a simple install-a-plugin-and-push-a-button fix. This guide is written for educational purposes for those users who want to understand how HotFile’s hourly limit system works, and how it can be bypassed.
This hourly timer (unlike the standard wait timer) is a passive timer. A passive timer does not actually run any logic programming behind it, as even if you forced this timer to display a different value, you would still not be able to change the core values that actually matter to the page logic, stored inside of the MySQL database.
While we may not be able to change the database’s contents itself, what we can change is our IP address. It is assumed you are already familiar with your internet connection setup and have a decent understanding of the layout of your path to the internet.
First of all, before you reset your IP, let’s find out what it is, so you can see if you have successfully reset your IP or not. Please visit my IP address detect page here, What is my IP? to get your current Internet Level IP Address. Once you have it, please make a note of it.
For FireFox users (v3.5 and newer)
Tools > Clear Recent History, and select at least the appropriate time period from when you first went to HotFile.com since last clearing your cookies / temporary internet data.
Next select at least what is circled in red; Clear at least the cookies and sessions. For the time range (selected in blue) choose appropriate period of time that has passed since you last hit your hourly limit. Take note if the day has changed in the past hour since you first hit your Download Limit. For example, If you hit your hourly limit just before midnight, and it’s 12:42 AM now,that was in the last hour, this would actually be yesterday as the day has now changed since midnight, so select “Yesterday” from the time period, or the equivalent chronological coverage period.
For Internet Explorer users,
From within Internet Explorer (as of Version 8), go to your Menu at the top right of the screen and select Safety > Delete Browsing History.
Next a new window will spawn prompting you for exactly what options you want to clear. At least check Temporary Internet Files and Cookies. If HotFile.com is bookmarked as a favorite by you then also select the option Preserve Favorites website data.
In order for you to get a new Internet Level IP Address, we will force a new IP assignation via DHCP by resetting your internet connection.
For users with:
After doing all the above, you still *may* need to reset your IP lease from your computer itself. We’ll go ahead and do it anyways for the sake of learning and becoming familiar with it.
We will use the CMD prompt window. To open the CMD prompt in Windows…
From a Shell use one of the appropriate commands based on the distribution (aka Distro, Flavor, Brand, etc.) of Linux you are using.
RedHat Linux command to reload or restart network (login as root user):
Debian-based Linux command to reload or restart network:
Ubuntu-based Linux user use sudo command with above Debian Linux command:
Now, let’s check that you did get a new IP address. Go back to What is my IP? to check if your IP has changed.
If your IP has changed, great, pat yourself on the back, go back to the HotFile.com download page (* See notes below) and away you go.
If it has not changed, make sure you didn’t skip a step, or forget to reboot one device but not the other, etc.
If you have done all this, please see the below notes in the case your setup is an exception requiring an additional specific workaround.
Still having trouble?
Things Worth Noting:
Happy HotFile Hacking!