Re: Bizarre web access problem solved
- From: Gnarlodious <gnarlodious@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 14:47:37 GMT
I've been noticing increasingly slow page loading over the past several
months. This happens with Access Points I have used for years as I move
around a lot. It seems to be DNS problems, since adding a DNS address in the
Network Prefpanel solves the problem.
I believe what is happening is that my Mac asks for a page address but the
ISPs default DNS server does not respond. You can wait 30 seconds, a minute
or 2 minutes waiting for a reply before it times out and gets the DNS from
It may be a problem with certain broadband modems. Not real sure.
Entity lp uttered this profundity:
Some time ago I posted here looking for help about some really strange
problems on my mac. Certain sites were dead slow, like 4 minute load times
for the initial page and every click deeper into these sites also took
forever. Also some sites would just absolutely not load, just blank pages
with no errors whatsoever. But then the same site would load promptly under
VPC on the same mac or my Atari hooked to the same lan sitting right next to
After trying every possible fix suggested here, every mac browser ever made,
gobs of web searching for tips, cache cleaners, and other things, even
reinstalling, etc. nothing solved it. And the problem was on 2 macs now, as
my shiny new G5 exhibited the same issues right out of the box.
I had my neighbor connect his laptop, it also began to exhibit these
problems. So what's the odds of 3 different macs, all different models with
different OSX versions having the same problems? That's when I started to
suspect the ISP.
In the end a new IP from my ISP solved it. They have no clue why. The only
thing different is the subnet they moved me to. There is something quite
screwy going on with that particular subnet I was on!
Many thanks to the ones that did respond to my posting, although it's
obvious now nothing I could have done would have solved it.
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