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#1 djold1

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 04:24 PM

I've been holding off on this in hopes that it was just a temporary glitch. But I am now convinced that something has happened in the last several months that has slowed down the time to load Forum pages and move between pages.

Being an old computer guy I first suspected my computer or the Charter cable connection. I went through and tuned up everythibng, defragged and then worked on the Registry. I checked the firewall & virus checker. Everything looked OK and the other web pages snapped up acceptably fast considering that I have an older 2.8GHz Pentium 4. Charter recently upgraded my service and I have seen a big increase in download speed from other sources so I think the cable and modem and router are alright.

Then I began doing comparisons of the Forum loads vs other web sources like Fox, CNN, Star-Telegram, Google, etc. The Forum is MUCH slower by as much as a factor of 10 times to load. Once a page is loaded, the time between the next page is also very slow. The progress bar tells the tale. It can easily take 30 seconds to get to a page.

It is so slow that I have just started doing other stuff waiting for the Forum to load or to go to a new page.

After all this, it's hard to believe that this is something happening only on my computer. Are others of you having this problem?

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 05:46 PM

Forum works normal for me using AT&T U-verse.

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 07:08 PM

forum works faster than normal using 5 mbps adsl from ATT

Yes I know that ATT U-verse can MAYBE can run up to 13 mbps

Try using this URL to check your ATT internet speed check. [ Click [Rerun Test] button. Then let the speed test run.

Mine says 5.117 mbps download // 658.54 kbps upload

http://helpme.att.ne...x.sbcglobal.net

Please let us know your internet connection speed

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 09:01 PM

Between 9 and 12 mbps download depending up on the speed test you choose. I tried two. Charter has recently (last several months) upgraded almost everyone to speeds that are much higher than the average DSL link

One thing: If the speed on the other standard internet links like CNN, Fox, etc. is normal and consistent, then it is unlikely that the problem is in the wire, modem or router. And if the speed difference shows on just one sample computer then it is unlikely that the computer is discriminating between one web site and another. In the same way it is unlikely that the firewall and/or virus software is discriminating against the Forum site.

I appreciate your replies and comments and hope that someone will come up with something.

Thanks

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:45 AM

Pete, I haven't been around as much lately as I'd like, but when I've been on I haven't experienced unusual slowness. I'll pull up the main page and click through a few links as often as I can for a while and see if I can reproduce any latency.

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 08:55 AM

QUOTE (360texas @ Dec 15 2009, 07:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
forum works faster than normal using 5 mbps adsl from ATT

Yes I know that ATT U-verse can MAYBE can run up to 13 mbps

Try using this URL to check your ATT internet speed check. [ Click [Rerun Test] button. Then let the speed test run.

Mine says 5.117 mbps download // 658.54 kbps upload

http://helpme.att.ne...x.sbcglobal.net

Please let us know your internet connection speed



ATT U-verse - My results: Download = 2.649 Mbps and Upload = 816.65 kbps



#7 John T Roberts

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 08:24 PM

I have been real under the weather this week, so my forum time has been very limited. From what I have seen things are loading normally. I have some upper respiratory bug, but it is not the flu.




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