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I applied the following tweaks

    user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 96);

    user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 32);

    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 24);

    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 12);

  // Enable Improve Pipelining

    user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true);

    user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true);

    user_pref("network.http.pipelining.firstrequest", true);

    user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", 8);

(all done by typing "about:config" without quotes in address line.

...but does anyone know of any other tweaks that can make it even faster?

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I do have both of these (fasterfox AND EventID patcher) but do you know of any others...?

By the way, when I click on the link this link in firefox http://www.lvllord.de/?lang=en&url=tools&PHPSESSID=3073cb03d1c950fd2de71f7529154fa2

a blank page opens...


when I open the site in IE it opens up fine.  I have noticed this problem with several links (including this one) where I can only open it in IE.  Do I need to configure firefox so that it CAN open that link?

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You can install the NoScript extension and choose "forbid", 'temporarily allow' or "permanently allow" any website you surf into, to display scripts. This will correct your problems.

Oohh...I heard of much problem in getting rid of Google Web Accelerator. Last I heard, you have to do a search through your registry to rid any references to it. Using 'uninstall' is not enough.

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By the way, after installing Firetune, my speed has increased to 1520Kbps

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 1520 Kbps about 1.5 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 186 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (server1)

Test Time:: Wed Feb 01 2006 17:53:21 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 27X faster than 56K 1MB download in 5.51 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 32.2 % of your hosts average (verizon.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-WDPTR73S5

but still slow for infospeed

1454.5KBits 181.8KBytes

[glow=red,2,300]ANYTHING [/glow]else I could do.  I really don't use my computer for anything other than the internet so is their a way that I could configure my computer to use its resources primarily for internet use?

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My advertised speeds are 1.5/368 but my connection overview found in which is WireSpeed Data Gateway is 1792 KBits/Sec by 448 KBits/Sec.  The reason I am complaining is because I used to get faster speeds.  I'll try firetune now.

Your speeds will be overprovisioned to allow for the necessary overhead inherent with DSL.  For example my modem stats read 3360/864 for the 3.0/768 plan.  If they don't read over your speed plan, you've got problems somewhere.  I've never used Firefox, so I'm guessing that Firetune is some sort of caching plug-in?  If so, they can speed up browsing, but don't really speed up your connection.  If that's how it works, that 1520 is not a true speed.  As for Infospeed, I, and others, have found them to be very innacurate.  I personally like the Speakeasy.net tests, but the one right here is just fine. 

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...but does anyone know of any other tweaks that can make it even faster?

Here is a huge threaded discussion that's been ongoing since 2004

that has excellent information, always updated

Note: this link takes you  the beginning of the thread,

note the multiple page numbers - newest posts are at the end :


Enjoy !


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