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SabineReynolds Calculating status...
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Just upgraded to OSX 10.5.8 and Safari 4.0.3. Loading web pages in Safari 4.0.3 is very slow taking up to 20 secs for some pages when in the past it only took 1-2 secs max.

Any advice?
iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Aug 19, 2009 1:49 AM (in response to SabineReynolds)
    Hi

    Welcome to Apple Discussions

    Speed can be affected by the DNS server codes employed your Internet Provider. Sometimes these codes are not the most efficient with Safari.

    Try this:

    Via the Apple Menu open System Preferences>Network. Click on your internet connection - either Ethernet or Airport, then select "advanced". In the DNS panel enter on separate lines the following OpenDNS codes: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220. Select "OK", then "apply".

    In the Network panel, if Ethernet or Airport (whichever you use) is not at the top of the list, click on the "gear icon" at the left bottom. Select "set service order". When the help box opens drag your connection type to the top of the list. Select "apply" when complete.

    Restart Safari.
    iMac 2.4GHz 4 GB RAM, MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), WD Studio 750 gb HD, Canon iP4500 Printer, Airport Extreme/Express
  • Bees Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 22, 2009 11:32 AM (in response to Hawaiian_Starman)
    OMG!

    Hawaiian_Starman YOU ARE THE BEST! I have been experiencing the same sloooooooow issue and you solved it. What a difference. Those DNS entries worked great. Now all pages in Safari load like lightning!

    Thank YOU!
    Mac OS X (10.5.8), MacBook Pro
  • paulmcisaac Calculating status...
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    Aug 23, 2009 6:58 PM (in response to Hawaiian_Starman)
    Do you have a similar fix for slow Safari 4.0.3 on an iBook G4 running OS X.4.11?
    G4 iBook (1.42 Ghz, 1.5 Gb), Mac OS X (10.4.11), G-Drive Q 500Gb
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Aug 23, 2009 7:48 PM (in response to paulmcisaac)
    Hi Paul and Welcome to Apple Discussions

    Do you have a similar fix for slow Safari 4.0.3 on an iBook G4 running OS X.4.11?


    Go to the System Preferences>Network panel

    -Location - set up a personal location by clicking on the location drop down menu and selecting "add a location". Use a name familiar to you. Once established, select "apply".
    -Next, click on the "Show" drop down menu and select Network Port Configurations. Depending on whether you use Ethernet or Airport (wireless) for your setup: Only Ethernet or Airport ought to be checked. Move it to the top of the list (you can drag it). Select "apply". Everything else ought to be unchecked unless you use a Bluetooth device.
    -Back to the "Show" menu, select either "Ethernet" or "Airport" (whichever applies to you). Click on the TCP panel. There, enter (copy/paste on separate lines) 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 in the DNS servers box - these are Opensource DNS codes.

    When done, select OK, then "apply"

    Last step: In the Finder, go to your Utilities folder and select "Terminal". Once the screen is open copy/paste lookupd -flushcache and press return. This clears out the DNS cache. Once done, quit Terminal.

    Restart Safari

    In Safari Menu>Reset Safari. Select "empty the cache", then reset.

    Try a URL
    iMac 2.4GHz 4 GB RAM, MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), WD Studio 750 gb HD, Canon iP4500 Printer, Airport Extreme/Express
  • WarriorAnt Level 4 Level 4 (2,750 points)
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    Aug 23, 2009 11:05 PM (in response to Hawaiian_Starman)
    Wow! Those codes REALLY speed things up! Sites load instantly now. Thanks Starman.
    iMac 24", 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB memory, 23" Dell 2nd monitor, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 2- 1TB HD, 750GB HD, Ipod Touch 2nd G, audio-technica ATH-AD700
  • WarriorAnt Level 4 Level 4 (2,750 points)
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    Aug 23, 2009 11:18 PM (in response to WarriorAnt)
    What about Safari on an iPod Touch using Airport Extreme?

    Should I put those codes in Airport Extreme for the Safari on the Touch Also?

