Edit #2: Oops, it looks like it's been brought up in later posts, but I think it's better to have everything in one post.
One of the first threads I saw in the forum, and it sure helped me a lot.
Originally Posted by Mike
Find your user profile for Mozilla and paste this into a new file named user.js (or insert it in if it's already there)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\[randomstring].slt\user.js [2000/XP]
C:\Windows\Profiles\[username]\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\[randomstring].slt\user.js [98/ME]
For Firebird, that's
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Pheonix\Profiles\default\[randomstring].slt\user.js [2000/XP]
C:\Windows\Profiles\[username]\Application Data\Pheonix\Profiles\default\[randomstring].slt\user.js [98/ME]
Close and restart Mozilla. You'll have to type about:config in the address bar to make sure the settings changed. Or, you can find these same settings in about:config and type them in that way. If they're are not there, add them as new settings.
More or less the same tweak for Internet Explorer:
More or less the same tweak for Opera:
Options > Network
Max connections to server >> 48
Max total connections >> 128
Size of network buffer >> 32KB (not sure about this one. Maybe increasing will raise speed)
You can play with these numbers. Dialup users will probably need lower numbers. Extremely fast speed broadband users can probably get away with higher numbers. I'm sure there's a point somewhere that it becomes counter productive.
For Firefox users
1. Type about:config into your address bar and press enter. You get this page with a bunch of strange looking settings.
2. In the filter box type network.http.max (Don't forget the periods!) and wait a little. Most of the list will disappear and you'll see a few settings. If you can't find the filter box check this picture below (it's circled in red)
3. Now double click the one that says network.http.max-connections A box appears that tells you to type in a number. Type in 128 and press enter
4. Now double click network.http.max-connections-per-server Enter in 48 and press enter
5. Do the same thing with network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy Enter in 24
6. And finally, network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server do the same thing as with the last 3; enter in 12.
7. Close firefox and all windows related to it, like download windows and such.
If something goes wrong, repeat steps 1 and 2. Then right click on each setting and click reset
Hope that helps!
Note these numbers are only suggestions. You can try tweaking them a little to suit your own connection.
Edited by Archon_Wing, 09 October 2007 - 06:33 PM.