How To: Increase The Number Of Simultaneous Downloads And HTTP Connections In Internet Explorer 8
You may have noticed that Internet Explorer 8 only allows you to download up to two files at any one time with others waiting to start.By default Internet Explorer 8 limits the number of simultaneous downloads to two downloads, plus one queued download.The two simultaneous connections limit is specified in the HTTP standard.Fortunately, this limit can be changed by modifying the registry which will increase your limit to a maximum of 16 connections.If you have a hi-speed broadband connection and you use tabs in IE8 or you visit sites that use lots of connections this tweak will increase the speed of IE8 a little.Keep in mind that this won’t work on all web sites because the number of connections limit can be controlled by the web server.
- Click the Windows Vista Start button and type Regedit in the search box to run the Registry Editor.
- Navigate to the registry key:
- Create the following two new DWORD (32-bit) Value and named them accordingly:
- Right-click on “MaxConnectionsPerServer” and select modify. Set the value to 10.
- Right-click on “MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server” and select modify. Set the value to 10.
- Exit the registry editor and restart your Windows Vista computer for the changes take effect.
Note:You must be logged in with a user account in Windows Vista that has administrative privileges to edit the registry.
Download, extract, and double-click on InternetExplorerConnectionLimit.reg to merge the registry values into the Windows registry and thus you can easily allow Internet Explorer 8 to, up to the maximum of 16 simultaneous connections in Windows Vista.
Warning: Modifying the Windows registry can cause serious damage to your Windows Operating System.It is better to backup your Windows registry data before making any changes. Tomstricks.com is not responsible for any changes you may make to your system.