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  1. Damn. Black listing the javascript, it did not work.
  2. Oh and on the DNS stuff. An ISP in Canada had an issue last week to do with their IP ranges. I am guessing that they bought some almost gone IPv4 address from another ISP. So people were getting WebPage results of just like if they were living in England or Spain. So the users were banned from accessing the Canadian TV channels streaming TV content, even though they were in Canada.
  3. Google and Yahoo have been doing that for quite a while. The biggest complaint on it is by people who travel or are temporarily living outside of the U.S. Yahoo's excuse is giving a page full of Canadian content as per our 'fascist closed door country'. It's for our Heritage. Googles excuse is more simple of giving you Google in your countries language. ?????????? Or some shiat like that. The YouTube redirect only lasted as a redirect for about a month or two, before it resolved properly to the '.com'. And we have the occasional site that had exclusive deals to redirect Canadians to the Canadian version of a U.S. TV show site. And that also does not last too long before the people of the Internet find access to the contact form of the U.S. site to complain that there is lots of other content on the U.S. site that is not 'CopyRight owner' enforceable. But When someone types a '.com', thats where they want to go. In the U.S. , people don't always see what the rest of the world has to suffer with. I read something the other month about how Rogers Cable Internet has come out with a new combo cable modem/router. And it comes with a DNS hijacker in it. I am glad Telus does not pull the crap that some of the ISP's in Canada pull. Telus has no throttling or hijacking. And I am guessing that the 'Google Search button' is missing, so you use the 'suggestion' drop downs. Or since this seems to be a FireFox issue.... Get YesScript add-on. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4922 It's a javascript blocker 'per site'. It's easier than NoScript to avoid breaking some sites.
  4. I like this one, when I changed my user agent to Internet explorer 6 or 7, but not on 8. And all this crap controlled by Java Script, for those that want to know.
  5. That's a 'Feature'. Or as many have said, " I can type in my search and click enter faster, than the graphics take to come up". I kept still getting it randomly. Various types of crap adjustments they have done. But I don't get the Fancy banner characters all the time cause I use, http://www.google.com/webhp or http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en To avoid the stupid redirect to Canada's Google page.
  6. The problem with the Anti-Virus(McAfee/Symantec) that is pre-installed on OEM systems, is that they wouldn't want to raise flags against the other pre-installed software crapware on OEM systems. So are they going to find everything or just ignore certain files? And then since most people don't know about free alternatives, an instant paid subscription, after the free trial period, to the pre-installed programs. Note that McAfee and Symantec were sued by NewYork for automatically renewing peoples subscriptions at the end of one year, since they kept the credit card details on file. McAfee and Symantec lost the case. I have Avast. http://avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html .It's a Nice program. Works with Windows 7 64 bit. No nag screen. You just have to enter a free key number thats good for a year. And no nagging emails either, from getting the key. And disable the voice warnings so you don't get spooked all of a sudden if an infection comes to your local.
  7. I don't know if this is the answer, but have you tried a different cable? Now this is because I was monkeying around yesterday with a USB device and shifted the plug about(as in stressed) and the computer popped up a notice of "this device can perform faster".
  8. So I am listening to some Internet radio today and noticing a small glitch(sound) in the stream. So I putter about and I change the port where this system is connected to on my router and the glitch went away. Earlier the wife was watching YouTube and the stream stopped in the middle(YouTube does have a glitch itself to do with this when it's busy). So some more testing and things seem be good now. The glitch did not affect my speeds or pings(no dropped packets showing). 3 more ports left to go. Then time for a new router.
  9. Support should be able to tell you, they might have to do a call back if you request a tech to make sure that you can get it or not. The online availability tool isn't always right, depending on the parameters of the program that runs it.
  10. A way of checking out who's problem it is, is by doing a tracert to see if a Internet router somewhere is got high pings or dropped packets. I'm surprised the Internet provider did not say that it is overnight maintenance. Thats a real easy excuse.
  11. zalternate

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    I was wondering what FBSMTWB was , So it's Fast Browser Search toolbar Is it good or bad? or slowing your connection and computer down??? I don't know. But I do hate add-on toolbars. Mozillazine FireFox forums solved answer. http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/264720? a yahoo answers note. In case you haven't figured it out, it's the "MyTattoo" application from facebook that started all this mess. http://help.fastbrowsersearch.com/ Both free. Download, install, update and then scan to be sure of no tag along bugs in your system, that could cause slowdowns. About 3MB to 5MB update file after install. MalwareBytes. Anti-Malware http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10896905 Note: this one has a large update file after install. About 60MB's A-Squared . Crapware scanner http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/ Download link. http://download.cnet.com/A-squared-Free/3000-2239_4-10262215.html
  12. What is your transponder and satellite? Maybe there is news on it being crappy at this time or in the past. You could try to get on a new transponder on the KU systems. while trying to avoid having to spend a $100 for a re-aim. Or try the free, no contract upgrade to the HN9000 KA band. Well, free if you push it. Hughesnet would love to get people off of the old systems. Some get better speeds. Some get screwed due to the users old profile being on the system still and causing 'issues'.
