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Old 09-20-2003, 11:44 AM   #1
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Got a question for ya, and yes, its probaly very simple, but for the life of me I cannot figure it out.

Anytime I go to download a file from a webpage: mp3, avi, mpg, wmv whatever, it limits my downloading to 2 files per download. Now in Win98 and IE5, I could download as many as I wanted. How do I change the settings to increase the number of simulataneous download?

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Oh..lol, sorry, I must have said download like 6 times in one sentence....bear with me :P
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There is a registry hack, but most sites will limit you anyways, they normally have a set # of connections per user.
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So..its not an IE 6 settings thing?
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IE 6 registry setting, so it'* not terribly easy, but it'* do-able, do a google for it. I never noticed an increase from it so i don't use it anymore.
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Well, I know Sol or Nytro67 or JrFaust can gimme some direction on this one...but, I figured it was dead easy...like a maximum number of downloads etc
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I could to, but it never did anything for me, I tried some others that did stuff like use RAM fully before pagefile for XP, and that made it HORRIBLE, i even had 2x the recommended amount (i have 512 RDRAM)....
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The 1.1 spec limits the number of simultaneous connections any one browser can make to a given server. It'* a way to ensuring there are enough connections to go around. This IE tweak turns off IE'* built-in compliance with this standard, and lets your copy of IE open far more simultaneous connections with a server. This means your browser can grab many chunks of a web page at one time, speeding load times.

But it also makes your browser a connections "pig," consuming more than its fair share of server connectivity. It makes your browser a selfish net entity.

But this tweak is public knowledge now--- so I'll tell you about it, with a caveat.

One specific thing that this tweak accomplishes it to allow you to download more than two files at once from a site, since each d/l uses one connection.

Also, since this involves hacking your registry, proceed at your own risk.


1. Open Regedit (Start---Run--- and type 'regedit' [without quotes] )

2. Navigate to the following folder:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\InternetSettings

3. Create the following "DWORD" : MaxConnectionsPerServer

4. Set the value to any high number (the default is 2)

5. Creat the following "DWORD" MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server

6.Set the value to any high number as well (the default is 4)

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Thanks Jay, gonna give it a shot.
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89BonnieSE89, How much ram do you have? The min requirement is 128mb. It likes 256mb but loves 512mb.
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