Speed Up Your Internet By Optimizing Mozilla FireFox

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:

  1. network.http.pipelining
  2. network.http.proxy.pipelining
  3. network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

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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13 thoughts on “Speed Up Your Internet By Optimizing Mozilla FireFox

  • August 13, 2010 at 7:28 am
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    I tried this and it worked my internet is way faster but my computer hangs up probly once per day now. I have an Intel I7 930 on a P6T AUS motherboard (win 7 / 64). The computer is awesome but I’m stuck with AT&T 300kb/s max. This trick seemed to solve my problem big time but I can’t let it keep freezing up (teh whole computer freezes so I can’t even force stop it with the task manager) is there a different number less than 36 I should try?

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  • July 31, 2010 at 6:23 am
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    thanks man it works for me

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  • January 1, 2010 at 9:31 pm
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    after doing this i got less speed whats is this yaar

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  • January 1, 2010 at 9:21 pm
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    after entering into about:config
    it showing this is harmful for safety,secure etc

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  • March 3, 2008 at 6:59 am
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    tanx bro..its really useful..

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  • January 20, 2008 at 5:26 pm
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    it sure works man.
    it has definitely made my firefox faster

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  • January 20, 2008 at 5:30 pm
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    Good to hear that
    thanx for trying 🙂

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  • September 16, 2007 at 9:07 pm
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    I can find it in my Firefox. I don’t know whats wrong with yours.
    Im busy now. I will try to post the screen shots tomorrow. Hope that helps you.

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  • September 16, 2007 at 8:47 pm
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    hey dude it cant work yar there nothing pipeline
    your all tricks cant work yar. something do are you online now

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  • July 10, 2007 at 5:46 am
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    dude, i think this made my firefox to hang..i dunno…its damn slow and hangs now…what shud i do ?

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  • April 14, 2007 at 4:02 am
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    No dude this will not affect the download speed in fact it should increase the download speed.
    Any way why don’t to use accelerators for downloads??
    try any one of these
    mass downloader,
    internet download manger (IDM) ,
    DAP

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  • April 14, 2007 at 3:52 am
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    and bro does this harm downloading speed

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