Online connection turtle-slow
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jan 31 23:25:46 UTC 2009
On 01/31/2009 08:13 AM, Jim Kvarnberg wrote:
> Thank you guys for trying to help me with the slowness problem of
> connection with online banking and other websites that requires my login
> sign and password. I still want to stick to using the FireFox Web
> browser because before Ubuntu 8.04 (now 8.10), I had no problem. I
> tried some different Linux based web browsers such as SeaMonkey and
> Epiphany Web Browser. Still the same problem. I assumed that the
> updates or security buildup were hard on them trying to get in
> connection with my computer. The statement at the bottom bar,
> "Transferring data from www.txn.banking.XXXXX..." been there for a long
> time say several minutes or so before it finally came on. Does this
> ring a bell?
Seems that others are having problems with their site as well:
[be sure to look at the next few pages as well]
I'd complain to your bank.
Well this is your lucky day. I have the same bank and the same problem.
Here is the fix:
sudo gedit /etc/sysctl.conf
add this to the very bottom of the page:
# PC Financial Website Fix
net.ipv4.tcp_window_scaling = 0
save the file and reboot; problem solved.
The actual command should be:
gksu gedit /etc/sysctl.conf
Note: I've not tried it as I don't want to reboot on this machine for
awhile. I'll try it on another in a while.
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