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Some pages won't load and I'm not finding a solution. Ideas?

by arod0711 / August 23, 2012 11:32 AM PDT

I recently had a virus on my computer so I reinstalled Windows 7 Pro to wipe the system. After doing that I reinstalled the following programs: Microsoft Office, Java, Adobe Acrobat X, Adobe Flash Player 11, DivX, Google Chrome, and EasyTether. When I connected to the internet everything seemed fine, but some of the pages I have bookmarked don't work. Google works sometimes, but doesn't, doesn't, facebook doesn't, etc. Luckily this forum works. I found a few other users who had similar problems, but am having trouble finding a fix here. I generally tether my computer to my smartphone for internet and the connection works fine. Can anybody out there let me know what lse I might need to download. At first I thought it might just be IE9, but it's the same with Google Chrome.

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Additional Info
by arod0711 / August 26, 2012 1:15 PM PDT

It appears that when using my wife's high speed internet, the pages load. However, when I go back to tethering, the pages fail to load again.

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Neat finding.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 27, 2012 3:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Additional Info

We're seeing that on dial up users as well. I'm unsure if that's a problem that can be solved. Some web sites stop loading if the connection is too slow.

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It used to work
by arod0711 / August 27, 2012 2:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Neat finding.

The only thing about the issue that brings me to post in the forum is that before I reloaded Windows 7 onto my computer this last time, it worked just fine when tethering. That is to say, I was tethering on it the same day I reran the operating system and it was working. This leads me to think that it is a default security setting that I don't know how to change or that I'm forgetting to download something onto my computer. Unfortunately, Microsoft Update has successfully run all updates as of yesterday.

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Cellular wireless is getting slower around here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 28, 2012 8:56 AM PDT
In reply to: It used to work

As more and more smartphones pile on, you see the speed fall off. The cure appears to be to move back to DSL/Cable/ other than cellular.

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Same Problem
by Coley84 / November 28, 2012 7:14 PM PST
In reply to: It used to work

I have the same problem, I factory reset my laptop, and now many pages won't load. I'm wondering if you fouund the solution? I have been searchig for someone who has, but am in despair!

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by arod0711 / December 30, 2012 9:46 PM PST
In reply to: Same Problem

Sorry, I'm afraid I didn't find a solution. When tethering with my phone, some pages simply wouldn't load but when I got onto a faster wifi connection all sites worked fine. I later got a new phone (same kind of phone, just new) and all pages worked when tethering with it. So I'm going to assume that in my case it really was just an issue of speed.

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