Feb 2, 2009

Increase Max Connections in IE

If you are using Internet Explorer as your default browser you should know that whenever IE downloads files from a single server it allows only two files at a time. This limit is not imposed by the software but it is because of the web standard.

This can be changed because its only a software setting and it can be increased to 8-10 connections to make the downloads faster.

Just a registry edit is required for this. Do the following.

--- Go to registry editor by typing regedit by Run box.

--- Now in the left pane locate the entry
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

--- Now in the right pane look for the entry MaxConnectionsPerServer. If its not present then create it by right clicking in empty area in right pane and then selecting New--> 32 bit DWORD value and give the name MaxConnectionsPerServer.--- Similarly look for the entry MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server or create it as said above.

--- Now to edit their values double click on them one at a time and select decimal as the Base and add a value of greater thatn 2 like 8. This is shown in the image below.--- Now close the registry. Restart your system. You will experience better speed in Internet Explorer.

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