Number of simultaneous downloads

  daba 23:27 08 Aug 2006

Many moons ago I set the maximum number of simultaneous internet downloads. until today everything has been fine, but it appears to have reverted to 2.

does anyone know where the setting is, because I have completely forgotten, and can't find it anywhere..

  FelixTCat 23:31 08 Aug 2006


Do you use a download manager? That is likely to be the cause of the limit.



  daba 23:35 08 Aug 2006

no d/l manager, simply windows standard "save target as" - and i had previously increased the number of simultaneous d/l's to 16.

old age prevents me remembering how to do it

  ed-0 23:41 08 Aug 2006

We used to use " maxconnectionsperserver" in98se regedit.

click here

  daba 23:54 08 Aug 2006

thanks ed-0, i seem to recall that was like what i did so long ago, done the mods, i'll give it a try and start new thread if no joy.

  daba 00:11 09 Aug 2006

not effective - i will do some more tests, it could be the remote site limiting me - i'll come back later if i still have problems

  Jak_1 00:12 09 Aug 2006

With xp the simultaneous 'save as' dl limit is 2 by default. As far as I am aware this can not be altered but I stand to be corrected.

  VoG II 07:35 09 Aug 2006
  ed-0 07:42 09 Aug 2006

That IS max connections per server @ 23.41


  Stuartli 09:27 09 Aug 2006

The tweak is also available at:

click here


click here

  Sethhaniel 10:21 09 Aug 2006

usually 1st instance downloads 4 files at a time
if you open second instance of ie you get two more downloads -and then open another IE and get two more downloads - each further ie gets two downloads -

sometimes it glitches to two from each instance ;)

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