Installation through the internet is so harsh...
For example, is there a torrent for TeX Live?
If you want to have a "resume/pause"- like feature when downloading TeXLive then mirroring it on your hard drive is a good approach.
Advantages of mirroring TeXLive:
How to mirror:
I assume that your OS is Windows. Otherwise, you need to search for similar procedures.
For more detailed, please visit Downloading/mirroring the TeX Live repository
Tips and Trick:
seems to be cumbersome for us. Therefore, I suggest you to create a batch file as follows
and name it something like
Whenever you want to update your local TeX mirror, just right click the icon and choose "Run as administrator".
Updating the installed TeX system:
Updating your local TeXLive mirror has nothing to do with updating your installed TeXLive.
If you have installed TeXLive on your machine and you have just updated your local TeX mirror, then the installed TeXLive on your machine must be updated or synced with your local TeX mirror. To update your installed TeXLive see this answer.
I suggest to download one ISO file from a mirror of your choice or via Torrent. You can find some links here.
I think, now more than ever, that this is the most advantagious way to acquire TeXLive because the 2012 version has been released few days ago, so the DVD is really up-to-date at the moment and, with torrent or with a good mirror, you'll have it in two or three hours (with a good internet connection). 2.2 GiB is not a big deal nowadays