TurboPlus (supposedly, the fastest cable modem speed available from them)
Spotty connection (?)
Desktop - hardwired (ethernet)
Laptop - wireless router (care of Time Warner)
Moved to a new apartment two weeks ago. Kept Time Warner, but upgraded from the "regular" service to TurboPlus. It seems much slower than my original service. Also it appears to go down intermittently for brief periods. Very brief periods -- 5 or 10 seconds at a time. When I say it goes down, I'll open a new tab and go to a new site and I'll get one of those standard 404 or "not found" error pages you'll get when your internet service is down. I'll refresh the page and 5 or 6 seconds later it's back up. Additionally, streaming appears to be much slower than it was before. Be it Youtube, Netflix, Hulu, NPR, etc. Lots of buffering and/or streams just stopping dead and not continuing. And not just during traditional peak usage times.
I've done lots of the online speedtests like Time Warner's and SpeakEasy.net and they almost come back with results matching what Time Warner has promised.
This happens on both my desktop and the laptop. It happens whether using Chrome, Firefox or IE.
I barely understand "****" and all of the associated concepts, but when I run tests on pingtest.net I consistently receive an "F" score. Is this something I can bring up with TimeWarner or am I SOL?
Edit: also why is the word "P1ng" censored???
Last edited by RageAgainstTheAoki; 05-15-2011 at 12:21 AM.
I would ask neighbors in the apartment complex. I have TW turbo and it works quite well, but only as fast as the slowest part. I'm wondering about the wiring in your apartment. Will TW charge to check out your wiring? Has someone tapped into your line? Just wondering.
Sorry PF, that whole situation blows my mind, especially since you uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox.
So yeah, I'd call TW every time it goes out until they have someone out there to check things out. Just like the saying goes, "The squeaky wheel gets the better internet."
anyone stuck with the google virus right now? everytime i click a link off google it opens weird links
i can't figure out how to get rid of it....
I'm a reasonable man, get off my case.
Ways around it: If you know the website url, usually you can get to the site by going directly there.
System Restore: Last Resort, but it takes your computer back to stock and generally gets rid of the minor problems.
Rollback your system to an earlier date, preferably to a little bit before you remember the problem starting. Because most likely, the virus was there before your started noticing problems
PF, you ever get that issue figured out? Curious what the problem was.
okay seriously fuck roadrunner internet. I get it here, and all I get every 2 mins is DNS errors and pages not found. What the fuck? It happens ALL THE FUCKING TIME. So what can I do? They gave me some shitty Netgear router...I've tried changing the DNS servers through control panel > network > connection whatever > ipv4 > properties to the openDNS addresses, but that still doesnt help. Its really pissing me off, and I'm wondering if there is a solution before I have to call these motherfuckers and have them tell me I dunno sorry.
i get ridiculous shit like that with Time Warner also, but I mostly blame being 70 feet from the router.
yesterday, i was able to browse THIS forum just fine, opening all sorts of topics, but could not open any other website simultaneously. it was fucking weird.
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Being far from the router is not the issue...in fact, i'm hardly more than 10 feet away....I have 5 bars....it's Roadrunner themselves and their servers/settings/whatever, I'm sure of it. Or it's the shitty Netgear router they gave me. Whatever it, it's fucking bullshit...EVERY 2 mins it's page not found. I run ping tests on pingtest.net or whatever, and I get "F" every time. I can't even ping shit in the command line. Like what the fuck, seriously?
You can't even what in the command line?
If you see lots of dropped packets, it's definitely the router. If not, then try running a **** test on say, the DNS servers they have given you. If that fails, it could still be the internet port of the router that's broken, but more likely something on their end.
EDIT: All of this from the command line, but from the sound of things, you probably understood that anyway. These tests might helpe RageAgainst figure out his issue as well.
Alright, I've had enough of the new Firefox, it's been nothing but issues since the last update. What other browser might I consider using? I have no interest in trying chrome. I use a PC with Windows 7.
I actually just started using Chrome. I'm on a Mac and have just been using Safari and I'm never going back.
actually, in recent speed tests, the IE9 32bit browser is within milliseconds of Chrome 10 in all categories. the 64bit version is really slow, tho...so dont get that one yet.
in the article i read, it had Chrome10 listed first with a very slight margin against IE9 and FF4 listed third.
i would suggest using IE9 32bit, if you dont like Chrome.
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speed isn't the only issue with a browser... there is also memory consumption and security. chrome typically wins hands down with security as long as you stay updated to the most recent version. it's also much more actively updated than the other big players.