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  • nwriko2 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    count me me with the ones who have gone back to 4. doesn't make any sense we should have so many problems. thank god for time machine
  • GP7200 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I found Safari 5 to be very sluggish. However, all pages loaded albeit noticeable slower with frequent 'beach balls'.

    Prior to upgrade: Safari 4.0.5. No plug-ins. Flash 10.1. Google DNS servers. Perfect.

    After upgrade: Safari 5. No plug-ins. Flash 10.1. Google DNS servers. Significantly reduced performance.

    I went back to Safari 4.0.5. All is well now.
  • Moban Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I use Time Machine. Is there a way to reinstall Safari 4 from a backup? Will it work for sure or may it case additional issues? I really dont think we should have to go through hoops to make Safari 5 work as it should. I really think its related to DNS. I hope Apple acknowledges there is actually an issue with Safari 5 and announces a fix is coming soon.
  • mharding Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem here. I just added the OpenDNS servers to my Airport DNS settings on my MBP and it seems to have fixed it. Fast for the last hour. But still needs to be fixed by Apple.

    System Prefs > Network > Airport > Advanced > DNS > DNS Servers
    208.67.222.222
    208.67.222.220
    10.0.1.1 (This is my Time Capsule Router)
  • GKP2004 Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    I don't use an airport extreme. I have PCs in our place and use a linksys. I really don't think I have a option to change settings, what should I do?
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,485 points)
    GKP2004 wrote:
    I don't use an airport extreme. I have PCs in our place and use a linksys. I really don't think I have a option to change settings, what should I do?


    If you haven't tried it yet - add some dns server numbers to System Preferences-Network-Advanced-DNS on your mac.
  • Beren Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Is there an advantage, or disadvantage? to adding the open DNS servers to the router, as opposed to editing the settings on one's computer through Network preferences?
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,485 points)
    one argument, is that it takes some load off the mac, since the router does the communicating & passes on the result of the lookup - I've never noticed this myself.

    After Safari 5 - a good number of people here reported their routers/modems crashing - which some say have been fixed by entering the dns servers on the mac - perhaps taking a load off the router, which was maybegetting overloaded, or deliberately shutting down due to a perceived 'flood' attack.
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Hi

    I've tried this both ways and have concluded the OpenDNS codes on the router (Airport Extreme dual band) work best for my setup.

    Page load is quite quick on both the iMac and MacBook Pro. The former is connected via Ethernet; the latter via Airport 5 ghz band.
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,485 points)
    ymmv - but we can put figures to it, to an extent.

    http://code.google.com/p/namebench/

    does show a few milliseconds faster on average using the router here, comparing the same dns server. Although direct to the dns has the (very slightly) faster times - though run the test for longer & it changes a bit. So very little in it, using a 'cheap n nasty' router.
  • OVozeh Level 3 Level 3 (840 points)
    Same problem, have done all was told by some of you guys, no resolution. However, it needs to be pointed out that the problem is not consistent, sometimes it comes with some pages, sometimes those same pages open fast, but then again back to hanging . . .
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    does show a few milliseconds faster on average using the router here, comparing the same dns server. Although direct to the dns has the (very slightly) faster times - though run the test for longer & it changes a bit. So very little in it, using a 'cheap n nasty' router.


    As my daughter would say, "sick!"
  • Jon Lorrimer Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Havent managed to open single web page since "upgrading" this morning. Works fine on my Macbook - but not on the Mini. Same router. Farce.
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (31,135 points)
    JOn --
    Are you really on 10.4.6?
    If not, fix your computer / OS profile please.
  • Stuart Lawrence Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having similar issues. When I click on a site, the loading bar will move a quarter across but the site won't load. What's weird is that if I click on another site, it will load perfectly. This seems to occur randomly. I never noticed any issues like this with Safari 4.
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