Sometimes, when you try to connect to a website, the connection attempt "times out" due to the slowness of response, and you get a "Could not connect to ... "
If you frequently encounter this problem and wish to wait
for the connection anyway, then here is the cure. It will apply to all
sites, though you will still have the option of clicking the Stop button. THPC is too busy (!) to use this tweak, but testing confirms that it works.
1. First, backup the Registry.
2. Run RegEdit and navigate to:
3. In the left pane, locate the 0000 Key (or 0001, 0002 or 0003) that represents your modem or NIC.
4. Under that Key, locate the Value name called "SLOWNET" (right pane).
5. Double click on SLOWNET and change "Value data = 01" (zero & one) to "00" (two zeros).
6. Close RegEdit and reboot.
Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
- The FAQ says to use regedit for this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Net
I wanted to try it out because I constantly get the server busy message when I'm browsing. The problem is I don't have "class" under the services part. It's just not there.
- I can't find the reg file, the system tab doesn't exist on mine. Im running xp pro sp3
- I wish there was a little more information about this change. Does it apply VISTA or is this just for XP and 98 or just 98? I am changing the slownet value from 01 to 00 to increase the wait time but what am I changing it from? What am I changing to? What if I don't find this regedit location or value? Thanks!
by redxii edited by JMGullett
last modified: 2007-02-19 14:05:10