How to Change the Download Speed

by M. Alanna White

Are you still experiencing slow download speeds when downloading content from the Internet? If you connect to the Internet via DSL or cable, the problem may be rather simple to remedy. It may not be your ISP after all. It may be your web browser.

How to Change Download Speeds

On your Start menu in Windows, select your Internet web browser from the populated list. Wait for your browser to completely load.

In your address box, enter about:config. This will allow you access to your Internet web browser's configuration menu. Once it loads, you will see an option called a filter box. In this filter box, you want to enter persistent.

Select the preference names with their integer values that have now appeared on your screen. Make sure to double-click on each name preference. They should be the following: network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy user set integer 4 and network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server user set integer 2.

On the dialog box that has appeared on your screen, change the value of network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy user set integer 4 to 20. Then change the value of network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server user set integer 2 to 30. Then select OK.

Restart your Internet web browser. You have just increased your download speed.

About the Author

M. Alanna White holds an Associate of Science degree in information technology from South University Savannah, graduated from The Institute of Children's Literature and Long Ridge Writer's Group. White's published work includes "Mystery," published in The World of Poetry's "Selected World of Our World's Best Poets." "The Obvious," published in The National Library of Poetry's "On the Threshold of a Dream, Vol. III."