"Steve Grosz" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Why is IE so darn slow when it comes to connecting to web sites, and
> downloading. Currently we have a AMD 64-bit processor running at about 2
> gig, and 1 gig of memory so that shouldn't be the problem.
> What can I do to improve the IE performance? And switching to Mozilla
> the best way to go right now.... in case anyone is going to suggest
This is a connection issue and there are a lot of factors on both sides.
One factor can simply be a lot of traffic, another, if you are a cable
subscriber might be too many connections in your area at one time and still
another might be the overall popularity of the sites. There are also
various security and content options that MIGHT be a factor as the delay may
have something to do with the browser checking for authentication of options
for which such authentication is required. You can find those options under
Internet Options in Control panel.
Other things that can impact browsing are various applications. Depending
upon settings, your antivirus might be an issue as it may be set to check
something that is causing a delay. Your firewall can be an issue,
especially if it has its own firewall as some setting there may be the
In terms of overall traffic, you can try pinging various websites to see if
there are delays and/or how many hops are necessary just to get to a site
and check response times. This can be done from the command prompt which
you can reach by typing cmd and pressing enter in the search or run box on
the Start Menu. If you are uncertain how, do a Google search on how to
ping. The steps described to open the command prompt will differ based on
OS but what you do at the prompt will be the same regardless.
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