Have you tried another browser?<br><br>No... I've tried three different browsers. The exact same problem regardless of browser used. ALL behave the same way. That's why it seems logical to assume this is a Mac OS networking-related problem, or some other software-related issue.<br><br><br> You have given it a reboot, right? Seriously.<br><br>Oh yeah. Matter of fact, I give it a "you" after each thing I try... regardless of a required "reboot" or not.<br><br>Thanks<br><br>droog<br><br>
Let's recap.<br><br>1) This problem affects only one machine on your network. The other 3 Macs are fine.<br><br>2) ALL browsers display the same slowness.<br><br>Like Reboot said, hope you rebooted. If you haven't done so, I'd do a complete shutdown as well. <br><br>I know this sounds totally off the wall. Is there some app that could be sucking your broadband? I know iChat AV can really slow down browsing speed. Have you used something like Limewire or a Bit Torrent lately? Is there something in your Start Up items that could use broadband?<br><br>Having asked the nonsense above.<br><br>3) You say only browsing is affected. <br><br>I'm stumped.... I'll leave this to the experts. <br><br><br><br><br>
Maybe you need to flush.<br><br>In Mac OSX Leopard, you can use the command dnscacheutil -flushcache to flush the DNS resolver cache:<br><br>dnscacheutil -flushcache<br>In Mac OSX versions 10.5.1 and before, the command lookupd -flushcache performed the same task:<br><br>lookupd -flushcache<br><br>The cache is usually flushed when you reboot but it's worth a try. Also you said you ran maintenance but try anyway.<br><br>You say you did try another user?<br><br>Can you put a good machine into target disk mode and use it's HD to boot the bad machine to eliminate a hardware issue, but since it gets good download speed, just the lag, probably not, but worth a check.<br><br>------>#1 - JD's Trivia game<br><br>------>#2 - MM-MCF Trivia game
That's what I was thinking. It's some kind of DNS resolving problem.<br><br>Many folks use OnyX to help with their system maintenance. I've used it with success to flush out all the caches. It does appear to help with system performance.<br><br>It's free so worth a try.<br><br>
Sounds like DNS to me too, but one thing I didn't see mentioned here: have you checked Activity Monitor, for either unexpectedly busy processes, or else unexpected net traffic?<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
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The irritating pause before downloads commence is also evident when attempting to load web pages<br><br>That sounds like a DNS resolve issue. Have you tried changing IP numbers in the DNS server settings in Network Prefs? Reboot furnished me some that significantly sped things up when I had similar problems. Haven't had a problem since.<br><br>
Are your download speeds as bad as your browsing speeds? Because, remember, my d/l speeds are not affected... ONLY browsing! Weird, huh? <br><br><br>The exact same thing here with me Droog. I went to my speed measuring sites and got the same high fantastic readings I always do. The DNS problem is probably the culprit. Therefore, I do not believe the brand of APort station matters or even not an Airport as my kids have a Belkin and were experiencing the same thing across town. [Comcast there too] They haven't dealt with their problem at all, as of yet.<br><br>I read several sites with a lot of links so I would just click them all for their own new tab and as they completed loading, then read. Some would time out, being so slow! But I could read the forum that way a lot better. <br><br>I'm still not using the APX as I don't want to screw things up before I get enough time to deal with it all at once.<br><br>Good luck<br><br>Kate<br><br><br>To those who've offered all the other suggestions of things to delete, flush, reset, etc., if I do NOT use APX, but connect directly to the DSL modem, I get normal, speedy surfing [clicking on links]. No need to do all that other stuff -- just not use APX.<br><br>Again, with APX and slow link loading responses, a Speed test produces the same fast upload/download numbers. <br><br>I know I have to get busy and hook up the APX and put in different DNS numbers to either confirm that solution or exclude that as the problem. I will do that. I will do that. Going out to sand and paint now <br><br><br><br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by starmillway on 10/01/08 12:47 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Get a load of this Speed.com test I just did! Fastest I've ever got! 12:52 p.m. PDT<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>So for historical purposes [I'll need a place to go back to if I screw up things trying to use my APX again], here are shots of sys prefs:<br><br><br><br><br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by starmillway on 10/01/08 01:10 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Remove that 126.96.36.199 from the prefs, then hit Apply before changing the Airport DNS (Domain Name Server) settings. <br><br>Hmm, with 188.8.131.52 in there you shouldn't be having DNS issues at all, Airport or not. Your computer should be looking to that first, if it can't find anything there it then uses the router's DNS, or if you entered nothing in the router (Airport) it will use the default Comcast DNS.<br><br>184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 is Level 3 (used to be Sprint) DNS servers. I think I had you enter that at one time.<br><br>If the DNS doesn't work, try resetting the Airport to factory settings, then set it back up.<br><br>------>#1 - JD's Trivia game<br><br>------>#2 - MM-MCF Trivia game
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