Vista Registry Tweak - Increase the Number of Simultaneous Downloads
Registry Tweak to Increase the Number of Simultaneous Downloads
Have you noticed a problem if you try to download more than two files at once from the internet? The default number of simultaneous downloads from a web server is only 2. By tweaking the registry you can increase the number to 10.
Topics for MaxConnectionsPerServer
Instructions for Increasing the Number of Simultaneous Downloads
Note 1: Check Internet Settings (Not Internet Explorer)
Note 2: Hex 0000000a = Decimal 10
MaxConnectionsPerServer is a property of Internet Explorer, rather than of Vista. Default values simultaneous downloads have increased in later version of IE, thus in IE 7 the default is 2, whereas IE it's 6.
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Creating a .Reg File
This page explains how to create, and then edit .reg files for your computer. As it's easy to import the contents of a .reg file into the registry, do take extra care with procedures. Example MaxConnectionsPerServer .reg file.
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