How to Increase Internet Download Connections

Would you like to increase your number of internet download connections? By using this registry tweak, you will be able to increase the number of simultaneous connections to ten.

You have to be on a Windows XP based machine to do this. You should also back-up your current registry settings so that you can revert back to them in case any issues arise. There are always inherent risks to any registry modification, so you should always have a back-up.

If you want to increase your allowed internet download connections to ten, follow the instructions below.

  1. Click Start and go to Run. Enter regedit.
  2. Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER. This is found on the left side of your registry editor.
  3. Go to Software. Once you’ve found the folder, expand it.
  4. Look for the Microsoft folder. Expand Microsoft.
  5. You should be able to find Windows. Expand this folder.
  6. Now go to CurrentVersion. Expand this folder.
  7. Look for Internet Settings.
  8. Look at the right hand side of your registry. Look for MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server. Is the value there? If MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server is listed, proceed to step nine. If the value is not listed, follow the instructions in step 8a.
  9. 8a

    • Right click on the right hand side of the box.
    • Select New and then select DWORD.
    • Rename the new value to MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server. Alternately, you can right click on the new DWORD value and choose Rename to change the value name.
  10. Double click on MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server. The setting for Value Data should be 0000000a.
  11. Look at the right pane of the box again. Check to see if you have MaxConnectionsPerServer. If you do, go on to step eleven. If you don’t, go to 10a.
  12. 10a

    • Right click on the right hand pane of the box.
    • Select New and then select DWORD.
    • Rename the new value MaxConnectionsPerServer. You can also right click on the new DWORD value and select Rename to modify the value name to MaxConnectionsPerServer.
  13. Double click on MaxConnectionsPerServers. The value data settings should be 0000000a.
  14. Exit registry and reboot.