Friday, November 19, 2010

An Internet Speed Problem the NBN Won't Fix

Has anyone else noticed that despite a reasonably fast link web pages are taking a good while to load and the culprit appears to be all the page links and advertisements being looked up as the pages load. Examples that are a real pest seem to be Doubleclick, user counters and similar (up to 10 or 15 seem to be looked up before you get your requested page).

Hey Senator Conroy - can we ban all this along with the porn for a pure and fast NBN!

David.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

One word ... Adblock

You control the situation, not your ISP or any other entity in the chain.

Dr David More MB, PhD, FACHI said...

Not sure I follow. Please explain.

David.

Anonymous said...

Use Firefox web browser (http://www.mozilla.com), install the Adblock add-on (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865/). It automatically blocks ads, giving a faster page load and less page clutter.