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Are these unwanted trackers slowing my internet access?


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#1 peterlonz

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 09:33 PM

I have noticed a recent slowing in my internet access together with many short drop-outs that typically last for 20 sec to 10 mins.

My ISP has recommended the removal of a splitter, now done, but still normal operation eludes me.

I now quite frequently launch a program: "https://www.ismyinternetworking.com" just to be certain of my status.

The last time I also ran: https://tools.pingdom.com.

That reported 8.5 secs to get a connection, today 3.5 secs!

The connection was rated C 74 but I have no idea what that means.

What I did notice was this:

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Remove the following redirect chain if possible: Remove the following redirect chain if possible: Remove the following redirect chain if possible: Remove the following redirect chain if possible: Remove the following redirect chain if possible: Remove the following redirect chain if possible: Remove the following redirect chain if possible:

It appears I have a connection trail riddled with unwanted redirects which I have no idea how to eliminate.

MY browsers are: Opera & Chrome, the above relates to Opera.

Hoping for advice on this Thanks

 

 



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#2 britechguy

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:23 AM

If you don't use uBlock Origin (which does more than ad block) I would strongly suggest you look into it.  I don't use Opera, but I know it exists for Firefox and Chrome, so a variant for Opera most likely exists.


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 12:50 AM

Brian,

 

Thanks for the response.

I just tied all the links I posted & all were listed to be blocked by uBlock Origin.

Frankly I don't know if or when these load or even if uBlock is reliable at blocking.

It could be just a SW program misreporting; but I feel its more than that.

 

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