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Windows 7: Hosts File

04 Sep 2012   #11
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Here's what Wikipedia says about Hosts files:
hosts (file) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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05 Sep 2012   #12
Injust

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, I saw that :P
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05 Sep 2012   #13
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Unless you're in a situation in which your specific DNS server is extremely slow, the DNS request and response is an exponentially small fraction of the entire web page fetching process. If all of your pages lag and take time to load, that is most likely more of a bandwidth issue than a DNS issue. However, to rule it out, change your DNS server to something else like UltraDNS or Google's DNS server and see if that helps any.
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05 Sep 2012   #14
Injust

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, I'm using Google DNS, and I have tons of bandwith, but still lagging :P
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05 Sep 2012   #15
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

What security software are you running? Antivirus, firewall?
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05 Sep 2012   #16
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Browser plugins? Maybe you can describe the lag a bit more in depth as that's a very subjective term.
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05 Sep 2012   #17
Injust

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
What security software are you running? Antivirus, firewall?
Just Microsoft Security Essentials. And just Windows Firewall :P
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05 Sep 2012   #18
Injust

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Browser plugins? Maybe you can describe the lag a bit more in depth as that's a very subjective term.
K, took many screenshots of "aboutlugins" and edited them into one


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05 Sep 2012   #19
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Since you are using Chrome, it defiantly is not a DNS issue, Chrome maintains its own DNS cache. It also prefetches DNS records before you use them.
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06 Sep 2012   #20
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Can you describe in specific detail what the situations are in which the lag occurs and what exactly you're interpreting as lag? Basically walk us through every step of what happens.
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