A tip I stumbled across: If you are using Firefox instead of Internet Explorer (and if you are not give it a try, you will be impressed) than heres a way to make this splendid browser find and download web pages even faster, by increasing the number of page requests, and reducing the amount of time Firefox waits to process incoming data. Firefox has a hidden configuration menu and there are a good number of published tweaks but these four are safe and should produce a noticeable improvement, particularly if you are using a broadband connection. If you are using a dial-up connection you can still try them but dont expect to see much difference. In the Address box type about:config (without the quotes) and the page will change to a long list of settings. Scroll down the list to network.http.pipelining network. The Value (fourth column) should be set to false, double-click the entry and it should change to True. Now move down the list to "network.http.proxy.pipelining" and do the same, changing the Value from False to True. Next go to "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", double-click the entry and change the Value to 20. Finally, right-click into an empty area of the config page and select New > Integer. In the Preference Name box type "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" (without the quotes) and set the Value to 0 (zero). Exit Firefox and re-launch and the new settings will take effect immediately.