Thanks so very much for your help but "Been There Done That." :-) All I am
asking (at this time) is if the one minute connection times are "normal" for
Comcast these days. There's no question but what the problem is Comcasts.
For example a ping of the site I use to set my computers' clock showed 16
hops with packet loss at each stop as follows (in percent):
If this sort of service has become the norm for Comcast I'll just move on to
DSL or something.
> > Just a simple question this time. Is this normal for Comcast these
> > EVERY web site I go to takes a full minute or more for the original
> > connection to be made. Calling support gets me the old "disconnect and
> > reconnect your modem" routine. I'm not aksing for help at this point, I
> > just would like to know of these one minute times are "normal."
> > Thanks so much.
> Run Winipcfg or it's equivalent for your OS and get your dns servers IP
> addresses. Do a traceroute to each of them. It may be that their dns
> are overloaded in you area, especially if a site loads quickly once
> contact is made. If files download fast after contact, I strongly suspect
> dns servers. Either they are overloaded, or there are other connect
> with those. If you are running a slow machine, and are using a local
> server on your machine with a large blocking list, this can cause delays,
> not as noticeable as the dns problems.
> If you see problems when trace routing to your dns servers, contact
> Comcast. It's their problem.
> John Gray
> If you don't have a reason, at least have an excuse.
> Just in case there's any doubt, my email address is useless. Please reply
> this newsgroup.