I found this little gem on Forevergeek.com. If you a nice fast
broadband connection, this power-user tweak will instruct Firefox to
make multiple connections so it can download more pages at once.
Whiti this in mind, you can also use proxies to speed up internet surfing. Proxies do make your internet speed slightly faster if GEO proximity is involved. You see, there may be a distance delay, where factors such as congestion, processing overhead, routing efficiency are affected.
Some gamers do use proxies to increase their internet speeds, because in the competitive online gaming world, the slightest increase can make a huge difference so they can manage to see the screen of other gamers online while they are playing. So if you have a bad connection caused by long ping times Proxy key can improve it by acting as an online geo proxy server between the remote gaming server and your ISP.
Here’s something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up:
1.Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for 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
If you’re using a broadband connection you’ll load pages MUCH faster now!