How to Make Internet Pages Load Faster

By Chad Buleen

Perhaps we have become spoiled, but when we want information on the Internet, we do not want to wait more than a couple of seconds for a webpage to load. If you want to be able to find information more quickly, you can do so regardless of what kind of browser you are using. There are procedures for both Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet Explorer or Firefox

Make Internet Explorer Faster

Step 1

Click on the "Start" menu at the bottom left of the screen. When this menu opens, locate the "Run" button. When the "Run" window opens, type the word "regedit" into the box in the window. Press "OK."

Step 2

In the next window, select "HKEY-CURRENT-USER" to continue the speeding-up process. An expandable menu will appear.

Step 3

First click on "Software," then on "Microsoft." Continue by selecting "Windows," "Current Version" and "Internet Settings." You will now see two fields that say "MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server" and "MaxConnectionsPerServer."

Step 4

Change the values in these fields to "10."

Step 5

Restart Internet Explorer. The webpages should now load faster.

Make Firefox Faster

Step 1

Click on the "Firefox" icon on your desktop or task bar to open the Firefox web browser.

Step 2

In the address bar, delete whatever web address is currently displayed and type "about:config." (The quotation marks around the words are not needed.) A new page will open. There will be a filter bar at the top of the screen.

Step 3

Type "network" into the filter bar. A set of items associated with "network" will appear below the filter bar.

Step 4

Find the "network.http.pipelining" selection from the list and set it to "TRUE" by double-clicking on it.

Step 5

Find the "pipelining.maxrequests" selection and change it to a value of "10." Close Firefox and restart it. The Internet pages should now load faster.

Tips & Warnings

  • Firefox has gained in popularity in recent years, thanks to the fact that it tends to crash less than Internet Explorer. Firefox may be better to use.
  • When you go into the back end of the web browser to make changes, make sure you are clicking only on what is indicated in this article. Clicking on other items could cause problems within the browser.