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I am using IE on a DSL connection that is usually pretty fast. ONLY when I visit this board or Viking's board, it takes up to a minute for pages to load. UBB chat is also troublesome.

I have also visited the boards through IE on a T1 at work, and netscape through a dial-up ISP at 56K. No problems in both cases.

So could the problem be with my DSL ISP? Or my browser settings on this machine?

I know zip about computers and the internet, but I know that a lot of you guys out there have much expertise. I am hoping one of you can steer me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance!

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I dont have a problem either. Here or on the nanapong ubb. The nanapong ubb might well be a little slower than here because of the features that i have added. More images and attachments. USV the chat that i installed is not UBB which has no integrated chat its a PHP chat program which seems to get bogged down a little during peak useage hours in Australia. Always working on upgrades so keep dropping in.

Cheers.

Viking.

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This flippin' board never ceases to amaze! The three guys I was looking to hear from all checked in with answers. Took me a while to find them since Marcel (rightly) moved the thread. Still having a tough time finding my way around here...

DB,

I am still paying for dial-up as well as DSL, so I will try dial-up from the same machine to determine if it's the isp, browser or computer. Regarding paying for two service providers, I'm not rich, but please keep in mind that I paid monthly subscriptions to thaipussy.nu for a long time just to access their FREE message board! And got spammed to no end as a result :=(

Zthsiws,

I will definately try out your suggestion. I originally selected my ISP (surfcity.com) based on dsl reports after meeting a netscape lost tribesman who turned me on to the site. Plus I like the email address bra ;)

Vik,

I'm on the trusty dial up from my laptop now, as my daughter is watching DVDs on her computer - the problem one. The only problem with dial up, despite the filters I've installed, is that it is also unusually slow because of the DSL connection. But that is another issue. It's still faster on chat and UBB than the DSL. I will see you on chat today if I can only hang in there for two more hours. Saturday is my golf/drinking day and I am already a good ten drinks worse for wear. Let's hope I don't spill my vodka/tonic and waste another keyboard like last week :-) Oh, shit it would be my whole laptop this time...

Thanks much guys!

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Before you install another browser or start messing with your registry you can do two thing that don't require radical intervention. One you can go to the control panel for your NIC and turn off full duplex mode. If things improve dramatically you probably have a bad NIC. Since you are experiancincing the problem with specific hosts it is probably a routing issue. Go to www.tu-cows.com and look in the networking section for a tool that alls you to do a traceroute. Often times the speed or slowness you perceive are routing issues along the way. From my computer in Jakarta traffic to nanaplaza.com is routed through 4 att hosts in sf then to alter.net in stockton. Things really slow down at alter.net in NY and Boston before finally coming back in my direction to samui.th.net in Thailand, 21 hops all together. Save a routing problem, a bad NIC and the problems the others described, poor performance that is seemingly arbitrary and difficult to reproduce may be a sign of "windoze plaque."

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Brother Gede,

I haven't had the time to try all the tips above, but I did update my registry. It improved from something like 350kbps to 646kbps, according to dslreports.com.

I also traced the route to nanaplaza.com and it makes more than a dozen stops, but the nanaplaza pages do not load slowly, only the ubb pages. Sama sama nanapong site vs. nanapong ubb.

Sounds like a bad NIC could well be the problem, so I will play with the duplex as you suggest. Now, if I could just get my daughter off her computer for a moment to fix these things!

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Originally posted by USVirgin:

I also traced the route to nanaplaza.com and it makes more than a dozen stops, but the nanaplaza pages do not load slowly, only the ubb pages. Sama sama nanapong site vs. nanapong ubb.

Sounds like a bad NIC could well be the problem, so I will play with the duplex as you suggest. Now, if I could just get my daughter off her computer for a moment to fix these things!

Thanks.
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Please don't buy any hardware on my advice, I only mention a bad NIC as a possibility. Not to mention the fact that I do not normaly use MS Windows. Since the problem is only with two UBB pages you may try going to some other boards and see if the problem is reproducable. Go to the infopop page for referals or try http://www.google.com/search?q=ultimatebb.cgi&btnG=Google+Search. If you find a few that produce the same results you might also try turning off automatic image loading in IE. I don't normally use IE but I have seen IE for windoze have problems bringing up the web-based control panel for Lynksys DSL routers, the e-smith server and, netmax servers. In each case IE was having trouble loading one or several of the images on a web page. Now that I think of that I have had the same problem with IE for macs with some graphics we had done for us at a place I was working. In the case of the macs it was spefically with PNG images (*.png).

Your computer may already have Netscape so try that. Netscape has certainly not kept up with IE in features, but it does seem to be pretty good at displaying images that suffer from premature end of file (EOF).

My best advice is that usually the least amount of intervention solves the problem. So keep that in mind before you install a new NIC or reformat your hard drive and do a clean install of Windose.

As for the problem being with your daughters computer you may want to hunt down a thread about a year ago about a fellow who had an "issue" (I think he was from California so thats the proper word) with his daughter over him visiting the nanaplaza forum for sanuk advice.

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Pak Gede,

I am at said computer now, only for a few more minutes, as I have to go to work.

I toyed with the duplex settings on my linksys NIC. That wasn't the problem. Also the device manager said everything was fine so I set it back to autodetect.

Now laugh.gif" border="0 , along the lines of what DB was suggesting, I am logged on using IE with AOL as the ISP, but still via DSL, not dial-up. Varooom - we're going fast now!!!

The trace route, of course, is the same. So could the problem be my browser settings (as IE seems to be configured differently for AOL)???

I am happy to be able to access the board from this location, even if I have to use AOL. I despise it, but my kid loves it.

This discovery should narrow down the problem, no? Appreciate any further suggestions from you guys.

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P.S. My daughter is okay with me being on these boards. She's known I'm a sicko for a long time, and it ain't porn, as long as we're not on Delphi. wink.gif" border="0

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DB,

<Huh? I'm not following you -- if you're still using DSL and the tracert is the same, then how is AOL the ISP?

Do you actually mean that you are using the AOL browser rather than the copy of IE you were using previously?>

I opened AOL and logged on using TCP/IP. The brower, as you know, looks totally different. At a glance, the trace looked the same, at least it was routed through my DSL ISP.

<Where did you get your copy of IE? Did it ship with the machine? >

I can't recall what version it is, but it was shipped with the machine more than a year ago. I imagine IE 5.5 may be newer, and I could try that, or netscape which I prefer anyway.

Regarding your observation, I have noticed the same slow page loading using IE from my office. Sometimes I have to refresh to fully load the page. That dosen't happen on my super slow dial-up connection at home, using netscape.

Thanks for the info.

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USVirgin

using DSL w/IE out of the UK and everything's OK here, no slowdown whatever. sounds like it's your end. don't know if there's much you can do about the DSL ISP. look at your browser settings first

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