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Slow page loading on internet

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Raffaz, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Hi,
    Ive got 2 pcs. 1 laptop(using wireless) and xp home, and desktop(wired to same AP) using MCE. Ive just done a clean install of my desktop, and ive installed all updates etc. Now when i go online with AOL, it takes a min or so to load a page (it works fine with IE6 tho). The laptop isnt affected at all. The only difference between the machines is the laptop is running mcaffee and the desktop is using kaspersky, ive tried disabling this and that made no difference. Any1 got any other ideas? Cheers

    Mick
     
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  2. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Sorry - I zoned out after that bit...

    :rolleyes:

    AOL sucks so badly its not true - seriously - every time I speak to anyone about Internet problems and they tell me they're using AOL I tell them to ask someone else. I'm not joking here - I've turned down private clients who refused to move away from it.

    I've seen four PCs, bought simultaneously, same manufacturer, same model, installed absolutely identically (factory default - same AV scanner & personal firewall). AOL just absolutely refused to allow one of them to connect to the net at all.

    Rinse it dry and reinstall without AOL
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    I'll second that. I recently replaced a mobo and Cpu for someone and this machine was swift until they put their dreaded software on it!
    It is now the slowest 3Ghz, 1GB DDR in history!

    Si
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Seriously, it cant be that bad... can it? what would be worse? 256k AOL or 56k dial with any other ISP?
     
  5. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Its the first real problem ive had, and ive been using AOL since version 4 lol (i must be one of the exceptions). I only use it coz its one of the only ISPs ive found that arent capped, coz i download alot. Is it possible to take AOL off but still access my AOL emails etc, and if so then how do i do it? Cheers

    Mick
     
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  6. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Just been on to AOL tech, done numerous things like rebuilding adapters and connectivity services etc. Then got told to rebuild RAS, anyone know how to do this? Cheers

    Mick
     
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  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    RAS, as in RRAS? As in Routing and Remote Access?

    I'm sorry, but what the hell are AOL on about? :blink
     
  8. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    can you not set it so that you dont have to use the AOL browser at all. Could you not use IE6 or better still install firefox and have that set up as your default page. Plus what is your HD size have you got a decent amount of space? And when you speak to AOL take what they while thinking of pigs flying over the moon, and youll get more joy. keep us posted on how this hoes
     
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  9. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    According to AOL i need their browser because of the verification checks it does to access my account. I can use ie now, i just cant acces my AOL e mail account. Got plenty of space ive got 4 SATA drives.

    Mick
     
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  10. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Yes thats right, and i was thinkin the same

    Mick
     
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  11. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    One last thing, just in case i cant get this sorted. What UK ISP's are you lot using, and what they like. Its gotta be DSL, and uncapped aswell. Cheers

    Mick
     
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  12. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Demon. So far, so good (2 months in). :)
     
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  13. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Cheek,

    I am serious mate, their software wants to take over your life- it is a nightmare.

    Si
     
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  14. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Raf

    Google is your friend

    First link I searched for shows you how to set up AOL in Outlook so you don't have to use their 'browser'.

    That should get you away from having to use their foistware piece of crap.

    As for the stuff about resetting RAS - surely that was a typo on their part, right? They CAN'T mean RRAS? :blink :blink
     
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  15. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    i dont think AOL can stop you using any browser can they, if they say so then they are talking twoddle. I certainly had no trouble using IE instead of AO helL ( do you like what i dont there lol). At the end of the day your paying them money to provide you with internet access. Im on BT at the mo but im capped to 30 gig a month, and i will be changing soon, think ill try demon Boyce.
     
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  16. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Fella

    If you're in a Telewest area, I'd seriously look at going to cable.

    I've been on their service for five years and have had no problems with it. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of outages I get in a year - and these are usually resolved very quickly.

    Not too sure about NTL - and whether or not they still cap bandwidth - but I know Telewest is uncapped. I'm on their 10Mb package, and am going over to a trial of the new 20Mb one in a couple of months
     
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  17. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    What speed, price, capped/uncapped? Cheers
     
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  18. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Not in a cable area, not sure if i would use it either, Its shared bandwith isnt it?

    Mick
     
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  19. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Cheers for that man, and thats definately what they meant as i checked.

    Mick
     
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  20. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    £19.99 (including VAT) up to 8MB, uncapped, no set-up fee as long as you stay with them 12 months.

    http://www.demon.co.uk
     
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