TL;DR: Here is the summary: I need to reduce max connections on Ubuntu 11.04, preferably system-wide, but at least within Google Chrome. I do not need or want to throttle bandwidth. Verizon seems to care only about the number of connections, so that is all I want to change. Also, I don't want to use Firefox unless I have to. I have three other machines all using Chrome and synced, and I just prefer it over Firefox.
I use tethering for my home internet connection via my Verizon cell phone without paying for it. This works just fine for streaming Netflix via my Nintendo Wii and pretty much every other conceivable use I've had for it. Except, during heavy usage with multiple tabs open on my laptop, the network connection on my phone will just turn off, then on again, then off, but it never fully connects.
I think, based on this answer on Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange and other questions, that this is caused by Verizon getting too many HTTP requests from my phone. Is there some software, script, setting or otherwise that would allow me to throttle my requests to say, 5 or 10 or whatever it turns out is 1 less than Verizon is looking for, so that my cell's network connection is not lost?
I would far prefer a slow down rather than complete shut off of my internet connection. I am almost certain it is from quantity of requests and not related to data, because, as I mentioned, Netflix will run all day without a hitch, and that uses more data than anything else I would be doing. If I had a router, I am pretty sure there are settings I could easily change to allow only so many requests at a time ... but in this case, my phone is my router, so no settings. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 on my netbook with an HTC Incredible on Verizon (not that the phone details are relevant).
I have been trying to figure this out for quite some time. Currently the only fix is ensure that all requests are stopped and then sometimes it works again; other times I have to manually turn my 3G service off and then back on.