Windows XP SP2 Home Edition
Dial-up on a laptop
*Not* on a network and no router (laptop plugged into phone jack for dial-up)
My Firefox is set to *not* allow cookies (though I have exceptions for sites like bleepingcomputer.com, and the library, etc.). I also block pop-ups in Firefox settings. I use Firefox for all web browsing.
I only use IE for Windows Update. In IE, I have it set to high security for internet, intranet, medium for trusted sites (which is Windows Update) and Restricted Sites is set to the default custom level (which deny/prompts everything). None of that probably matters, since I use Firefox for browsing, but I thought I'd mention it just in case.
I honestly don't remember if it's been like this all the time, but at least semi-lately (last couple months), I've noticed that when I'm connecting to a secure webpage (like the library logon or Amazon.com logon, etc.), it takes a REALLY long time for the page to come up. Sometimes a minute or more it seems like. I know secure sites take longer to load (especially on dial-up, right?), but that seems really really long...
Any thoughts as to why this would be...?
(I suppose it's possible a setting in Windows could have been changed by me that would cause this...? But I have no idea what that could be...)
Any help is appreciated -- thanks!
Edit/clarification: It's usually the first page that takes so long to load up. Meaning, if I go to the logon page of the library, it takes almost a minute to load up, but once I log in, it *seems* to go a little quicker navigating between pages, even though they're still https pages...
Edited by bloomcounty, 13 July 2007 - 11:30 AM.