Speed Up Your Internet Explorer - By Adjusting Your Max Connections
Internet Explorer 9.0
(See below this tutorial for Internet Explorer 8.0 settings)
XP HOME/PRO/VISTA/WIN 7
Internet Explorer limits you to 2 connections per server (IE9 4 connections) that can be rather annoying if you plan to download a series of files from 1 server. For example say you want to download a bunch of samples. You'll only be able to download 2 files at a time and wait till 1 is finished then start another. This can be quite annoying at times especially if you're downloading the 2 files and try to attempt to browse to other pages on the same server. It won't work!
This also applies to loading of images in a page. With the maximum of connections per server, when you browse sites with heavy picture content, IE will only load pictures 2 by 2 (IE9 4 by 4).
Good thing is, there is a solution to that. We can change that maximum connections to 10 instead of 2. Don't go raising the limits above 10 as you will get banned by some web administrators if you do go higher than 10 then you run it at your own risk. 10 connections are allowed by most websites, the latest version of Firefox allows for 15 which is one of the reasons why it's so much faster than Internet Explorer but again most servers will limit you to 10.