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How can you download more than 2 downloads at a time while using ie6 and xp?
 

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There are several ways.

The best way is to obtain a download manager like GetRight, that's how I do it.

There are also registry hacks to allow more simultaneous downloads. Check at SpeedGuide, they have lots of info.

Here's a small .REG file that you can run to increase the number of connections for IE6. Paste this into a text file with the extension of .REG and double-click on it, it does the trick.

CAUTION! This is for Windows 2000, I have no idea what it would do to other O/S versions!

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
"MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:00000020
"MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"=dword:00000020

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
"MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:00000020
"MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"=dword:00000020
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I'm not sure why you have to hack the reg? I've always done multiple downloads with any ver. of IE without a problem. Of course, the more you do, the more they all slow down.
 

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Theres a limit of 2 concurrent downloads in XP without the registry hack .. The one posted above looks correct but Im not positive as Im currently on my linux box. ... I'll check it against one I know works with XP later on and post back.
 

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I don't know what version of IE you're getting more than two downloads with, but from version 5 and beyond on W98, W2K, and WXP, the stock system is limited to two. If that were not the case, there'd be no need for this hack! :)
 

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actually i was able to get more than 2 downloads at a time with IE6 after inserting this:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\
"MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"=dword:00000020
"MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:00000010
 

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Not a problem.

tk_jay said:
How can you download more than 2 downloads at a time while using ie6 and xp?
I haven't had a problem with my box. I have a 56K connection (dial-up) and I have had five or six files going at a time (but it was SLOW!). It never gave me an issue. I have not tweaked my registry or put in a download manager. I never even heard of the issue!:confused: ...and here I am running XP with IE6 on a factory installation.
 

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Re: Not a problem.

Lectraplayer said:
I haven't had a problem with my box. I have a 56K connection (dial-up) and I have had five or six files going at a time (but it was SLOW!).
I never had the problem on my 56K/Win98se, but the exact same box on my old cable modem and now on my dsl modem limit my downloads (now it is 2, on cable it was 3)...i had been told that mine was because of the ISP...
 

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It's not the ISP, they could care less about the number of downloads you start. If you change the registry restrictions, you can start more downloads.
 

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So you're saying that cable and DSL limits your downloads...:sigh: That gives me another reason to stay with my dial-up. :tongue2:
 

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someone told me that your ISP has the ability to do it, but since i got on my new DSL provider i dont have a problem with it, but I havent changed a single thing since i was on my last DSL isp and my downloads were limited on that ISP
 

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Have you heard of this? Nobody here at my school (ITT Tech) has ever heard of it, and many have DSL!
 

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I have honestly never paid much attention, I don't think I have had any problem with the limit issue, but try what the team told told you anyways

Good Luck!
 

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Remember, we're talking about simultaneous downloads using IE. There is no limit on any ISP that I'm aware of, this is a simple and stupid restriction that Microsoft placed on IE for reasons that few can fathom! :) On an unmodified W2K or W98 system, when you attempt to start the 3rd download, the window just hangs until one of the two that are running completes. It's worked that way for years, and I have no reason to believe that some stock W2K systems work different. :) Of course, I use GetRight now, and so I rarely see the standard W2K download windows. :D
 

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actually

i just signed up to post in this thread. (haha)
what this concerns is multiple downloads from ONE server.

in ie you can have 50 downloads going (broadband or dialup, it doesnt matter) but a max of 2 per server. find a server with large files and try this. its just like someone else said, the 3rd download will hang until the 1st finishes. now while this is happening you can go to a DIFFERENT url and start up more downloads.
 
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