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Old 31st Aug 2011, 07:44   #1 (permalink)
 
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Why is my Google so slow

In the last month or so my google takes forever to display results. It just hangs for about a minute before bringing them up. All the other websites load up ok. Any ideas?
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Old 31st Aug 2011, 08:11   #2 (permalink)
 
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Is it same problem for all web browsers? If not try installing a new browser. You could try clearing the cache of your current browser.
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Old 31st Aug 2011, 08:40   #3 (permalink)
 
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I had this problem start recently and turned off the auto-complete. Seemed to sort the problem. It still offers 'history' suggestions but this doesnt slow things down.
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Old 31st Aug 2011, 08:51   #4 (permalink)
 
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What specification is your machine and what operating system and browser are you using?

Could it be because of Google Instant?
Google Instant

To see if it is, you can switch Google Instant off in the Preferences.
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Old 31st Aug 2011, 08:53   #5 (permalink)
 
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Hi

Its a new machine running the latest windows.

Turning off Google instant seems to have done the trick.

Many Thanks
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Old 31st Aug 2011, 09:08   #6 (permalink)
 
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Hmm! My not so new Mac runs with Google Instant on without any problems, the search results update fairly rapidly as I type a search term. I do have 40Gbps broadband, so I wonder if a fast internet connection is the key to Google Instant working well?
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Old 31st Aug 2011, 11:12   #7 (permalink)
 
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40Gbps broadband
I don't think so somehow.

When you go to google.com, does it redirect you to the UK ? If it does not, then your ISP may have an incorrect listing on their geolocation database which means your browser is talking to servers further away.

Secondly, as others have said, if you don't feel the need for autocomplete, disable it. It will speed things up when your browser doesn't have to waste time on all that nasty AJAX Javascript bloat-ware.

What sort of firewall setup do you have ? Are you using a hardware firewall of some description ? Is the software up to date ?

Are your web browsers up to date ? Is your OS up to date on patches ?

Have you double checked all your DNS settings ? You may have a broken DNS server somewhere on your list, which would mean under round-robin you'll see delays when you hit that one as resolver.

Finally, please stick up a trace route and ping to google.com here, it may be an ISP network issue (although fairly unlikely). If you're on the Uk/EU servers, the route taken will look something like the below (although your return times will probably be higher and you'll have more hops than me).

Code:
>tracert google.com   (or "traceroute google.com" on mac)

 1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms XXXXXXXXX 2    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms XXXXXXXXX 3    <1 ms 1 ms 1 ms XXXXXXXXX 4 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms google1.lonap.net [193.203.5.136] 5 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms 209.85.255.76 6 3 ms 4 ms 3 ms 209.85.253.92 7 7 ms 7 ms 7 ms 72.14.232.134 8 7 ms 7 ms 7 ms 72.14.236.191 9 7 ms 7 ms   7 ms 209.85.243.81 10 7 ms 7 ms 7 ms ww-in-f147.1e100.net [209.85.229.147] Trace complete.

>ping google.com Pinging google.com [209.85.229.147] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 209.85.229.147: bytes=32 time=7ms TTL=55 Ping statistics for 209.85.229.147:
 Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
 Minimum = 7ms, Maximum = 8ms, Average = 7ms
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Old 31st Aug 2011, 16:10   #8 (permalink)
 
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Yup! Oops. 40Mbps. 40G would be nice though!
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Old 31st Aug 2011, 16:38   #9 (permalink)
 
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Yup! Oops. 40Mbps. 40G would be nice though!
I'm sure I can provide you with that.

Are you willing to pay 1000 times the price you're currently paying for 40mbps?



(actually, chances are i'd just give you a 1gbps link and you'd not notice the speed limit wasn't at your PC)

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Old 31st Aug 2011, 16:42   #10 (permalink)
 
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You perhaps need this:

WiFi Speed Spray
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Old 31st Aug 2011, 16:56   #11 (permalink)
 
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MacBoero,

Indeed, although most of the time you'll find the internet bottlenecks will rate-limit you to a few hundred meg..... so save your money and don't pay Mike ..

Here's something from a work machine that has a port on a 1Gb switch that sits on a faster network.....

ftp http://download.thinkbroadband.com/100MB.zip
100MB received in 4.29 seconds (232.8 Mb/s)

ftp http://www.akamai.com/dl/investors/a..._report_10.pdf
3.6MB bytes received in 0.62 seconds (581 Mb/s)

ftp http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/...0729-1444a.mp3
51MB received in 2.32 seconds (217.1 Mb/s)

Gets faster overnight when the UK is asleep, not that I would know of course !

And a 1Gb connection doesn't speed up PPRuNe either....

Quote:
>tracert PPRuNe Forums - Professional Pilots Rumour Network

Tracing route to PPRuNe Forums - Professional Pilots Rumour Network [98.158.194.181]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms XXXXXXX
2 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms XXXXXXX
3 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms XXXXXXX
4 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms XXXXXXX
5 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms ge-11-3-6.mpr2.lhr3.uk.above.net [64.125.12.153]

6 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms ge-5-1-0.mpr1.lhr3.uk.above.net [64.125.28.94]
7 75 ms 75 ms 103 ms xe-4-3-0.cr2.dca2.us.above.net [64.125.24.41]
8 112 ms 107 ms 107 ms xe-2-2-0.cr2.iah1.us.above.net [64.125.30.53]
9 133 ms 133 ms 133 ms xe-0-3-0.cr2.lax112.us.above.net [64.125.30.50]

10 133 ms 133 ms 133 ms xe-0-1-0.mpr1.lax7.us.above.net [64.125.30.5]
11 135 ms 137 ms 136 ms 64.125.195.138.t00757-02.above.net [64.125.195.1
38]
12 134 ms 134 ms 134 ms rev-98-158-192-10.dvpne.com [98.158.192.10]
13 134 ms 134 ms 134 ms PPRuNe Forums - Professional Pilots Rumour Network [98.158.194.181]

Trace complete.


Wish the boffins would hurry up and increase the speed of light....

Last edited by mixture; 31st Aug 2011 at 17:20.
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Old 31st Aug 2011, 18:41   #12 (permalink)
 
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Had a very slow google recently. Turned off pc, re-started, no change. etc.......
Removed Chrome and Firefox, re-loaded, much better on both.
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