[Novalug] browser/network responsiveness
jonwrose at verizon.net
jonwrose at verizon.net
Sat Oct 3 09:49:13 EDT 2009
The way I have it set up is, I have cat 6 from the ont to my firewall, linux box. I have all other machines, including the verizon router, hanging off an unmanaged switch. My firewall also hands out ip addresses to my machines. then the coax runs from the verizon router to the rest of the house. All set top boxes get the needed ip addresses and all the need information they need. So, I now get responsive browsing plus the set top box information.
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From: Jon LaBadie <jon at jgcomp.com>
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2009 00:38:23
To: NOVALUG<novalug at calypso2.tux.org>
Subject: Re: [Novalug] browser/network responsiveness
On Fri, Oct 02, 2009 at 07:37:15PM +0000, jonwrose at verizon.net wrote:
> Are you using the router provided by verizon? If so, that is your problem. Once I switched the verizon router behind my firewall, the sluggishness of the browser the problem went away.
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
I've heard it is pretty crappy. The definite problem I have had is limited memory
for things like assigned IP addresses for my local systems.
Mail me off-list if you think this is too OT.
Do you get your TV signal via Fios as well? If so, do you connect the Verizon
router off a switch in order to get the TV program guide etc?
My current router is fed from the outside box with both a coax and a cat-5 lead
and each of my "set-top-boxes" get an IP via DHCP from the Verizon router on its
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon LaBadie <novalugml at jgcomp.com>
> Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 15:21:46
> To: NOVALUG<novalug at calypso2.tux.org>
> Subject: [Novalug] browser/network responsiveness
> About a week ago I had did some troubleshooting of my
> brother-in-law's iMac. Turns out he was networked to
> some neighbor's unsecured wireless net rather than his
> own. When I got him hooked up to his own network and
> using his Comcast cable connection I had a chance to
> be impressed by the responsiveness of the browser
> (?safari?). Most pages just snapped into view with
> little or no delay.
> My house is served by Verizon's Fios. I see quite
> high download speeds of large downloads. However,
> my browser experience is quite poor compared to what
> I briefly saw with the iMac at my relatives'.
> In contrast to a new page snapping into place fully
> rendered, there is typically an initial delay and
> slower rendering taking place in noticable stages.r
> Also many (most?) pages don't quite complete. The
> status bar at the bottom of Firefox shows it to be
> a sliver short of complete and the message says
> "waiting for x.y.z". This often takes 10 or more
> seconds to complete and sometimes never does.
> The problem appears on all the several systems I use
> at home. A WinXP wired directly to the router/switch
> and using Firefox or IE, my desktop running Fedora 9,
> wired long distance to the same router through another
> switch and using Firefox, a VirtualBox WinXP on that desktop
> using FF, IE, or Chrome, and a laptop connected wirelessly
> running Ubuntu Jaunty and FF or sometimes Konquer.
> The problem is not underpowered systems; for example the
> desktop is a dual core, 3GHz, 4GB box. And I've tried
> the supposedly faster 3.5.x version of FF with no change
> in the initial or final delays.
> I suspect some sort of network problem/setting.
> Any ideas?
> Jon H. LaBadie jon at jgcomp.com
> JG Computing
> 12027 Creekbend Drive (703) 787-0884
> Reston, VA 20194 (703) 787-0922 (fax)
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12027 Creekbend Drive (703) 787-0884
Reston, VA 20194 (703) 787-0922 (fax)
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