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IE 6 - Can't download more than 2 files at once!

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by n8thegr898, Nov 18, 2001.

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  1. n8thegr898

    n8thegr898 Thread Starter

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    I recently download Internet Explorer version 6 and like it thus far. However, the other day I noticed that it only lets me download 2 files at once. Before I upgraded, I could download as many files at once as I wanted or could handle. Is there a setting somewhere (or a patch or similar download) to let me download more than just two file?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    N8
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi,

    There's a reg fix:

    First close ALL MS IE instances.
    Then open Regedit and go to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

    In the right hand pane create/modify these DWORD values (don't type the quotes):

    "MaxConnectionsPerServer": defines the number of simultaneous requests to a single HTTP 1.1 server. Double-click on it and type 4 in the Decimal box (default is 2).

    "MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server": defines the number of simultaneous requests to a single HTTP 1.0 server. Double-click on it and type 8 in the Decimal box (default is 4).
    Now connect to the Internet, fire up MS IE and surf away.


    Good luck,
     
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Incidentally, you can also use higher values.

    Do this:

    Copy the bold to Notepad:

    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
    "MaxConnectiondPer1_0Server"=dword:00000010
    "MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:00000040


    Save as MacConnections.reg, doubleclick it, and answer 'yes' to have the contents of the reg file merged into the registry.

    Reboot.

    NOTE:

    There's a problem with the rendering of this Reg file here on TSF:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings] should be one line, without a break, when you paste it into Notepad.
    If it isn't, correct it, or the reg file won't work.

    Good luck,
     
  4. n8thegr898

    n8thegr898 Thread Starter

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    I've been looking for those DWORD values and cannot find them anywhere in the registry. I went exactly to where you told me. If I do the second suggestion and create the .reg file in notepad and add it to the registry, will that cause problems if there currently isn't that line in the registry? I'm just afraid of messing up my computer over just a stupid little problem. (What's that old addeage? If it ain't broke, don't fix it?)

    Let me know if you have any suggestions on this matter. Thanks!

    Nate
     
  5. TonyKlein

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    No, it will just add it and add the functionality as well, if all goes as expected.

    It can't cause any harm whatsoever.

    Just make sure the first line is in one piece before you import it, or it won't work.

    I first wanted to attach the reg file to my post, but files with reg or zip extensions are not allowed here.

    Good luck,
     
  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Found a way. Download the attachment, but SAVE AS Maxconnection.REG

    As long as it has a *.reg extension it's OK.
     

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  7. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Now to make this even more complicated, you have IE 6.0, and I have 5.5.
    Now there COULD, and I say could, be a difference in the location of these keys.

    Just to rule that out, do a search in Regedit (Edit/Find) on keyword 'MaxConnectionsPerServer'

    If you don't find it, just import the file as recommended.
    Otherwise, edit the file to adapt the path, or edit the registry directly: just doubleclick the value, and change the numbers.


    Good luck,
     
  8. jbcalg

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    TK,
    FYI: i use ie6 and it's in the same place
     
  9. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Thanks jbcalg!

    In that case n8thegr898 can just import the reg-file and be assured it it'll very probably does exactly as promised.

    Cheers,
     
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