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Old Jan 14th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #1
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Is Bell Sympatico slow lately? (jan 14, 2008)

Hey folks, just wondering if anyone else is experiencing an ever so slow and slowing internet lately. Web pages take forever to load...i have to click the address bar twice for it to actually load the page... links have to be clicked a few times before pages load up...at first I didn't think much about it, but it is getting on my nerves, here I am paying for high speed and it's like i'm on dial-up. The only thing i've done to my comp. is install leopard..but I can't see that as being the problem.

Anyone else have problems with Bell?
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Old Jan 14th, 2008, 10:19 PM   #2
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Yep, painfully slow here.

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Hey folks, just wondering if anyone else is experiencing an ever so slow and slowing internet lately. Web pages take forever to load...i have to click the address bar twice for it to actually load the page... links have to be clicked a few times before pages load up...at first I didn't think much about it, but it is getting on my nerves, here I am paying for high speed and it's like i'm on dial-up. The only thing i've done to my comp. is install leopard..but I can't see that as being the problem.

Anyone else have problems with Bell?
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Old Jan 14th, 2008, 10:22 PM   #3
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I'm having similar issues.

However, I have been known to download a torrent here or there, so it may be throttling.
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Old Jan 14th, 2008, 10:22 PM   #4
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I have been having some problems surfing the web (similar to your issues), but the overall direct downloading and all that is fine. I'm guessing it's a problem with Sympatico's DNS servers. After changing them, I've had no problems surfing.

If you know how to set your primary and secondary DNS servers on your computer or router, you should try using any of the following (i like to use a combo):

Bell Canada (not Sympatico): 198.235.216.130 / 198.235.216.131 / 198.235.216.134
Level3 Communications: 4.2.2.1 / 4.2.2.2
CIRA: 192.228.22.70 / 192.228.22.71

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Old Jan 14th, 2008, 10:41 PM   #5
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I ditched Sympatico for their high prices and poor service... joined TekSavvy and haven't looked back. Better prices, no throttling and MUCH better customer support and service. Unlike Sympatico, they actually care about customers.
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Old Jan 14th, 2008, 10:51 PM   #6
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Yes!!! And Its A Pain!!!!!!!!!
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Old Jan 14th, 2008, 11:14 PM   #7
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Sympatico High Speed members in Toronto may be experiencing service interruptions. We are working to restore service and apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

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Old Jan 14th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #8
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Sign up with OpenDNS its free.

I have an old Asante router that wont let me change the DNS, so I just change it in the System Prefs/Network/Ethernet/Advanced panel.
Just add 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220
to the list of existing DNS servers and then hit APPLY in the network panel.
Voila! Faster internet on Sympatico.
OpenDNS, I think has the fastest DNS servers going, but Flipstars numbers may also work.
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Old Jan 14th, 2008, 11:26 PM   #9
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yes BIG TIME!

and it's 'coincidentally' been since they fired off some emails last week saying they upgraded the email package to send/receive up to 20 MB attachments.

everything was honky dory until that point... now it's all FUBAR

this is going to make reading the macworld updates very, very painful
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Old Jan 15th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #10
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Mail and HTTP use different protocols. However, I have noticed the mail sending has been wonky lately.
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