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Weird Wide Web Problem - iMac will "network" fine, but Web Real Slow...
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: November 14, 2013 04:59PM
Got this iMac Core 2 Duo 20"....
Connected to the network at work.
Email: runs fine.
Network file copies: Runs fine.
Networked database app: runs fine.
Pings from my computer to this one: fast and fine.
Pings from this computer to "the internet": fast and fine.
Any Web Page from Any Browser: totally not fine. Dog S L O W. Like 5 minutes to load a web page.

Tried a different user account: Same.
Tried a different network cable: Same.
Tried a different switch port: Same.
Tried reinstalling the 10.6.8 combo update: Same.
Tried installing a new never before used web browser (Omniweb): Same.
Tried deleting the network interface (both Ethernet and Airport) and re-adding: Same.
Tried switching to a different access point: Same.

This computer is just not "web happy", and yet, other computers in the same room, on the same switch, work just fine.

So what system pref should I look at being the culprit? Other forms of network traffic and my Apple Remote Desktop network test shows everything is A-OK... and yet, web no worky!
Oh, also note: not just external web sites, but an internal (intranet) site as well.

Suggestions welcomed!



Paul F.
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Re: Weird Wide Web Problem - iMac will "network" fine, but Web Real Slow...
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: November 14, 2013 05:03PM
Oh, and I did a safe boot also... no change.



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Weird Wide Web Problem - iMac will "network" fine, but Web Real Slow...
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 14, 2013 05:04PM
what if you boot from another drive? maybe there is something corrupt in this OS that even a combo update cannot fix

How about resetting PRAM?
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Re: Weird Wide Web Problem - iMac will "network" fine, but Web Real Slow...
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: November 14, 2013 05:09PM
Try setting another DNS server - Use google's 8.8.8.8
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Re: Weird Wide Web Problem - iMac will "network" fine, but Web Real Slow...
Posted by: August West
Date: November 14, 2013 05:11PM
agree smiley



“Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it."

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Re: Weird Wide Web Problem - iMac will "network" fine, but Web Real Slow...
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: November 14, 2013 05:22PM
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bhaveshp
Try setting another DNS server - Use google's 8.8.8.8

Forgot to mention... I did try that... No joy.

I may try booting from another drive... gotta cobble one up first.



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
----
Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Eureka, CA
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Re: Weird Wide Web Problem - iMac will "network" fine, but Web Real Slow...
Posted by: Fred_Also
Date: November 14, 2013 05:35PM


winking smiley
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Re: Weird Wide Web Problem - iMac will "network" fine, but Web Real Slow...
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 14, 2013 05:41PM
For some reason, If one of my Macs is uploading something everything just gets slow. Even when Dropbox/Box/Google Drive, or whatever was free that week is syncing.
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Re: Weird Wide Web Problem - iMac will "network" fine, but Web Real Slow...
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 14, 2013 05:53PM
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Fred_Also


winking smiley

Friends don't let friends install that!
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Re: Weird Wide Web Problem - iMac will "network" fine, but Web Real Slow...
Posted by: Black
Date: November 14, 2013 05:57PM
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Paul F.
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bhaveshp
Try setting another DNS server - Use google's 8.8.8.8

Forgot to mention... I did try that... No joy.

I may try booting from another drive... gotta cobble one up first.

If that doesn't work it may be time to call in I.T.
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Re: Weird Wide Web Problem - iMac will "network" fine, but Web Real Slow...
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 14, 2013 08:24PM
anything in the activity monitor?



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Re: Weird Wide Web Problem - iMac will "network" fine, but Web Real Slow...
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: November 14, 2013 08:27PM
Make sure that you haven't got any proxy settings enabled... unless you need to set a web proxy, in which case be sure to set a proxy.
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Re: Weird Wide Web Problem - iMac will "network" fine, but Web Real Slow...
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: November 14, 2013 08:38PM
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Chakravartin
Make sure that you haven't got any proxy settings enabled... unless you need to set a web proxy, in which case be sure to set a proxy.

Great thought... I did check that, but I will check again since it is acting sort of like it's trying to run through a really slow proxy.

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mattkime
anything in the activity monitor?

Nothing out of the ordinary that I could see.


I found a couple tips via Google that I'll try tomorrow...
Disabling IPv6 (it may already be).
and deleting Library/Preferences/com.apple.alf.plist (no idea what it is... but two people solved similar problems by deleting it. )



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
----
Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Eureka, CA
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Re: Weird Wide Web Problem - iMac will "network" fine, but Web Real Slow...
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: November 15, 2013 12:20AM
Try running the flush DNS cache terminal command as well. Has to be some sort of odd DNS issue. Is it slow if you put in an IP address instead of a website name?



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Re: Weird Wide Web Problem - iMac will "network" fine, but Web Real Slow...
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: November 15, 2013 10:12AM
It appears that deleting the com.apple.alf.plist file and restarting cleared the problem up!

Now I'm off to look up what that's supposed to do that's good when it works.

The tips!



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
----
Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Eureka, CA
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