ibook slow opening websites?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MUCKYFINGERS, Jul 28, 2005.

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    MUCKYFINGERS

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    I noticed sometimes my new updated 14" ibook (512 mb ram) takes a long time to open simple websites like google and gmail and apple.com. i have to hit stop and refresh, and then they open up quickly. is this a common thing or is my ibook defective in a way?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    You should check your internet connection, your router, which browser are you using?
     
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    MUCKYFINGERS

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    Safari.
     
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    ITASOR

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    Slow compared to what? To IE on a PC, yes it is slower. Are you comparing it to a PC or another Mac?
     
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    stridey

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    Your iBook is not the problem. The problem is either your network or your browser (a lot of people report Safari being very slow)
     
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    IJ Reilly

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    I'm seeing this problem a lot lately too. I think it's too easy to blame Safari, which works just fine most of the time. I've also seen connect times to smtp servers taking as long as ten seconds. I had my ISP look into this but to no avail. Oddly enough, I don't see these effects with Airport connections, which theoretically should be slower. I only see it on the wired Ethernet side of the router. Can anybody figure that?

    ADSL, 10.3.9, Snow Base Station.
     
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    Jigglelicious

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    Sounds more like an issue with your internet provider rather than Safari or your iBook.
     
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    Artful Dodger

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    During prime hours Apple.com does take a long time to open but that is the only site that takes its time for me even using Firefox.
     
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    MUCKYFINGERS

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    Macrumors takes awhile for me sometimes. It's mainly google.com, apple.com, and macrumors.com
     
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