    Thanks.
    iMac 24", 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB memory, 23" Dell 2nd monitor, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 2- 1TB HD, 750GB HD, Ipod Touch 2nd G, audio-technica ATH-AD700
  • situate Calculating status...
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    Aug 24, 2009 2:06 PM (in response to Hawaiian_Starman)
    I'm so sorry, but I can't find the "DNS panel." And the separate lines you're referring to: How are they marked? Does it have anything to do w/ IPv4 and/or IPv6. Sorry ... I'm really lost.
    iMac8,1, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Intel Core 2 Duo w/2.66 GHz
  • Maria Folsom Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Aug 24, 2009 3:58 PM (in response to Hawaiian_Starman)
    Hawaiian-Starman,

    I have the same problem and tried to follow your directions. You wrote: Click on your internet connection - either Ethernet or Airport, then select "advanced".

    I don't have "Advanced" button after I select Airport.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Maria
    G5 iMac 20"; G4 iBook laptop, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Maria Folsom Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Aug 24, 2009 4:01 PM (in response to Hawaiian_Starman)
    Hawaiian Starman,

    I don't have "Advanced" button as you describe in your instructions, after I select Airport. Anything else I can do to solve the same problem?

    Thanks,
    Maria
    G5 iMac 20"; G4 iBook laptop, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Aug 24, 2009 4:03 PM (in response to Maria Folsom)
    You are reading the post related to OS X Leopard. Follow the post specific to OS X Tiger.
    iMac 2.4GHz 4 GB RAM, MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), WD Studio 750 gb HD, Canon iP4500 Printer, Airport Extreme/Express
  • WarriorAnt Level 4 Level 4 (2,750 points)
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    Aug 24, 2009 6:52 PM (in response to Hawaiian_Starman)
    OK I need some help now. I don't know if it is related (probably not).

    Ever since I added those 2 codes I have been able to go to any Apple forum BUT the Safari forum. I cannot enter it. I don't really see how the two could be realted but thats when it started. Only by clicking on "My Posts" have I been able to get into this Safari forum post.

    This is the message I get when I try to click on the Safari forum.

    ERROR
    An error in the system has occurred. Please contact the system administrator if the problem persists.

    Useful links :

    Forum Home -- browse the forums here.
    Search Forums -- visit the search page to query all forum content.

    Anyone have any Idea what the pproblem might be? As I said Safari is the only forum that is doing this.

    Thanks in advance
    iMac 24", 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB memory, 23" Dell 2nd monitor, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2- 1TB HD, 750GB HD, Ipod Touch 2nd G, audio-technica ATH-AD700
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Aug 24, 2009 7:44 PM (in response to WarriorAnt)
    It's not the codes. Over the past few days, there have been on-going problems with the Safari forums affecting all users who are logged in. If you want to scroll the forums, log out first, then try accessing the forum page again. After the initial load, you may have to refresh the page due to caching information retained in your system.
    iMac 2.4GHz 4 GB RAM, MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), WD Studio 750 gb HD, Canon iP4500 Printer, Airport Extreme/Express
  • WarriorAnt Level 4 Level 4 (2,750 points)
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    Aug 24, 2009 8:05 PM (in response to Hawaiian_Starman)
    I couldn't see how it could be the codes!

    No matter what I do I can't access the Safari Forum page correctly.
    iMac 24", 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB memory, 23" Dell 2nd monitor, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2- 1TB HD, 750GB HD, Ipod Touch 2nd G, audio-technica ATH-AD700
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Aug 24, 2009 8:36 PM (in response to WarriorAnt)
    Maybe the communication is getting mixed. I'll say it again - the forum is having problems correctly rendering the Safari forum page. This has been on-going for the past 4 days. It's up and it's down, and rarely looks correct. I think the forum may be having a mid-life crisis.
    iMac 2.4GHz 4 GB RAM, MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), WD Studio 750 gb HD, Canon iP4500 Printer, Airport Extreme/Express
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