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Codex
03-01-2005, 11:37 PM
For all those who uses Firefox (infinitely better then IE). Here is a simple way to speed up your internet.

Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Then find the following entries.

network.http.pipelining
network.http.proxy.pipelining
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it recieves.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages 2-3 times faster now.

Somebody needs to burn IE at the stake......
I found this at http://eagx.net
i never thought it would work but god was i wrong it works great!!!!

wuppo
03-01-2005, 11:45 PM
That's astounding :stare:

Codex
03-01-2005, 11:50 PM
i know i cudnt believe it but god i was so wrong

zqwerty
04-01-2005, 12:22 AM
There is an extension to do this called :Tweak Network Settings, here is the link:

http://www.bitstorm.org/extensions/

Codex
04-01-2005, 01:07 AM
yea but better to do it urself rather then to trust a random site aye ;)

drb1
04-01-2005, 01:12 AM
I found this at http://eagx.net
i never thought it would work but god was i wrong it works great!!!!

This was in the register along side the UNSAFE SP2 article I wonder how long it would taske to turn up, neat A.

D.

Codex
04-01-2005, 01:21 AM
well ive been there before the merge before when there was a eaxposed and gamingxposed untill they merged ut god wen the merge happened all hell broke loose, if sum1 makes crap up like, "download this new msn plug in its great" and its a trojan they get i.p. banned and the download is removed, everyone flames them and the topic is lock3d basic as that!

drb1
04-01-2005, 01:26 AM
well ive been there before the merge before when there was a eacposed and a gamingxposed untill they merged ut god wen the merge happened all hell broke loose, if sum1 makes crap up everyone flames them and the topic is lock3d basic as that

This was the original source

http://forevergeek.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?search=firefox

It is belived.

Some other interesting tips there.

Also in the Inquirer on the 30th.

D.

Metla
04-01-2005, 01:27 AM
Yep,Basic as that.

and look,a puppy.

Codex
04-01-2005, 01:29 AM
well i dont go looking up these things they jsut come accross me. and metla: what??

Metla
04-01-2005, 01:32 AM
and metla: what??



My thoughts exactly.

Codex
04-01-2005, 01:48 AM
ummmm youve lost me completely what are you talking bout im like in dream land here.....with strawberries.....mmmmmmmm.....wait off topic...umm yea wat??

Strommer
04-01-2005, 08:41 AM
Codex, is it worthwhile for those of us who do not have broadband (i.e. dial up)?

Thanks.

Greg
04-01-2005, 09:48 AM
It seems I can modify those values in Netscape too, but anyone know if it'll work, or will it make things screwy?

mikebartnz
04-01-2005, 01:14 PM
Steve_L. I gather it can make more of a difference on dialup. The only problem with it is that some web servers only allow a certain number of total connections so this method can limit the number of people connecting to a site at one time.

Codex
04-01-2005, 01:53 PM
Codex, is it worthwhile for those of us who do not have broadband (i.e. dial up)?

Thanks.
ummm i dont know but im going to do it to my dial up pcs anyway,

Murray P
04-01-2005, 01:57 PM
No point in applying these changes if your using dialup.

Edward
04-01-2005, 02:13 PM
isn't the pipelining the same method used by download managers (split it into parts)?

sambaird
04-01-2005, 02:15 PM
No point in applying these changes if your using dialup.
why not?

agent
04-01-2005, 03:57 PM
Enabling more than the default number of four connections for pipelining if you use dial-up would be ridiculous.

I already have pipelining enabled on a dial-up connection, but adding that nglayout setting made Firefox go spastic. Not only did it lose the setting, but it enabled the update icon, which I had disabled.

mikebartnz
04-01-2005, 03:57 PM
Steve_L. I gather it can make more of a difference on dialup. The only problem with it is that some web servers only allow a certain number of total connections so this method can limit the number of people connecting to a site at one time. :oOk I was wrong on both counts.
This site gives more info on pipelinning here (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/netlib/http/pipelining-faq.html)

Shortcircuit
04-01-2005, 05:34 PM
Well, the explanation on that site was like double dutch to me :stare:

I did change the settings in FF as suggested and now have a much quicker (maybe twice as fast but that is not quantifiable) connection/download speed with most sites I've tried, however I am on Xtra Swift broadband and don't know what dial-up would do.

A good tweek despite it apparently being a 'puppy' :confused: