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Fast download speed but slow browsing ??

I am struggling with slow browsing speeds in area 18 - TN10. 

Download speeds are fine. I'm paying for 100mbps and I'm getting roughly that on speed test via  Ethernet. Trying to browse websites is awful though, pages are slow to load whereas they were previously much quicker. It's been the same for about a couple of weeks now. Only a problem on the PC connected by ethernet to HUB 3.0 - laptop and other wi-fi devices are all fine.

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Re: Fast download speed but slow browsing ??

Dowload and install another browser (Firefox, Opera, etc) and then see if that one is any quicker

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My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired 2 WiFi,) SH2 in modem mode with Airport Extreme Router. On VIVID200, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.
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Re: Fast download speed but slow browsing ??

Thanks for the reply - I tried Firefox earlier - no difference.
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Re: Fast download speed but slow browsing ??

If you connect the PC on wifi is it any different? Try connecting the PC with a new ethernet cable.

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Re: Fast download speed but slow browsing ??

PC is old DELL Optiplex 390 so can't connect via wi-fi. Other laptop and phones/ipads can connect via wi-fi and work fine. Changed ethernet cable but browsing still very slow.

 

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Re: Fast download speed but slow browsing ??

Hang on - all back up to speed again - maybe it was the ethernet cable - thanks for your help - much appreciated.
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Re: Fast download speed but slow browsing ??

OK - was going to say as its a Dell.... it isnt running SmartByte (unbeknown to you) is it - try switching it off?
That has been reported by others to affect speeds - see below. Also if its running antivirus package - disable that and see if it stops it.
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Dell speed problem

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Speed/Download-speeds/td-p/3894056

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Speed/slow-speeds-in-area-20/m-p/4044245#M212401


Antivirus

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Speed/362mbps-package-doesn-t-get-past-high-100-s-limited/td-p/...

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Re: Fast download speed but slow browsing ??

DNS Routing issue, probably fixed itself but in future try Google DNS or another similar service.