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Adjust Internet Explorer Timeout

By: Arie Slob

Some users find that Internet Explorer 4 will time out after 5 minutes. This happens for example while you are waiting for a CGI script to finish. You will get one of these error messages:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer error 10060 connection timed out.
  • Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site <Web address>. The operation timed out.


This problem is addressed in Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1. To resolve this problem:

  1. Install Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1. To obtain Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1, please visit Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web site
  2. Start the Registry Editor
  3. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ InternetSettings
  4. Select New > DWORD from the Edit menu
  5. Call it ReceiveTimeout with a data value of <number of seconds>*1000

    For example, if you want the timeout duration to be 10 minutes, set the ReceiveTimeout data value to 600000 (600 * 1000)

  6. Restart your computer