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Windows 7: Slow Internet Browsing Problem

02 Jan 2010   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium, 7 Ultimate, Vista Home Premium, Windows XP Pro, Liniux Ubuntu 9.10

Look to upadate your modem drivers.

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24 Jan 2010   #32

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
same problem


I have the same problem, and I tried everything above.

It's not the router. I'm directly on modem.

Fast downloads, VERY slow browsing.
I have to stop p2p (like soulseek, DC++, ...) to get back fast browsing

Anyone found the solution?

Thank you,
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24 Jan 2010   #33

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

and it's not related to download/upload speed.
Only one small connection in the p2p is enough to kill browsing speed.
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31 Jan 2010   #34

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fyogi1 View Post
To me it seems there is some kind of throttling windows it doing. Because all browsers stall at trying to fetch new information from webpages. Pages I frequent load faster than new pages. I will post my results from my testing.
I have the exact same problem. Firefox says "Waiting for" for 0-3 seconds (the same thing with Chrome and IE), but download speeds maxes out my 50mbit/s connection. Before I upgraded to win7 I ran XP which didn't have these problems. I'm using Win7 64, with a wired gbit connection to an onboard Realtek RTL8111B adapter with drivers from 2009-12-18. I had the same problem with a vanilla win7 installation (so no firewall or antivirus for sure).
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01 Feb 2010   #35

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

There was torrent uploads on my girlfriend's computer.
At start I knew it was upload causing the issue, but forget my girlfriend's torrent tool.
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01 Feb 2010   #36


Check out this page.
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07 Feb 2010   #37

windows 7 64bit
slow browsing fix

hi guys, ihave been having troubles with this for a couple of days and another forum thread put onto the idea of resetting the browser defaults (using the internet options) from the control panel, goto the advanced tab, hit the reset button, start ie8 and and it asks you the same start up questions again and say no to the compatability functions, addins etc and then all browsers seem to work fine again
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11 Feb 2010   #38

Windows 7 Ultimate

I have a similiar issue: My browsers stall out when I try to load any sites with generated thumbnails; i.e. Google image search, Ebay, Picasa, .etc. On occasion it will work fine for a few minutes but 99% of the time it hangs after loading the text and only gives me empty frames. I'm an artist and this sucks in a big way.
This is a cross browser issue in Firefox 3.0, Firefox3.6 (primary browsers), Chrome and IE. 8.
I have no problem downloading torrents , playing video/audio streams or loading most websites, including images.
What I've tried so far:
Toggled firewall on/off
Toggled antivirus on/off
Reset modem
Family Filter off
Updated all drivers
Toggled IPV6, Topology Discovery, different flow control settings in network settings
Toggled auto tuning levels in TCP (current=highlyrestricted), set congestion control to ctcp, enabled ECN
Reset IE8
Various Browser settings & tweaks

I'm using a Pirelli DRG-A124G WiFi modem/router (supplied by ISP) with no apparent firewall, 2 PC's with cable connections:
PC1: AMD 64 X2 Dual 5200+, 4gb RAM, Win7 Ultimate x64
PC2: AMD 64 3200+, 2gb RAM, Win7 Ultimate x32
Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows firewall

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15 Feb 2010   #39


Same problem here.

Download speed is fine but browsing is forever slow. I've found my connection gets stuck during upload, both when sending emails and browsing. Even trying to upload a 119kb picture for this post was impossible. There was no problems when I ran Win7 RC with the exact same hardware. There are no problems on my other computer.

Windows 7 pro 32-bit (build 7600)
AMD Phenom II X2 550
4GB Corsair PC1600 DDRIII RAM
Microsoft Security Essential
Google Chrome
Connected to my modem via cable

What I've done:
Ran the speed test at several times (after each thing that I've done):
Ping: 4-5 ms
Download: 14-20 Mbps
Upload: never starts, keep saying "preparing upload test"
(on my other computer the specs are 10 ms, 15 Mbps, 2 Mbps via wireless)
Uninstalled MSE, tested connection without luck, then reinstalled MSE
Fiddled around with TCP global parameters, so that they are similar to Mojo's post
earlier in this thread. No joy.
Tried IE8. Still no joy.

Hope you can help 'cos it's really a pain in the neck.
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16 Feb 2010   #40


Fixed the problem myself. Had forgotten that I was connected to my cable modem via a router. Out of sight out of mind, right? Once I restarted my router everything was just fine.
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