OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Hardware: ASUS laptop K52F
ISP: Frontier Communications
Internet connection: DSL hard wired
Internet speed: 3Mbps download
Firefox version 45.0
IE version 11.0.9600.18230
Location: Morgantown, WV
I have a weird situation. (I posted this to another forum without getting a good answer - although maybe there isn't any? - so am posting it here.)
I notice that my perceived Internet download speed is much higher in IE than Firefox. That is, pages load much faster in IE than in Firefox. This situation is something new over the past two weeks; never happened before. So I tried to gather data to support my perception. When I test the download speed (Speedtest.net), I get the following typical results (averaged over 5 tests for each browser):
Download : Firefox 1.7-2.0 Mbps, IE 2.6-3.1 Mbps
Upload: Firefox 0.7 Mbps , IE 0.7 Mbps
Latency: 41ms for both
-- Version 45.0 was updated over past 2 weeks ==> is this the problem??
-- All extensions have been disabled
-- Plug-ins enabled: Shockwave Flash, Silverlight, Primetime Content Decryption Module by Adobe, OpenH264 Video Codec by Cisco
-- Configured to not remember history
-- 'Refreshed' Firefox - no change
Why should there be such a big difference between browsers?
Is there a configuration change that would make a difference for Firefox?