Online connection turtle-slow
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jan 31 23:46:25 UTC 2009
On 01/31/2009 03:25 PM, NoOp wrote:
> 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.
> Then again...
> 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.
OK. I just tested on another machine (Hardy) by first trying to load
and it took forever. Did as the above instructions, rebooted, made sure
that I had cleared all cache etc., in Fx 3.0.5 and tried the link again;
result is that it came up almost instantly. So, just to be sure that it
wasn't a cache, I tried the same in SeaMonkey (1.1.14 and 2.0.3aPre);
same instant results.
So, give that a try & see if it works for you. *AND* complain to your
bank as the fix indicates a problem on their side.
Note: had you just given us the URL in the first place you would most
likely have had a solution after your first post on the 24th!
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