This will setup FireFox to make multiple connections to a web server and pull stuff down faster. in the location bar type: about:config to bring up Firefox's configuration settings. Change the values of these parameters as follows: network.http.pipelining = true network.http.proxy.pipelining = true network.http.pipelining.maxrequests = 8 Create a new one for the following at set it to true: network.http.pipelining.firstrequest = true One that may cause a few problems, so try at your own risk is to create this new boolean param: nglayout.ititialpaint.delay = true (To change settings, just double click on existing items. To make the new ones, right click and select "New -> Boolean", then set the value to "true").