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Why does it take SO long to access web pages?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Lord Vader, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Rich

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    Great! I'll put IPv6 back in place. Changing the DNS server to 8888 & 8844 seems to have helped very much. Thanx.

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  2. Getteau

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    Just to add another data point, I see this issue a lot with this site, Huffington Post and Daily Caller (it could be that I hit those 3 sites the most often and they also have the most ads).

    Lately, I have been seeing it a lot on DBSTALK. A few times a day, I'll come to this site and I'll get the top of the web page that shows the Home/Forums/UserCP... tabs and then nothing else for several minutes. 9 times out of 10, when I see the issue, it's because the website is having issues loading the 8 million ad's (I know they are a necessary evil to support the website). I've started placing the domains for the ad sites in my "restricted sites' in AD and it seems to have helped a little. It also seems to have fixed the history issue in IE where the Ad sites take over the history and I can't use the back button.
     
  3. wilbur_the_goose

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    1. See if Google's Chrome browser performs any better.
    2. Do you have a smartphone/tablet that can connect to your home network? How does its speed compare to your PC?

    Check add-ins - many can REALLY slow down a browser.
    Is your Java up to date?
    Did you reimage your disk when you reinstalled Windows?
    Have you defragmented your hard drive?
    How much memory do you have?

    We'll get you there :)
     
  4. scooper

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    Hmm -

    Problem seems to be centered on www.quantcast.com and
    google-analytics.com

    Same issue with Chrome, as well as Firefox, BUT - doesn't seem to be present using Opera .

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. RasputinAXP

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    LOL! Says you. We're been advertising our IPv6 net for over a year and preparing to deploy campiswide this fall.
     
  6. Shades228

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    A private network isn't even a blip on the radar when it comes to adoption of this level of technology. There's no reason to go ipv6 at this point unless you're a company that has an investment in it or you just happen to have your lifecycles setup so that getting all new equipment now was planned and ipv6 support is just a bonus.
     
  7. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    Mostly the second. Our core network was reaching EOL so deploying the IPv6 stuff we had was icing on the cake.
     
  8. Rich

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    Putting in the Google DNS works for a while and then it's back to pages not loading quickly or not loading at all. When it slows up, I've been going back to the DNS page and hitting the Validate check box. Each time I go back that box is unchecked, but the 8888 and 8844 are still there. Each time I go back, the computer loads pages correctly and then slows down again after a while. I must be doing something wrong?

    Rich
     
  9. Shades228

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    There are so many variables it can be just about anything. Is it universal across all sites?

    Try testing the site with http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/ or http://webwait.com/ and see if it's universal.

    The largest issues usually revolve around cache, add ons/extensions, and bad settings. Usually these are due to people wanting to restrict things like ads and scripts. This can cause issues when websites require them to be loaded before loading the final page. Facebook stuff is notorious for slowing down sites especially on older browsers like ie8/7.

    If you use multiple browsers make sure that you use different cache directories.

    You have changed the DNS server in your modem/router correct not just on the computer?
     
  10. Rich

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    I just changed the settings on the router. The problem I have with doing that is the laptop I'm using now is the only one of the six computers in the house that has this problem. If it works, I guess I'll have to change all the computers to the same DNS settings?

    Rich
     
  11. Shades228

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    Your computers should pull the DNS from the DHCP settings on the router so it will update them all unless you have static ips setup or have manually configured everything on those computers.
     
  12. Rich

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    It's probably been a couple years since I switched to static IP addresses and I think all my computers are newer than that, so I should be good. I kinda figured it had something to do with my router, I was staying in a 12 story condominium on the beach in Ocean City, MD a couple weeks ago and I had no problems loading pages on their Wi-Fi setup.

    So, if I were to set up a whole new set of static IP addresses, I'd have to enter the Google DNS into each computer, I assume? Easy enough to do, now that I know how to do it. I really need to reset all my static IP addresses.

    Appreciate all the help, I was lost... :nono2:

    Rich
     
  13. Shades228

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    It's your network but with advancements in DHCP static ip addresses aren't really needed like they were before. At the most I just recommend people go in and reserve the ip of the device they want to keep the same in the router.

    For instance I have my phone as a set ip so that when I ftp into it I don't have to look up the ip. I also reserve couple of computers that need specific port forwarding.

    However for the average user now you can use DHCP and UPNP. While there are some potential security issues with UPNP people are still more likely to be compromised due to their own error than someone initiating an attack designed for UPNP on them.

    So I guess at most I would keep DHCP setup and then just reserve every device you have so it never changes IP's but it will still get all of it's settings from the router. This makes changes easier in the future.
     

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