Bug - downloading multiples files on the same network

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Bug - downloading multiples files on the same network

Post by trihhoang » Sat May 07, 2005 5:51 am

When I try to download mulitple files on the same network, eg:

http://www.domain.com/doc1.zip
http://www.domain.com/doc2.zip
http://www.domain.com/doc3.zip
http://www.domain.com/doc4.zip

I can only download maximum of 2 files at once, when trying to click on the doc3.zip to download the file does not download, I have to wait until one of the other file downloaded and the download window is closed, until then it will download doc3.zip
This does not happen in IE. I can download up to 10 files all at the same time.
Please have a look into this problem and fix the bug for the next version.

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Post by TOMaxwell » Sat May 07, 2005 5:07 pm

I am skeptical that you can download more than 2 using IE and not AB. Your Maximum Number of Connections is governed by general Internet Settings not by the Browser itself, so Avant has nothing to do with this.

Nevertheless, you can create the following registry entry using Notepad (Or your Text Editor of Choice) and name it " connections.reg " (without the quotes), then double click the file to make the registry change. Alternatively, you can just go into the Registry Editor (Start/Run/regedit), find the path you see below, and make the necessary changes. The following will allow 20 concurrent connections:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
"MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:00000020
"MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"=dword:00000020

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
"MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:00000020
"MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"=dword:00000020
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Post by trihhoang » Sat May 07, 2005 11:57 pm

I did exactly what you had instructed but it still limits me to download only 2 files at the same time on the same domain.
IE works fine, it's definately the browser.

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Post by TOMaxwell » Sun May 08, 2005 1:42 pm

The domain itself may be limiting you to only 2 connections at one time...
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Post by abfan123 » Sun May 08, 2005 1:45 pm

Can't confirm
I'm usually downloading 4 files from the same server/domain
And it work just fine
IE8(Pro), Microsoft Security Essentials
Main PC:
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Secondary PC same as primary but with Windows 7 x64 Ultimate as the OS.

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Post by hornakapopolis » Mon May 09, 2005 12:30 pm

That is odd, I've never had a problem with multiple downloads in Avant, either.

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Post by trihhoang » Mon May 09, 2005 1:03 pm

probably you are downloading files from different domain names.
try downloading something on a same domain.

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Post by hornakapopolis » Mon May 09, 2005 3:23 pm

I had tried it before from home and it worked fine. I just tried it here in my office and it is not working in either Avant or IE. I didn't test IE at home.

About the only thing I could think of, initially, is that I know that my computer at home has the MaxConnections registry hack and I just saw that this one doesn't. I'll restart Avant and see if that makes a difference.

Personally, though, I wouldn't call this an Avant bug... unless mine has a bug that is making it work.

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Post by trihhoang » Mon May 09, 2005 3:27 pm

I did the registry hack above and still it doesnt work.
Probably there is something wrong with the hack?

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Post by hornakapopolis » Mon May 09, 2005 3:50 pm

Did you try restarting Windows?

I'm downloading three files from the same URL as I type this.

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Post by TOMaxwell » Thu May 12, 2005 3:46 am

trihhoang wrote:I did the registry hack above and still it doesnt work.
Probably there is something wrong with the hack?

I don't like to call it a "hack" --> it is a registry change. I make registry changes almost every day, and have never screwed one up. Typically, you need to reboot once you have made a change to the registry, but I usually get by with a "Mini-Boot". A Mini-Boot is simply calling up Task Manager and ending the Explorer.exe task, then restarting the Shell again (Mine no longer automatically restarts itself).

The registry entry I copy/pasted here works fine in WinXP Home with or without SP2. I have downloaded up to 20 files at a time from the same domain.
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