06-24-2011 07:24 PM
So I've read through some prior posts, but can't seem to glean what I should do.
I have a brand new mac book pro lap top, and recently got comcast internet. I find that on my old computer (a 7 year old mac book pro), I am able to load pages like gmail, facebook etc very quickly, while at the same time, my new computer stalls on the pages, and frequently drops things like the gchat connection.
I've tried clearing my browsing caches, as well as tried safari, firefox, and chrome, but all seem to have similar problems. It also seems that the problem occurs more frequently when both I and my roommate are online at the same time (meaning pages more frequently stall out or load slowly).
Its quite frustrating. I know other people have placed certain information about their modems etc, but I'm uncertain what to include. I also don't know if switching the IP and DNP? addresses are a safe thing to do?
06-25-2011 06:11 PM
So both my old and new laptops connect to the wireless via the airport.
I did swap the IP addresses between the two computers, but this didn't seem to fix the issue.
New computer IP: 10.0.0.2
old computer IP: 10.0.0.8
DNS settings on new computer:
search domain: hsd1.or.comcast.net
Old computer: has no dns server listed.
the modem we just got from comcast when we signed up. Its xfinity and says SMCD3GNV on it.
Does this help?
09-26-2011 08:56 AM
The OP said he had tried Chrome. And the OP posted in June. However, I've also found Chrome to be livelier.
I'd check whether you are really connecting to your router or someone else's router.
12-20-2011 11:22 PM - edited 01-04-2012 05:29 PM
FWIW, using third party DNS rather than using the ISP's DHCP assigned DNS can cause problems/less than optimal performance with CDN based server/services such as streaming video like Netflix..
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