New subscriber M. Bangirov wrote to ask about web browsing speed problems:
My problem is very slow web browser.I have tried different browsers- mozilla,explorer7,opera and so on but i still have slow browser.Although the speed is ok with other computers with my EeePC 1000H i could not stand.I am becoming very angry with this case.Could you help me please?
There are a number of possibilities that may be causing the speed problem that he is reporting. Unfortunately, he did not identify enough of his setup for me to be able to figure out where his problem, or problems, are.
First, let’s think about the connection itself. How is he connecting to the Internet in order to be able to use his web browser?
Does he have an Ethernet connection to a router and then to a cable or dsl connection? Is he using a wireless connection, which is much more common with netbooks like the EeePC 1000H?
He mentions other computers – are they connected the same way? Or, are they connected via Ethernet while he’s using wireless.
If he’s using Wireless, what connection speed is his computer reporting on its speed to the router? The EeePC 1000H has 802.11b and 802.11g support, but both of those will slow down dramatically if there is interference from other notebooks or distance or walls & metal between the router and the wireless device.
Enough on the connection…what about the computer itself?
The EeePC 1000H has 1 GB RAM and a 1.6 GHz Atom N270 processor. It’s slower than a full-sized computer. It won’t feel the same. But, it should be adequate for web surfing, unless you have too much active at one time.
He might be trying to web surf while having Microsoft Office or other computer hog programs running. He may have several of the various programs that manufacturers seem to think we want them to install and want to run all the time. (He can get them under control with WinPatrol www.winpatrol.com ). He may be running too many programs for the small netbook.
Or, it may be that his security programs are the problem. Antivirus, antispyware and firewall programs have gotten bigger and require much more in the way of resources.
I suggest that he try VIPRE Antivirus Premium, which I use. It has a free 30-day trial, which should be plenty of time for him to see how an integrated antivirus + antispyware + firewall solution can reduce the load on his computer system.