IE problem

By boeingfixer
Oct 11, 2002
  1. Hey gang,

    Quick question here, how come when I download several things using Internet Explorer I can only download them two at a time.

    Is there a way to change that ?? So if I have a list of 5 files, I can download all five instead of two at a time ??

  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Total Google search time - 14 seconds!

    How to Configure Internet Explorer to Have More Than Two Download Sessions;EN-US;Q282402&

    Since it resides in the current user part of the registry, i would imagine that it would have to be done for each user profile used on the machine / domain.
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

  4. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,006

    If your on AOL IM holler at me at "boeingfixr"

  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    I'm afraid not. Does the fix not work? It did for me....

  6. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,006

    I have Win XP, in the "Edit" colum I do not have ADD VALUE, I have different ones.

    Anyone with XP can you offer help ?
  7. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    You could just get a download manager like DAP or FlashGet or something...Easy fix :D
  8. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,006

    V, I have tried those before and only have limited success. I would like to change it in IE. Actually I should just switch back to Netscape 7, it is much faster than IE.

    Anyway, can anyone help with the XP settings ??
  9. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 322

    I read the solution to this problem in a computer magazine at work...

    Unfortunately, i've completely forgotten what it was...:rolleyes:

    Give me a day or two and i'll find the mag and post the solution on here, ok?
  10. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    My tweaking program can do this.
  11. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    I went through it twice and didn't see it, maybe I'm blind.
    But it would be nice to know how to do this through the registry, the MSKB doesn't really give a good explanation for XP, if you aren't framiliar with adding DWORD values.
  12. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    This is to increase the the number of max downloads to 10 in IE6.

    open Regedt32 and locate the following key in the registry:

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

    On the Edit menu, click Add Value , and then add the following registry values:


    Close the registry and reboot.

    I didn't notice it was the same as what Phant posted until I had already posted it, oh well too much good info is better than too much bad info.

    Another thing, Vehementi, Download managers don't work on all servers. Many of them use anti leeching methods which won't allow the manager to download the file. Some of these are easily bypassed but others aren't, so it is easier to just let IE download them.
  13. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 322

    Sorry, but i can't find that damn mag anywhere...:mad:

    Anyway i found this on

    Ok here they are. Just change them to whatever higher number you like. The first is for HTTP 1.0 requests, the second is for 1.1 requests. As always, be careful when modifying your registry settings

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\MaxConnectionsPerServer

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\MaxConnectionsPerServer

    Although this looks identical to what Phantasm66 and Stormbringer said.
  14. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Maybe I'm missing somethign simple here.
    those instructions on the microsoft knowledge base didn't seem to help me any.
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Ok thanks to StormBringer I can now explain it for the people like me that didn't understand how to do it correctly.

    Look at my screen shot above. Do that - Dword Value
    Now right click on the new value you just created, something like new value #1, its the one thats highlighted by default since you just created it.
    Now right click on it again and do Modify and then make sure its in Hexadecimal mode (should be) and just type in 0000000a in the box.
    Click OK.

    Now do the same thing for the other value that needed to be added.
  16. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    I think it is on the Other tweaks page -> Under Internet Explorer Tweaks.

    It might be that I have only just added it to my development version, so might not be in version 1.4 that is on my website.

    Anyway it will be in the next public version if it isn't there already. Also I plan to include some other IE6 / WinNT-Based Internet Tweaks.
  17. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Jeez, I never thought that editing the registry would generate so much reiteration.... ;) It takes like less than 1 minute to do....
  18. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,006

    Yes, it was....probably.

    If anyone but Phant is confused about this post, don't be. Phant knows what I am talking about and that is all that matters.

  19. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Firstly, my post was not directed at you, more at the thread as a whole. Perhaps I should have made that clear.

    Secondly, I will admit that there is a hint of cheek there, but the proper response to that is a bit of cheeky banter back, not some angry half rant.

    Yes I do get what was asked, please don't patronise me. If you look carefully at the posts that have followed mine you will see that the instructions are easily adapted for the OS you are using. SNGX even posted a screenshot, which is pretty much a spoon fed answer I think.

    If you are still having difficulties, the proper thing is to post back calmly and ask for more help.

    Please remember that any help you get here is strickly on a volunteer basis; no one is getting paid for this or anything. If you aren't happy with the help you are getting, look elsewhere. In the final analysis, in many problems here including the one you have posted in this thread, all I have done is do a couple of google searches and gone to Its hardly rocket science but I am more than willing to do that for others.

    Please bare in mind that you may again post here looking for answers to questions that I may know the answer to, and being rude is not going to encourage me to be forthcomming.

    Based on your previously mostly gentlemanly behaviour here, I will assume that your tirade in capital letters is partially the result of some bad day at work or something. But please do bare in mind, as I said, that any help I provide is done out of the goodness of my heart and is not a duty or an obligation, and as such I find your responses harsh. There's no need for anger unless someone has been completely out of order which I don't feel I was and I don't feel others will. Once again I was not having a dig at you, but on reflection can see how a sensitive person might take it that way. At a push, that is.

    That said, I am in no mood for an argument now or in the near future so please don't start one as a result of this reply. Either take the help that was given in the spirit with which it was given or go elsewhere for answers.
  20. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    That wasn't your original post.

    But if what you are posting is a retraction then that's fine....
  21. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Be aware that this fix violates RFCs (request for comments) but then who cares about that.... :) ????
  22. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,006

    It was a retraction. I realize you where trying to help and yes I have been pleasent to others, that is my character, but I did lash out a bit harsh. So long story short, consider my retraction my apology.
  23. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    At this point, this may get me flamed, but That is the way to do it in XP. What SNG posted was pretty much the walk-through I gave him.
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