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  1. verizon dsl has been really crappy for me lately,  cuts off at random times.  Slow as dial up some times.  Right now its not even working. i am using my neighbors connection. :roll:  I am so tired of this.  The connection just seems to be dead right now.

    My verizon dsl only cuts off during every single thnder storm, do u think this could be related to why yours cuts off.

  2. There is one firefox tweak that will make browsing be a lot smoother, and in some cases actually faster while using Firefox.

    One feature of firefox is when you load a page, there is a 250sec delay while the downloaded info piles up, before it actually appears on the screen. If you are on a modern computer and a broadband connection i highly recommend this tweak. Its nothing to fancy so everyone should go ahead and give it a try.

    Heres a description of it i found on the web:

    nglayout.initialpaint.delay [integer] (0) - This setting determines how many milliseconds Firefox should way before it starts to display the page contents. This brief delay allows Firefox to load and arrange the various page components as correctly as possible. The default is 250 milliseconds which isn't very long, however I recommend you set this to 0 to provide the earliest possible viewing of web content and improve the responsive feel of Firefox.

    The tweak removes the 250 sec delay so there is no wait until the info for the web page actually appears on screen. If someone was on a slow connection like dial-up or below 768Kbps download, some pages will slowly appear piece by peice. But hell, if you are on a 30MB download connection your page will basically almost or even already be done. I'm no expert but after using it on my 3MB/768kbps connection I love it.

    You can find out more about the tweak and how to do it <A HREF="http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/tips#oth_rendering">HERE</A>

  3. ISP:Verizon DSL

    Package:3000dl/768ul  $30/month

    Speed Test:

    :::.. testmy.net test results ..:::

    Download Connection is:: 3221 Kbps about 3.22 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

    Download Speed is:: 393 kB/s

    Upload Connection is:: 699 Kbps about 0.7 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

    Upload Speed is:: 85 kB/s

    Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 2)

    Test Time:: 2006/07/15 - 1:47pm

    D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-OBC5ZJGPM

    U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-3JOHLDFSK

    User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) [!]

  4. This is a known fact, so you should just do your speed tests with IE instead of FF.

    There are a lot of tweaks that some people say increase the performance. Sorry to be lazy but i didnt look for the link just google firefox speed tweaks or something. I dont know if there are any tweaks that will actually increase ur dl speeds on ff but u can always try it out.......

  5. DSL is starting to seem like the slower end of broadband connections :(. But i can't wait till i get FIOS!!!

    :::.. Download Stats ..:::

    Download Connection is:: 2916 Kbps about 2.92 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

    Download Speed is:: 356 kB/s

    Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1)

    Test Time:: 2006/07/13 - 7:42pm

    Bottom Line:: 51X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 2.88 sec

    Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 8.406 seconds to complete

    Download Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 49.49 % of your hosts average (verizon.net)

    D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-R3BU8NFOY

    User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060508 Firefox/ [!]

  6. :-/  -- I was hoping they would have changed the look a little bit :( -- it looks just the same :(

    I guess I need to read that article and see what's changed :-P

    Yeah i was hopin for a new look too, but firefox has themes anyway but i was still wanting something that would feel more....next gen, but if they did that, we would probably need ALL themes to be updated

  7. I'm still confused :?. I have been wanting to ask this for a long time. Maybe someone should give a clear explanation or definition of connection and speed. I'll look it up on wikipedia like someone suggested until i hear from one of u.

    But can i atleast confirm what i think i gathered from ur posts.

    The speed which would be Kbps is how fast any file of any size travels on your line.

    And the connection or transfer rate which is kB/s is how fast ur line actually transfers a file of a paticular size.

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