Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Windows Vista - Remove the 2 Simultaneous Download Limit in IE

We have a good sized Internet connection here in the office.

When we need to download multiple files from various sites, we get caught by the 2 simultaneous download limit ... especially if the delivering site is throttled in some way.

To remove the IE7 simultaneous download limit, we do the following:

  1. Regedit [Enter]
  2. UAC Prompt
  3. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
  4. Add DWORD (32bit): MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server
    • Note that it is ...PerONE_ZERO...
  5. Double click and set the value to the number of wanted simultaneous downloads
  6. Add DWORD (32bit): MaxConnectionsPerServer
  7. Double click and set the value to the number of wanted simultaneous downloads
  8. Close the registry editor.
  9. Close any IE windows and restart IE.
The limit should be gone.

A screenshot of the registry changes:

IE 7 Download Settings

Courtesy of:
Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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2 comments:

Tim Barrett said...

Nice hack, thanks for that! Very handy, especially w/ a 10 mbps download pipe. :-)

Philip E. said...

Tim,

You are welcome!

It makes a huge difference since we tend to hit the limiter on the sending site's pipe with downloads.

Philip
MPECS Inc.