[Techtalk] slooow web surfing and many timeouts

Listpig listpig at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 10 16:28:16 EST 2004

I don't know if it applies with DSL, but when we find that netsurfing is
getting seriously boggy with cablemodem, we reboot both the cable modem and
the internal house network router, and that generally cleans it up.
Connection quality seems to tend to degrade over time for some reason I've
never explored, and rebooting gets you back to square one.


On 10/10/04 14:21, "Carla Schroder" <carla at bratgrrl.com> wrote:

> On Sunday 10 October 2004 11:44 am, Raquel Rice wrote:
>> On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 10:12:21 -0700
>> Carla Schroder <carla at bratgrrl.com> wrote:
>>> I'm having a lot of problems web surfing these past few days.
>>> Pages are very slow to load, and often timeout.
>>> Before I go on a big ole troubleshooting spree, is anyone else
>>> experiencing similar problems? Either the whole darned Web is
>>> bogged down, or I have a connection problem closer to home.
>> It generally looks good to me.
>> Like you, I have a faster than average connection.  Once in awhile
>> when I find things are slowing I test the status of my router and
>> find that my provider has a problem.  Perhaps that's your problem
>> too?
> Yeah, it looks like my provider. I have 528/128 DSL. Theoretically.
> Ping times are sux0rs, I'm seeing results like
> 17 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 41% packet loss
> round-trip min/avg/max = 41.8/93.0/533.3 ms
> I tried bypassing my firewall, and direct-connecting from both linux and
> winduhs, with similar results.
> It's an intermittent problem, which adds to the fun. Guess I'll fire up
> ethereal and see what I can capture.

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