I read on AskDaveTaylor.com that tweaking a few Firefox config settings will speed it up. Specifically, he
says that setting network.http.pipelining, and network.http.proxy.pipelining to true, and network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to 20 will do the trick. Has anybody had any luck trying any of these tweaks?
Dave Taylor also recommended reading the following forum on mozillazine.org