More than 2 IE7 connections?
May 22, 2007 9:21 PM Subscribe
How do I make IE7 use more than 2 connections at once?
posted by Steven C. Den Beste to computers & internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I finally bit the bullet and upgraded to IE7, and now that I'm used to it I do like it. But there's one aspect of it that drives me nuts: IE7 won't open more than two connections at a time total among all my tabs, no matter what they're connected to.
I have a cable modem which is connected to one of the ethernet ports on my Linux server. The other ethernet port on the server is on my LAN, and my computer connects to that. All of my web browsing is done using my server as a proxy. (And NAT.)
With IE6 there were registry patches you could make which would increase the number of connections it would use. I found one place online that recommended this for IE7:
A value of 10 seemed excessive to me so I set it to 6. Result: no change at all. If I have two downloads going I can't access anything else online.
Anyone know what I can do to correct this? It's not an inherent aspect of my system; Firefox uses more connections simultaneously, and so did IE6 before I upgraded. (Do not suggest "Switch to Firefox". I use them both, and there are times and places where IE7 is the better solution for me.)
My suspicion is that IE7 is treating the entire web as a single server because of my proxy. The question is what can be done about increasing the number of connections it's willing to make to my proxy.