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#1 Tad Bear

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:16 AM

I have been trialing a virgin usb modem (E1762) to see if it could provide additional download capability nearing the end of the month to avoid horrendous charges from dodo. The internet keeps dropping in and out using the usb. When it does work and I have a reaonable strength of signal Firefox has trouble loading and when it does load pages take forever to load or time out. I have made some changes to about config but this has not helped.

In the May 2010 edition of PC Authority, where it roadtests various mobile broadband networks, it specifically notes this problem (page 23) and suggests using openDNS. Is this a suitable solution? Would I have to change both my adsl2 dodo account and the virgin account (I believe its in the tcp/ip settings - for the lan dodo its in the general tab of the property settings of network connections and in the usb virgin modem its in the networking tab).

I also understand that there are some issues in firefox with opendns hijacking google and that further changes to about:config can be made to fix this.

I hope someone more technically aware can assist.

Regards Tad

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