safari is being sloooowwww!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SBik2, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. SBik2 macrumors 6502a

    SBik2

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    its fast on some pages(macrumors,apple,engadget,gizmodo) but thats about it. Flickr loads super super slow. so is BonEcho(newest build of firefox) My airport connection is very good. Any thoughts?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If Safari and Bon Echo are both really slow, then ... there are a few possibilities:

    1) Your wireless is experiencing interference (seem to have this one addressed)

    2) You are experiencing slowness related to IPv6 -- try turning it off in Sys Prefs -> Network -> Airport -> TCP/IP -> Configure IPv6

    3) You are experiencing upstream network slowness because of your ISP. Call them and bitch.

    4) The sites themselves or other parts of the internet are slowed for reasons external to your setup. Quit whining. ;)

    So seriously, (2) is your best bet to actually try....
     
  3. SBik2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok i guess ill call comcast because this is the 2nd time in 2 months this happened to me. They even came and rewired my connection. When i have interference robustness off, its a bit faster. The IPv6 when i changed it, it wouldnt load even compareable to dial up. But only flickr is the only site where its very slow still.

    Thanks for your help
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Flickr did have some trouble recently. They had an issue a couple of days ago where their servers were screwing up their thumbnails and people were getting porn instead of thumbnails of their pics. :eek: So they might be taking servers down for maintenance or changes.

    The IPv6 thing is strange... it really still shouldn't be used very widely on the net, as far as I know. Maybe I'm wrong about that, but if your network connection is slowing down as a result of turning off IPv6, that seems very strange to me. I wonder if something is configured in a strange way in your setup?
     
  5. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    How often do you reboot your cable modem/router? I have Comcast too and I find that my internet connection can slow down by as much as a factor of 10 over time (2-3 days). Immediately after I reboot the modem/router everything goes back to normal.
     

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