  13. My uploads are good and seem to be doing the same test pattern for upload speed. I set the receive buffer to 32 and seems to be about all I can get it do for a stable higher speed, since the other settings don't seem to be doing anything different, other than maybe going as far as shutting down some of them. But thats another day. I just did a quick test with the free Flight Simulator download on the windows site and the speed does fluctuate a bit. I don't get quite near the stable speeds I have done with XP, but there was some strange increase in speed that shouldn't of happened. So instead of the seemingly consistent 600 K B/sec(Win 7). it went to 800 K B/sec and 700 K B/sec for a few seconds. And my connection runs about 5200Kbps, but does occasionally surge slightly. My XP box got about 638 K B/sec tops and stable at that.
  14. I've been monkeying with my NIC just now. I turned up the receive buffer to 64(from 16) and I also turned it to 100 full duplex(or 10 depending on connection speed), instead of the default 'automatic'. It has caused my download speed to be more stable in a higher range. Otherwise my speed showed a bit slow that it should be. the transmit buffer is good at 256. Still needs some more tweaking.........
  15. Is that the new satellite(Spaceway3) or the old KU slow pokes? Like I need to ask.
  16. http://wildblue.com/company/doPressReleaseDetailsAction.do?pressReleaseID=62 If they did not increase capacity at the NOC's/Gateways to accommodate the new satellites capacity in the area, people will still be screwed. And speeds will drop for the current users on the AnikF2 and WildBlue1 as well.
  17. Almost forgot about that line. The new way to sell your home out in the sticks, if you can put in the real estate ad, "wireline highspeed Internet". It sells much better.
  18. And SpaceWay3 of Hughesnet spent many months on in-orbit testing before it was released to the masses. So with the ViaSat1 if there are any delays in launch and then checking the satellite for technical limits in orbit. Xplornet in Canada(reseller) has already signed a deal with Hughesnet, for it's next reseller capacity satellite for 2012. PDF http://www.xplornet.com/media/59053/barrett%20xplore%20jupiter_oct%202009.pdf Wouldn't you love a 10Mbps residential service via satellite? Jupiter is the name so far.
  19. I just got the windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 'Microsoft' version installed on one of my new machines today. Quite nice. Other than a strange crash of my BIOS and needing to pull the battery to reset it, but......... The Windows updates are a tricky thing at the moment. At least I think that was a part reason. Even though it should not affect the bios. But for those poor people out there who got a OEM version from some Computer company. My Condolences. All that bloat of crapware. My XP is almost retired. 8 or so years of dependable service. Vista was never a choice, even though the kids computer has Vista on it. Soon to be fixed.
  20. We is gonna have a slightly rough Helloween. 2pm pacific time. So it wet snowed about 4" a couple of evenings ago. Plows have just managed bothered to clear enough of the crap to somewhat of a shoulder again. A big ol thunderclap a few minutes ago and sporadic rain that is trying to be hail. And a little bit of wind on top of it. Just cold enough for the snow to stay, but not warm enough for the snow to melt. But there is this nice stripe of blue sky up there. But I already have 'my' candy picked out. So give away the stuff I don't like first and then see what I end up with. Oh and the kid has a mild flu since yesterday, so he aint going out tonight. But the wife is buying him a big bunch of candy this afternoon for just him.
  21. I get so use to seeing other companies as the backhaulers for some wireless providers, that I didn't double check it. And thats my answer and I'm sticking to it. And have you read that Hughesnet is spending less on Lobbying(Bribes) this year. Can't remember the Google link, but Google a search.
  22. Sept. 2 and Oct. 29 Both Considered Internet Birthdays http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/174696/the_internet_at_40_history_began_with_its_first_crash.html
  23. Scan with these free programs. Download and install and update and scan. A-Squared . Crapware scanner http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/ Download link. http://download.cnet.com/A-squared-Free/3000-2239_4-10262215.html or MalwareBytes. Anti-Malware http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10896905
  24. Awesome. Your ? should be You're The better Ban excuse should of been..."Stirring the pot and causing others to question the system."
  25. Need more ram than 2GB's? To ensure the speed of the CPU getting to all the parts. But I don't know how the experience Index does it's rating. As in if a smaller amount of ram can cause it to choke.
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