First off, I'm not exactly an amateur with computers. This problem really has me stumped and it makes my MBP almost worthless for accessing the web, at all. My 3g phone is faster. So I'm browsing the web on my Retina (mid2012) MBP using Chrome and I'm getting horribly slow response time. I'll open a link and it'll take 45 seconds to 5 minutes to open. It's really ridiculous. Switching to Safari, I see the same issue. I open up a command line and start pining one of Google's DNS servers as a quick test to see if I'm dropping packets either from my wireless or my cable modem. No dice, everything looks good there. I fire up my RDP client and remote desktop into my PC in the basement and try visiting the same sites. They all pop up in a couple seconds. I grab the wife's iPad and try the same sites... no issues at all. I've tried: repairing permissions, zapping pram, re-installing Chrome, updating my router's (Buffalo factory DD-WRT) firmware, everything I can think of. Nothing seems to resolve the issue. It appears to me that the issue only presents itself n my home network, and sporadically starts working normally again. Seems isolated to my MBP. Any ideas would be appreciated.