Broadband speed!

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by kristianity77, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. kristianity77

    kristianity77 GBATemp old fogey

    Jul 10, 2003
    United Kingdom
    Bewdley, UK
    Ive just come out of a lengthy discussion with my broadband provider (Tiscali to those of you in the UK)

    Im on an 8 meg connection, getting only 5 which im fine with (distance from exchange thing). If i download something, sure enough, most of the time ill hit the speed i should be. But going from webpage to webpage is taking absolutely ages!

    For example, i go to google, type gbatemp, click on the link for here. It will sit on connecting for maybe 10 seconds, then it will sloooowly load up the GBATEMP homepage. from clicking the google link to having a fully loaded front page is taking perhaps 30-40 seconds. I know i could wait that time, but how can I be downloading at full speed but have such shit web access from site to site? This is the same for near enough every single site i go to

    My broadband provider is telling me its basically not there problem, but is it? I know its not my PC/ firewall etc. So what else can it be?
  2. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    Well... GBAtemp itself is pretty damn slow. Also it depends a lot on your upload speed, so if you have torrents running or someone is playing a game, your performance will be hit.
  3. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Aug 2, 2004
    Well, for me GBAtemp also loads slow as well.
  4. phoood

    phoood taking it to a whole new level.

    Jul 28, 2006
    United States
    It could also be the website you're visiting or something on your end. Sometimes I boot in safemode with networking enabled to make sure it's not any apps thats causing slowdowns.

    Most likely it's the website's problem.
  5. Rapid Dr3am

    Rapid Dr3am Advanced Member

    Jun 30, 2007
    Aledgedly I'm up my own arse
    GBATemp loads slow for me sat in the ISP office.
  6. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

    Former Staff
    Jan 1, 2007
    Wales, UK
    I'll bet you any money your connection is only slow between 5pm and 11pm. Even though Tiscali advertise that they have no limits if you go over something like 10 or 20 gig then they cap your connection, which basically means that during peak hours you get less than dial-up speeds. The only way to get rid of the cap is to download less than a gig a month for 3 months, although the minute you go over that 10 or 20 gig again you get capped.

    It's one of the reasons we changed from Tiscali to AOL.
  7. BakuFunn

    BakuFunn Flameproof.

    Apr 6, 2007
    United States
    New York
    im having the problem too, but SOMEONE is downloding on emule...
    so ill just have to wait for their download to finish.
    I download
  8. corbs132

    corbs132 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 19, 2004
    United States
    Firefox, the hacker's webbrowser.
    get fasterfox and adblock plus etc, mine loads in exactly 2.830s, shows a counter on bottom.
  9. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

    Apr 4, 2007
    GBATemp factory.
    Why you dont just close the link rigth before they are finished [​IMG]
  10. roguefan99

    roguefan99 GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 24, 2002
    Actually if you wish to get GBAtemp to load really quickly turn the images off! I do that when I'm in a lot of forums (turn them on in a couple of posts like Hadrians release ones) because of the avatar/sigs (BTW guys they look awesome) usually take most of the loading time when you are on slower connections.

    I do find the homepage does seem to load a bit slower than the forum pages, dunno why that is but I'm guessing it might be my PC and Javascript.
  11. JacobReaper

    JacobReaper I Love You....

    Jun 5, 2007
    United States

    people really keep on beating me on posts today [​IMG] [​IMG]
  12. OSW

    OSW Wii King

    Former Staff
    Oct 30, 2006
    Could be the internet browser.