up Internet Explorer
First I would
like to say that this article is for people who are happy and comfortable
in making registry changes. Because your registry is a key player
in the workings of Windows, it is advised that you should only carry
out the following task if you feel you are happy to make registry
changes. eNicola.com cannot be held responsible if errors arise
causing your computer not to function correctly.
Okay, now that's
out of the way here is the ultimate tip in improving the speed of
your Internet explorer browsing experience. If you are a modem user
or ISDN user, you will notice the most increase in performance.
First I recommend
always that you back up your registry. This is done by firstly loading
RegEdit from your Start/Run menu bar. Just type RegEdit and it should
load correctly. Now select the Registry menu item and then select
Export Registry File. Make sure your Export Range has All selected.
Once this has been checked, Enter a file name and press save into
your prefered location. By doing this it ensures that if everything
did go horribly wrong, you can revert to a previous version.
Now if you look
at your registry you will see the huge list of folders down the
left hand side. Now what you need to do is select the following
in the correct order:
Software> Microsoft> Windows> CurrentVersion> Internet Settings>
Once you have
selected the correct sequence, the following selections and changes
are the most important.
Within the right
hand window of RegEdit you will see there are two strings named
MaxConnectionsPerServer and MaxConnectionsPerl_OServer, if these
are not there then see below. Click on the first one, MaxConnectionsPerServer
and then with the right mouse button click your right mouse button
and then select Modify. A window will pop up at this point and you
need to change the Value data to 6. Make sure at this point that
Decimal is selected to the right. Even if you did not select Decimal,
it would not matter because this will be the same as Hexadecimal
unless it was over 10. So just ensure that Decimal is selected and
it contains a value of 6. Now, Click ok and do exactly the same
for the other registry entry called MaxConnectionsPerl_OServer.
If you find
that 1 or both of these registry entries are no in your registry,
then you will have to add them manually. To do this you need to
move your mouse over to some white space in the right hand side
of the registry editor. Right click and select the new option and
then select DWORD Value. Now enter MaxConnectionsPerServer as the
string name and then press the return key. Now repeat this process
for MaxConnectionsPerl_OServer as the string name. Now modify these
entries using the procedure above.
Once you are
happy that everything has been done. Quit regedit and away you go.
There is no need to reboot. If you fire up Internet Explorer you
should notice a speed improvement when browsing the Internet.
works for both Internet Explorer 4 and version 5. It works because
Internet Explorer is designed to comply with HyperText Protocol
v1.1. This means that a browser only draws no more than 2 streams
from a web server at any given time. You have now increased it to
6 streams because your web browser is capable of using more. Now
you have increased it to 6, it can use six making your browsing
experience in general much quicker.