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Why So Slow?

10/03/2012 8:16 AM

So I am a bit short on the technology of the internet and links. So my question is why do some of the links to threads on CR4 immediately pop to the thread and others sit and "spin" and never go there when clicked upon? (not just a CR4 thing - I have similar problems with links to other sites - no compaint against CR4, I just want filled in on what is happening here)

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Re: Why So Slow?

10/03/2012 8:41 AM

Do you have an example of this happening?

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10/03/2012 8:53 AM

Under Electrical Engineering the thread Coil Voltage Specification by adityaEI I can not get to at the present time. The thread immediately below it in the forum list works fine. Last week I did a thread entitled Ghosts in the Light. When I would get an email from CR4 saying there was a new response, clinking on the thread link in the email would not get me to it. I had to go to the Electrical Engineering forum and find the thread to get to it. Again, I do not suspect CR4 has a problem - I suspect I do, but know too little about this subject to analyze the problem and solve it.

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10/03/2012 8:59 AM

Yeah, I just had the thread load up lickity split on my end. As Anonymous Hero pointed out, the website undergoes varying amounts of traffic throughout the day, so that could be one factor. Still, it never hurts to bring these kind of things to our attention. We had some server problems a week or so back that caused the whole website to crash down, but have fixed it since then.

Anyways, if it's an issue on your end, a quick little test is to check your connection to the interwebs (or as I like to call it, the blagosphere). Here's the website I typically use http://speedtest.net/

Note: I'm not certain if it works outside the US or not

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10/03/2012 9:04 AM

It works - results:

Ping 29ms

Download 7.20Mbps

Upload 22.65Mbps

note that this problem occurs on other sites also, not just CR4.

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10/03/2012 9:08 AM

The upload/down load numbers look wrong.

You should be able to receive data much faster than you send it.

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10/03/2012 9:12 AM

It almost looks to me like he flipped the numbers around.

Is anyone else sharing the internet? If another computer (or yours) is in the process of downloading things from the blagosphere, or uploading data onto the interblag, it can be a serious hindrance to your ability to cruise the webweb.

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10/03/2012 9:18 AM

Ran it again - similar results - Download 5.08 Mbps / Upload 20.98 Mbps

Blagosphere - cute. Yes - that link works.

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10/03/2012 8:47 AM

Probably traffic.

Data traffic is not much different than street traffic. It has its capacity limits. When large number of users get on it can prove to be sluggish. The good news is that there isn't "Data Rage" to contend with. :)

Your data is not always routed directly to the site, but can be bounced around different routes and through different routers on its way back to you. That depends on global traffic conditions.

Lastly, data is sent in packets and if one or more of there bits in that packet get corrupted the data must be resent. Your machine and all intervening routers check for packet integrity and if something gets dropped it must be renegotiated to be sent again.

In rare cases the error can not be recovered or the site simply stops responding due to a number of reasons and you get 404'rd.

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10/03/2012 9:00 AM

Just happened again - to get to your response I had to go through the entire "entry way" - General , See All Threads, your response - the link in my email would not function. The link for the first response from Mizuti worked the first time I tried, but does not function now. Too much traffic, or a problem at my end?

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10/03/2012 8:53 AM

Try clicking 'stop', then 'reload'.

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10/03/2012 9:24 AM

It depends how soon the link server gives a reply. It depends on factors at the other end, which are not under your control.

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10/03/2012 4:01 PM

do you have the option to run in compatiblity mode. my is near internet explorers "search" icon.

do you have java and flash player installed?

do you have "automatically recover from page layout errors by using compatibility mode" checked marked in advanced options?

1- click on tools

2 check mark "compatability view"

3-click on advanced options in the same box

4- check mark "automatically recover from page lay out

go through all the options in "advanced options" and check or uncheck the options you want.

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10/04/2012 8:08 AM

Yeah - that has certainly improved the performance - basically I added globalspec to the compatibiblity view and that did it. I can click on any link and "zap" I am there.

So where are you supposed to learn this from? I never knew this existed before. This is a work computer and I am stretching the rules a bit on use to include time to peruse an engineering chat site, plus I have no internet connections at my remote rural location when I am at home, so I can't sit and check out all these items under things like "tools".

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10/04/2012 8:45 PM

correction, step 3- should have read "internet" options"

by enabling "automaticaly recover from page layout errors" in advanced options, you can add a web site to "compatibility view" by clicking on an icon.

sorry, now i'm sounding like my mother-in-law. nag,nag,nag.

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10/05/2012 8:26 AM

throw me a bone with a g.a. once in a while. a lot of you guys were having the same problem.

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