IE setting for more then 2 simultaneous connections.

johnWeeGo.jpgIn my search for ways to get the most out of my new adsl2 connection I came across an old article of tips and tricks including how to allow Internet explorer to have more then 2 simultaneous connections. I cannot believe it but it would appear that IE7 still only has 2 as the default! (Firefox has 8)

So to change it to 10 you do the following:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282402

  1. Start Registry Editor (Start -> Run -> Regedt).
  2. Locate the following key in the registry:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings 
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New click DWORD Value, and then add the following registry values:
    Value name: MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server
    Value data: 10
    Base: Decimal
    Value Name: MaxConnectionsPerServer
    Value data: 10
    Base: Decimal
  4. Quit Registry Editor.
  5. Restart IE.