For regular Hotfile downloads you should do as follows:
* Wait for the download link, then right click it and select "Download with FDM". If you just click the link in Internet Explorer, you should immediately choose "Open" from the IE dialog window, because FDM's "Add download" window probably will not show automatically.
* In the FDM's "Add download" window click "Advanced" button, go to "Connection" tab, set 1 (one) as "Maximum number" of sections and unmark "Restart if speed is too low...".
* Unfortunately, FDM ignores configuration set in its Site Manager, so you should repeat the same procedure for every download from Hotfile or change default settings in Options | Settings | Downloads | New Download | Advanced.
The procedure described above should work for Firefox and Infernet Explorer (and possibly for Opera with oGet plugin instead of FDM's one) and for other downloads limited to a single connection without resuming possibility.
I note this is for Regular downloads , I am more interested on a solution or workaround for Premium downloads , if there is one , but thanks for the attention so far.
I have also tried the "check the direct download "box in the Premium Account settings , no effect - still downloads 20kb files. Perhaps there are some settings to be also applied within FDM in conjunction with the change to the Hotfile Account setting ?
I have checked the Hotfile site and can see no mention of a problem with FDM , is it still your view that it is totally Hotfile that is at fault. ?
Meanwhile I am using JDownloader with no problem to use my Premium Hotfile account , but I would much prefer to use FDM with it