IE vs Firefox...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ShepsCrook, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Why would IE be loading websites extremely slow or not at all when firefox pulls them up quickly. Both are on the same machine. Using a wireless network.

    Compaq Presario 2100 (AMD)
    Broadcom 54g wireless
    Linksys 54G router with Mac address filtering
    It's a fresh install of Windows, SP2 was installed seperately because I couldn't update it through windows update because of the wireless issues.

    Any solutions?
     
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    Did you try to clean your temp internet files and such out ?? Get crap cleaner, run it, then try it again. If that don't work, then it could be the settings.
     
  3. zeke_mo

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    Do you have any antivirus installed or maybe a toolbar in IE that might be checking the page before it loads?
     
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    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    I had nothing for Antivirus, and it was a fresh install of windows. Now I've installed Nod32
     
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    Do you use an ISP assigned DNS or do you use your own?
     
  6. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    heh.. i get the opposite actually. FF loads pages roughly 5 secs slower that on IE for me, though once it has loaded a few pages the rest of them usually loads up as normal.
     
  7. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    the thread title is misleading BTW... will suck in the fanboys...

    BUT to your problem - is this IE7? I am guessing not...

    One thing to try - Opera, how does that do?

    Generally though - check all your options and settings, espeically cache wise - that is my prime suspect. And which have you set as default BTW?

    [edit]is this why :p[/edit]
     
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  8. ShepsCrook

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    I have FF set as the default. And it's not a matter of seconds. It's a matter of minutes or not connecting to sites at all. I have to load sites over and over again for it to be able to finally pull a page up. After that I'm **** outta luck for going further.
     
  9. pluto

    pluto OSNN Addict

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    I experience this problem too sometimes but its the other way round. Sometimes even Opera gets laggy.
     
  10. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I moved this thread to Windows Applications as it really has nothing to do with security.

    I think a Hijackthis log may be a good next step, as well as flushing out all temp/cache files, and resetting web settings. Those are all specific to IE and obviously wouldn't effect FF or Opera.
     
  11. ShepsCrook

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    I meant to do the FF vs IE thing so it would get some more traffic.