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    How to Change Maximum Download Sessions in Internet Explorer 7
    Published by Brink is offline
    28 Jul 2007
    Internet Explorer - Maximum Download Sessions

    How to Change Maximum Download Sessions in Internet Explorer 7

    information   Information
    This will show you how to change the number of simultaneous downloads from a web server to what you set them to for only the current or all user acounts. 10 is usually a good maximum. 2 is the default maximum.
    Note   Note

    • The current HTTP specification limits the number of simultaneous file downloads to two downloads, plus one on stand by. As connection speeds increase, the number of simultaneous downloads to a single web server may not be enough for your needs.
    • If you visit a web page with lots of images (and supporting files like CSS styles and Javascript), then you can have a slower browsing experience. On average, your browser would have to make more than 40 requests to the server before it can assemble the complete page. Requesting all the files you need with the default 2 at a time is going to be slower than requesting say 10 files at a time.

    Tip   Tip
    This will work with any other web browser you are using as well. For example, FireFox.





    OPTION ONE

    For the Current User Account Only
    Using a REG File Download:
    1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Current User 10Max.reg
    download
    2. Click on Save and save the .reg file to the desktop.

    3. Right click on the downloaded .reg and click on Merge.

    4. Click on Run, Continue, Yes, and OK if prompted.

    5. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.

    6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg if you like.



    Manually in Registry Editor:
    1. Open the Start Menu.

    2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.

    3. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.

    4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below step 5)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

    5. In right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value.
    Internet Explorer - Maximum Download Sessions-current_new.jpg
    6. Type MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server and press Enter.

    7. In right pane, right click MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server and click on Modify. (See screenshot below)
    Internet Explorer - Maximum Download Sessions-current_added.jpg
    8. Dot Decimal, then type 10 and click on OK. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: The default value is 2, but you can change it to your needs.
    Internet Explorer - Maximum Download Sessions-modify.jpg
    9. Repeat steps 5 to 8 above, but use MaxConnectionsPerServer instead now.

    10. When done you should see this below boxed in red.

    11. Close regedit.

    12. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.
    Internet Explorer - Maximum Download Sessions-current_after.jpg





    OPTION TWO

    OPTION TWO:
    For All User Accounts
    Using a REG File Download:
    1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    All Users 10Max.reg
    download
    2. Click on Save and save the .reg file to the desktop.

    3. Right click on the downloaded .reg and click on Merge.

    4. Click on Run, Continue, Yes, and OK if prompted.

    5. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.

    6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg if you like.



    Manually in Registry Editor:
    1. Open the Start Menu.

    2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.

    3. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.

    4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below step 5)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

    5. In right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value.
    Internet Explorer - Maximum Download Sessions-all_users_new.jpg
    6. Type MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server and press Enter.

    7. In right pane, right click MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server and click on Modify. (See screenshot below)
    Internet Explorer - Maximum Download Sessions-all_users_added.jpg
    8. Dot Decimal, then type 10 and click on OK. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: The default value is 2, but you can change it to your needs.
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    9. Repeat steps 5 to 8 above, but use MaxConnectionsPerServer instead now.

    10. When done you should see this below boxed in red.

    11. Close regedit.

    12. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.
    Internet Explorer - Maximum Download Sessions-all_users_after.jpg
    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Re: Internet Explorer - Maximum Download Sessions

    Thanks Shawn, this one was well needed.

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    Re: Internet Explorer - Maximum Download Sessions

    Your welcome.

    I found plenty of references for the Current user out there, but nothing for All users. I thought people would like to have a choice.

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    Re: Internet Explorer - Maximum Download Sessions

    How about FireFox Shawn?

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    Re: Internet Explorer - Maximum Download Sessions

    niGht kiD,

    I have not tried it with FireFox, but I believe it should. You can test and see by trying to download more than 2 items from the exact same website at the same time.

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    Re: Internet Explorer - Maximum Download Sessions

    Yeah, it works

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    Re: Internet Explorer - Maximum Download Sessions

    Thank you niGht kiD for confirming that it works with FireFox as well.

    The tutorial as been updated for this.

    Shawn

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    Re: Internet Explorer - Maximum Download Sessions

    Just curious, what does (16) after the value of 10 stand for?

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    Re: Internet Explorer - Maximum Download Sessions

    Hi hdbg62,

    The 10 is the hexadecimal number and 16 would be the decimal number for the same number if you were to enter either one in step 8 and dot the correct hexadecimal or decimal option for it.

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    Re: Internet Explorer - Maximum Download Sessions

    Thanks for the information; any relation to 1.6 kilometers to the mile (just kidding)?

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