Keeping the setting connects the software to your default Internet settings.
You can change those by opening the Control Panel and selecting "Internet Options".
Use proxy server
You can connect to the internet via a proxy server.
Connect time out - Connection time out, the default setting is at 30 seconds.
Connect retry delay - Connection retry delay, if the first attempt fails is set by default at 10 seconds.
Connect retry count - Connection retries, if the first attempt fails is set by default at 5.