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It helps, but my DL speed is still faster with IE.

With FF and Fasterfox:

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

Connection is:: 4954 Kbps about 5 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 605 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net  (main)

Test Time:: 2006/03/26 - 5:06am

Bottom Line:: 88X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 1.69 sec

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 4.947 seconds to complete

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 16.13 % faster than the average for host (mindspring.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-F0B2P38N1

With IE6:

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

Connection is:: 5665 Kbps about 5.7 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 692 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net  (main)

Test Time:: 2006/03/26 - 5:08am

Bottom Line:: 101X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 1.48 sec

Tested from a 5983 kB file and took 8.652 seconds to complete

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 32.79 % faster than the average for host (mindspring.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-P1VCOM2S7

With FF alone:

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

Connection is:: 4780 Kbps about 4.8 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 584 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net  (main)

Test Time:: 2006/03/26 - 5:11am

Bottom Line:: 85X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 1.75 sec

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 5.127 seconds to complete

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 12.05 % faster than the average for host (mindspring.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-WDGSN4BPJ

Actually, there's not much difference with Fasterfox installed, is there?  :roll:  :roll:

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I dunno. Firefox is just slow for me. I can watch everything on the page being loaded, even with Fasterfox's "turbo" setting. It's almost like dial-up with a speed booster.  :haha:  :haha:  :haha:

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IE is really slow for me. I have IE7 and im using Firefox with Fasterfox

Firefox:

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

Connection is:: 4369 Kbps about 4.4 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 533 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net  (main)

Test Time:: 2006/03/26 - 5:35pm

Bottom Line:: 78X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 1.92 sec

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 5.609 seconds to complete

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.2) Gecko/20060316 Firefox/1.5.0.2

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 22.24 % faster than the average for host (adelphia.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-4VEUTLNR8

IE:

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

Connection is:: 3470 Kbps about 3.5 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 424 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net  (server1)

Test Time:: 2006/03/26 - 6:37pm

Bottom Line:: 62X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 2.42 sec

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 7.062 seconds to complete

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; Media Center PC 4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; InfoPath.2)

Diagnosis: 90% + Okay : running at 97.09 % of your hosts average (adelphia.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-5SC9PMK8E

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IE6

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

Connection is:: 4640 Kbps about 4.6 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 566 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net  (main)

Test Time:: 2006/03/26 - 10:54pm

Bottom Line:: 83X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 1.81 sec

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 5.282 seconds to complete

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 2.25 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-ZAEUDRGCO

FireFox with FasterFox

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

Connection is:: 7632 Kbps about 7.6 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 932 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net  (main)

Test Time:: 2006/03/26 - 10:55pm

Bottom Line:: 136X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 1.1 sec

Tested from a 5983 kB file and took 6.422 seconds to complete

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 68.18 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-V5UE09PWC

Firefox

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

Connection is:: 7708 Kbps about 7.7 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 941 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net  (server1)

Test Time:: 2006/03/26 - 11:55pm

Bottom Line:: 138X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 1.09 sec

Tested from a 5983 kB file and took 6.359 seconds to complete

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 69.85 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-DTY9UA480

Not much of a difference, but why so much between firefox and IE is it just cause FF is so much better, but the webpages load crazy fast,....Cleaned comp trash, cookies and etc...

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IE6:


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

Connection is:: 5085 Kbps about 5.1 Mbps (tested with 3151 kB)

Download Speed is:: 621 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.bafserv.com

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-YV2FZ4I6C 


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

Connection is:: 5240 Kbps about 5.2 Mbps (tested with 3151 kB)

Download Speed is:: 640 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.bafserv.com

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-RDNBF96QP 


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

Connection is:: 5146 Kbps about 5.1 Mbps (tested with 3151 kB)

Download Speed is:: 628 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.bafserv.com

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-XUG6A8WKO 



FIREFOX:


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

Connection is:: 5006 Kbps about 5 Mbps (tested with 3151 kB)

Download Speed is:: 611 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.bafserv.com

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-TCFI65SGB 


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

Connection is:: 4679 Kbps about 4.7 Mbps (tested with 3151 kB)

Download Speed is:: 571 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.bafserv.com

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-QNRDFMW1P 


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

Connection is:: 4818 Kbps about 4.8 Mbps (tested with 3151 kB)

Download Speed is:: 588 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.bafserv.com

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-OZ7W2QX5B 


FASTERFOX:


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

Connection is:: 5044 Kbps about 5 Mbps (tested with 3151 kB)

Download Speed is:: 616 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.bafserv.com

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-K20PJ7RF8 


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

Connection is:: 4891 Kbps about 4.9 Mbps (tested with 3151 kB)

Download Speed is:: 597 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.bafserv.com

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-IXH3SAOZT 


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

Connection is:: 4827 Kbps about 4.8 Mbps (tested with 3151 kB)

Download Speed is:: 589 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.bafserv.com

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-LVMQ4F32T 


My ISP advertises 5Mbps on the downstream.  I test from the BAF server in NYC because it has low traffic and an optimized route for me, although it is still a considerable distance away.  The above are consecutive tests, with identical software configuration on my PC.

I have always found IE to yield better speeds, at a more consistant rate.  I have used the Fasterfox extenstion before (among others....most of which were terrible or stupid, which contributed to why I have stopped using FF), and it doesn't seem to do much for me.

I have said this before, but I'll say it again.  I prefer IE because I can troubleshoot 99.9% of issues with it.  It is a very stable program, with total support coverage, and constant feed of updates/patches.  FF does not profess to be a stable/good browser as much as it professes to be an IE killer.  IMO, any product which exists simply to provide competition for its predecessor, will never be as good as its predecessor.  Cool, it is open-source...but that doesn't mean you have a panel of geniouses engineering your product.

BTW, Fasterfox operates by caching web-based data.  So in theory, it should not affect your download speed at all.

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nope, it doesn't actually effect downloading, and it uses multiple connections to websites to gain speed, for me firefox works great /w fasterfox, i don't use winblows anyway so IE isn't an option but i remember always hating it and using FF on windows anyway and actually mozilla patches things much faster than microsoft, i read an article on it on slashdot.org

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