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To: Redcloak

I have Windows XP, and use Earthlink cable for my internet.


26 posted on 01/17/2010 7:20:39 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

First, make sure that your version of Firefox is up to date. Recent Windows fixes might have broken your installation. Your big problem, however, might be the cable connection. If a few kids in the neighborhood are playing online games, they may be chewing up the available bandwidth on your part of the network. Everything will appear slow if that’s the case.


38 posted on 01/17/2010 7:35:02 PM PST by Redcloak (Error 404: Tagline not found.)
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To: EinNYC
The problem is most likely with Earthlink. They recently did an upgrade to their DNS servers. They have routing problems associated with that up grade but when you talk to “Steve” at Earthlink they won't admit to it. See the following links

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r23586214-Earthlink-DNS-Issues

I had similar problems. My wifes PC would not get out but our Macs could get out albeit somewhat sporadically and slow.
Change your DNS settings to OpenDNS (free at basic level)
Open DNS is 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.222.220
Once I did that problem resolved. Earthlink customer service really sucks and I dread having to talk to them

39 posted on 01/17/2010 7:39:20 PM PST by Polynikes (Haakkaa Paalle)
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To: EinNYC

I had good luck with PC Pitstop Optimize 3.0 from the PC Pitstop website. Please stay away from Finally Fast from the AD on TV, it is useless and should be sued out of existance.
Also, the CCleaner free download can be found on MajorGeeks.com. I use version 2.27.1070 currently, but it’s updating often. Run it just before you shut down every day.


55 posted on 01/17/2010 8:03:58 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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