If you have a fast internet connection, but still webpages take a long time to load that simply means, your browser is the culprit. What actually happens when you type a site name in address bar and hit enter is… Your computer sends a request to the site’s server, and waits for the server to respond. Sometimes, the server doesn’t respond to the first request. Maybe because it was too busy. You can overcome the limitation by simply editing some settings in Mozilla Firefox. If you are on a broadband connection, few tweaks to speed up Mozilla Firefox, can improve your page loading speed (internet speed) considerably.
Type “about:config” in the address bar and hit enter. It will warn you that your warranty might become void. On your own risk, click “I’ll be careful, I promise.” Scroll down and look for the following entries:
If you couldn’t find them easily, there is search box on the top to help you. Just copy and paste the names in that box, and hit return.
Right click “network.http.pipelining” and click “Toggle” to change the value to “true“. Don’t change it if it’s already set to “True”. 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.
Similarly, set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”.
Now, Right click on “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” and click “Modify”. Input some number like 36, and click OK. This means it will make 36 requests at once.
You are almost done. The last step: right-click anywhere and select “New”. From the fly-out menu, choose “Integer”. It will create a new Integer value in the configuration settings. It will then ask you to enter the name, type “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” in the text box and hit enter. In the next step, set its value to “0”. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on data it received. If you are a broadband user, webpages after this tweak in Mozilla Firefox will load 2 to 25 times faster.
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