Skip to comments.HELP !! (FR only comes up one of every three times I try to go to it.)
Posted on 03/26/2012 2:22:20 PM PDT by ml/nj
Yes, I'm logged in.
Something happened to my computer when I went to some site where I was supposed to be able to view sports events from around the world. Afterward I ran Malwarebytes and Spybot and I think they each got rid of something. I've cleared my cache.
But I'm still having incredible difficulty with FR. This has been going on for more than a week. Google and my email site always come up as does most everything else I go to. When I've tried other computers I never have a problem (except when FR is really down). This is a Windows 7 computer with IE-9. Suggestions to get an Apple Computer or to use Firefox or Chrome will not be appreciated, but other ideas will.
You clicked on a blog.
That mess will jack you up, tell you what.
FR has been a little slow past few hours ,kind of on and off
I don’t think it’s your computer.
I think FR’s servers are getting fuzzy again. I’m getting slow responses to even no responses.
what was the name of the site?
Have you ‘wound back’ on system restore?
I’d make sure you don’t have a virus. run your AV program or better yet build a MS system sweeper thumb drive on a different ,system if you can, and then boot from the thumb drive.
yeah...it’s sorta slow...
I would lose connection while posting...comes and goes
Mine has been slow to load for some time. I just have to wait. I get anxious and try again only to have to start the wait over again. It appears to have gone back to AT and T and then suddenly appears. I am getting more patient!
One more fund drive and new equipment and servers may help.
It’s working OK now, but I was unable to bring up any articles just a little while ago, when I tried. If FR is slow and everything else works, then probably it’s a problem with FR, most of the timee.
I think the FR squirrels, gerbils, and assorted rodents that power the servers are on coffee break right now.
My wife was having the same problem using IE and I had her try Firefox and the problem went away. You could try Firefox and go from there...
Slow for the past couple of days, then no connection several times in the past few hours. Tried IE9, Opera, and Chrome, all with the same results.
I wonder. Do you have difficulty with the English language?
Your computer is probably set to time out of a connection quicker than others. How to fix that... I haven’t a clue.
But that’s what it sounds like to me.
At work, at home, it's the same story. I don't know what's going on with the website but it needs some attention, that's for sure.
I'm not talking about every once in a while. I have to open three or four instances of IE before I get one that hits. When I go to a different computer (all talking to the same IP) I have yet to experience the same problem.
That is the exact same problem my wife was having with IE and nobody else saw the problem on any of the other computers we have here. Maybe you're the one having difficulty with the English language?
Good Lord, people complaining about Freep being slow ...this isn’t Google with all its money!
I think Jim is doing an awesome job!
To all..quit whining and start contributing more. ha.
I’m not seeing any speed or connection problems. Sometimes it seems a little slow, sometimes not so much. Lately I haven’t noticed any difference. Could be a number of things.
I don’t think it is Firefox, as that is what I use exclusively and it is just plain very slow to refresh or initially get on.
I have frequently counted to 15 or 20 before FR comes refreshes.
I have tested this with my Samsung 10” tab...that is virtually instantaneous.
I have tested this with my Sprint EVO android phone, both in 3G or 4G, again much faster than my desktop.
My desktop is modern, my net connection thru cox cable is very fast (my tab & phone use my in house wireless connection).
This has bothered me for many, many months and I have started a thread (but not completed) many time to try to explain this.
It appears other Freepers have the same/similar problem!
It just took 12 seconds to refresh my response after hitting post/post!
I'm not complaining about FR being slow. I'm having a problem with one of my computers, which just happens to be the one I use the most often. I thought maybe some clever FReeper might have a suggestions for me. But sadly, I mostly gotten responses like yours.
If it were some problem with FR being slow, it would also slow on my other computers. Duh!
Are you logged in as yourself?
I have to congratulate you for having the first post on this thread which actually addresses my initial post.
And since you asked, I was looking for a UVa basketball game which wasn't being shown where I live but I knew was on down in Virginia.
So no, it's not just you, any bugs you might've picked up notwithstanding.
He says he is timed out and doesn’t know where he put the timer control.
I was tresponding to the people who were yammering about “Freeeper seems slow again today.” not your personal computer problems, which I hope you can get fixed.
For that you insult me twice. Nice.
I don't know how John Robinson handles incoming requests. That is, he might be running verifications against the HTTP user agent info. Mine looks like this:
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0Some people code to parse that info and depending on what the parsers return, take certain action. That could be it or something else entirely.
Hey @$$hat! For a guy who doubled down, insulted ME, and admits that he didn't read all of the six line post (depending upon your window size) that is the basis of this thread, I think you need to look elsewhere for entertainment. You could have just apologized when it became obvious to you that you had made a mistake, and that would have been the end of it, but you didn't. Maybe you would be happier on some lib site?
How long does it take just to refresh the page without posting a comment? For me it takes about 1-2 seconds.
So far you've asked if I had difficulty with the English language and you've called me peabrain and @$$hat.
Maybe you'll have a better day tomorrow.
Well, thanks for your hopes. (Honestly, I've had enough Hope for a while, but that has nothing to do with you.)
But I addressed my comment to you because you addressed your comment to me. That's how things work here.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice. -or-
Jim Thompson, Jim Thompson, Jim Thompson!
FR certainly has it’s moments. Believe the quarterly fundraiser goal was upped and met last time with the idea of replacing servers at some point. I don’t think anything of consequence has actually been done in some time, it’s operating on a wing and a prayer. Just my opinion.
Do you have Norton? Dump it. Completely off your system...
Nope. Haven't had any Norton stuff (for more than a half hour anyway with a new computer) since the Norton Utilities for DOS. They were pretty useful. But thanks for trying to come up with something that I might have wrong on my computer here.
I too have had enough “hope and change”..ha/
the internet is great, but I too get sooo frustrated when I have a hard time naivgating even the most seemingly simple things, and then out of nowhere I get jammed up.
I am sorry if I offended you. Things are getting tense all over this country, and the stress sometimes gets to me. That’s an explanation, not an excuse, for me popping off sometimes on Freeper.
OK...I’ll make another donation! LOL
I did not mean to complain...just explain what I have learned, to wait for it to load, and not cancel my own effort.
You are right...They do an awesome job and that is why I have been here and active for so many years!
It involved making the "ReceiveTimeout" setting for Internet Explorer larger. I couldn't find this by searching the IE Help, but there is a registry setting for it. The registry key is HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\InternetSettings\ReceiveTimeout
On my machine and configuration, at least, it had a default setting of 10 seconds. (The value itself is specified in milliseconds so it was 0x2710 = 10,000.) I changed it to 30 seconds and now FR almost always comes up, albeit after 25 seconds or so but at least it comes up.
(I do not regularly have this problem with other websites.)
When I was little my eyes were bright green, but now that I’m a little older they’re more aquamarine. Weird.
As they say around here: lighten up Francis/Frances
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