Faster Surfing

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by popeye, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. popeye

    popeye Guest

    hi, i have got modem (56) bps is there any way to incres the speed of the internet by using the same modem thanks :) popeye
     
  2. Octopus

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    YEAH! give it Spinach! LOL
    did you try to use Opera for browsing?
    it speeds it a little.
     
  3. oerficus

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    Go for opera!
    IMHO it's faster than IE (never tried Mozilla for long though) plus there is a feature to turn off images. That can increase your speed immensely on pages where you don't necessarily need to see images.

    PS: Opera also has other great features!!!
     
  4. Timeo27

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    You can turn off images in IE as well. Internet Options -> Advanced

    There you can also turn off sounds and movies on webpages.
     
  5. 2z

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    1. Dont have any phones sharing the connection
    2. Call your phone service provider & ask them to increase the gain on your line.
    3. Replace old modem cables

    ;-)
     
  6. oerficus

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    Yep, but turning off images in IE is more complicated and slower (just not practical). You can do itin Opera by just pushing one button or one click...

    Everyone has to find his own favourite browser but how should you find it without knowing the choices?
     
  7. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    If you have two hard drives
    Rather than turn off images
    Move your Temporary Internet Files to the second disk for quicker access

    ;-)
     
  8. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I've done side by side browsing with every major browser.

    some laod faster on start up,

    some strart laoding the pages sooner

    ie is finnished loading the entire page faster then any other browser when compared on my box
     
  9. oerficus

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    Being serious there? if not I didn't get it...
     
  10. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

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    A year ago, i was on dial up. I had a 56K modem, but the phone lines in my area were horrible, so i could only connect at 33.6K. I'd get a MAX download of 3.5kb/s. I would always get booted every 4 hours of connectivity, while doing something important like playing a game, or talking on AIM. I payed $12.95 for the dial up, and I got what I payed for.

    So around the time I got my new computer I also got cable. 2 megabit down, 350 bit up. That's a 250 kb/s downloads. I also get an excelent ping in games, usally 20-70 ms depending on the server, how many people are in it, etc. I'm always on, and in the 5 months I have gotten it there have been 2 times when cable went out in my area, so internet went out too. I pay $42 a month, and I get an excelent internet connection.

    It's really worth it to get DSL or Cable.

    I wouldn't bother with ISDN, it's just a slightly faster 56, you might get a max of 7kb/s downloads
     
  11. 2z

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    Yes I'm being serious
    The disk that XP is installed to is very busy with read & write requests.
    its the same principle as putting the pagefile on a seperate disk
    faster seek times
    :p
     
  12. oerficus

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    Ok, kewl will certainly give it a shot! Let's see how fast the surfing will get...:rolleyes:
     
  13. 2z

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    :D
    bear in mind this is a cache you have to visit the website first & cache its contents then the next you visit the site the page will load a lot quicker
    don't be eager to delete your Temporary Internet Files
    :p
     
  14. oerficus

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    Thx for the hint but... I ALREADY KNEW THAT ;)

    Btw, what about posting this in the "Favourite Tweak"-Thread?
     
  15. 2z

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    good idea
    :p
     
  16. Perris Calderon

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    very good idea...

    twoz...I don't have ttwo drives...could you put a value on the differance in loading a site that's in the cache, as compared to the same thing with the cache on the same drive.?

    also. if you have broadband, I'm not recomending loading sites from the cache...but this is a 56 k tweak...very cool.

    the excellant residual of this tweak is if you have partitions in fat....that being able to defrag this partition everytime you go on the internet
     
  17. 2z

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    Thanx dealer
    The advantage of being on the 2nd disk is the same as the pagefile being on there - less disk activity means faster seek times.

    By the way dealer
    Regardless of your connection no matter how fast - if the file you need is in the cache it will be pulled from there & not downloaded
    therefore this tweak works for every type of connection.

    56k dial-up is so unpredictable its either slow or very slow
    so its not really possible to bench mark the difference with any accuracy
    The difference is BIG though especially on this site
    When the cache is cleared every sig - avatar & button has to be downloaded again
    When these have been cached & you visit the page again the pics are taken from the cache - just leaving the new text to be downloaded.

    A dedicated partition for the Temporary Internet Files wont speed it up BUT it does mean a tidier drive & defragging will be completed in a fraction of the time.

    ;)
     
  18. Perris Calderon

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    very good as far as the sigs, gifs and buttons...nice.

    as far as broadband, what I was talking about is setting the browser to get a new page every visit...that's important if you're not on dial, but if you are on dial, it's important to load from cache.

    I didn't realize the sigs and gifs would come from cache regardless...interesting
     
  19. 2z

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    :D
    I use that setting all the time dealer
    its essential for the forums
    :p
     
  20. Perris Calderon

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    when i'm on dialup, I don't ever load a new page, then when I think there might me new content, I either refresh, (f5), or I get a new window, (control n)..this way, I can do some workl while the new window loads, and I refresh the new window, and keep working while the new window loads