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Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: Lester Burnham ()
Date: May 02, 2007 10:02AM

Is anyone else experiencing problems with certain websites loading unusually slow? I first noticed this last night while trying to access my Hotmail account, but this continues today with sites like washingtonpost.com and dell.com and the only consistency seems to be sites which have a lot of graphic content.

I contacted Cox tech support earlier and was eventually referred to Tier 2 where they seemed to determine that the problem was outside of their network. I asked colleagues in Chicago and Boston to check these and other sites and everything seemed to be working fine on their end, however.

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: FairF4x0r ()
Date: May 02, 2007 10:11AM

I was out of service for three or four hours Monday evening, and yeah there are definitely some performance issues today.

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: May 02, 2007 10:21AM

Genevieve and I had some problems last night, pages not loading or taking minutes on end to load.

It's great today. Sounds like a rolling outage.

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: Lester Burnham ()
Date: May 02, 2007 10:50AM

Everything seems better now...of course it cleared up about 10 minutes after I posted. Connection? You decide. The power of Fairfax Underground!

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: Lurker. ()
Date: May 02, 2007 10:54AM

Here's a handy site for internet speeds - http://www.internettrafficreport.com/

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: comcast ()
Date: May 02, 2007 01:05PM

damn those slow cox.

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: pmn ()
Date: May 02, 2007 01:24PM

I could not pull up the Washington Post this morning on my home computer, but could when I got to work.

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: mariokart ()
Date: May 02, 2007 02:34PM

maybe it's because you are cox suckers

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: May 02, 2007 05:15PM

Had the same problem last night. Yahoo! main page wouldn't ever fully load.

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: mariokart ()
Date: May 02, 2007 05:36PM

y'all should be cumcasters

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: mariokart ()
Date: May 02, 2007 05:36PM

or bellfuckers (sadly)

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: vip555 ()
Date: May 02, 2007 06:22PM

Cox has been slow lately....

Time to upgrade to FiOS.

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: Lurker. ()
Date: May 02, 2007 06:39PM

I'm on Comcast and have had some problems with Yahoo loading lately. I think it's Yahoo.

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: May 02, 2007 07:03PM

Fios=sucks. get some kind of cabel internet. THe speed is more or less constant however far you are from the main office. With verizon you gotta be within 18,000 feet of the main office. Eg, the one on braddock near kings park or the one on 29 in centreville. and the closer you are to that magic number, the slower it is. plus max speed of 768 kbps. Cox gives you up to 15 MBps if you get the expensive service. and verizon has worser service than cox.

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: Mofo ()
Date: May 02, 2007 07:41PM

You sure you're talking about fios and not dsl? Dsl does suck and does depend on how close you are to a station (plus it uses phone lines which are mostly above ground and disrupts easily). Fios is pure fiber-optics up to 15 megs but can go much faster. Cox has also been sucking for me lately, and my work has Cox as well which has also been sucking. It's the only thing available where I am though.

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: nakedshoplifter ()
Date: May 02, 2007 07:50PM

Cox is switching Cable Internet freq's (in the cable) for this area. If you are having problems that last more than one day call customer support.

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: cw ()
Date: May 02, 2007 08:18PM

You are looking at it the wrong way. Better to let the servers go slow or totally down. Boss starts bitching where are all the reports, hey its not my fault the system is acting up. More time to read the regular paper. Something like making lemonade from lemons.

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: LanEvo ()
Date: May 03, 2007 03:33AM

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/18/2011 10:47PM by LanEvo.

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: Lurker. ()
Date: May 03, 2007 04:55PM

cw Wrote:
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> You are looking at it the wrong way. Better to let
> the servers go slow or totally down. Boss starts
> bitching where are all the reports, hey its not my
> fault the system is acting up. More time to read
> the regular paper. Something like making lemonade
> from lemons.

Correct, and when the boss fires your ass for not getting working done you'll really have time to read the paper. I can guarantee that the boss is not going to be the scapegoat.

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Re: Slow Websites (Cox Users)
Posted by: Enough already ()
Date: September 09, 2020 07:41PM

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