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More than two concurrent downloads in Internet Explorer

Affected products


This article describes how the Internet Explorer can be configured, so that it allows for more than two concurrent downloads.


Normally, the Internet Explore does only two files at a time from one server. The number of paralell downloads can, however, be altered.


To change the behavior of the Internet Explorer, the following steps are necessary:
  1. Open the registry editor.
  2. Navigate to the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings.
  3. Create a new value of type DWord called MaxConnectionsPerServer.
  4. Create a new value of type DWord called MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server.
  5. Open the values and enter the maximum number of concurrent downloads.
  6. After the Internet Explorer has been restarted, the new setting becomes active.


This behavior is by design.

Posted by Henning Krause on Friday, December 31, 2004 2:20 PM, last modified on Saturday, November 27, 2010 5:42 AM
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