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Web browsing slow randomly since doing a clean load of 11.10. Using an HP Pavillion dv6000. Tried firefox, chromium, unity, unity 2d, gnome. No difference. Sometimes it flies, sometimes it takes 3-5 minutes to load the google home page or any other page including yours. It always says "waiting for (google.com or whatever)"

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check cat/etc/resolv.conf. weather proper dns is there or not –  Deepak Rajput Dec 27 '11 at 4:40

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The previous Update (1/6/11) to 11.10 seems to have resolved the problem. Both firefox and chromium now perform properly without the frequent "408 Request Time-out Your browser didn't send a complete request in time" errors.

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This could be a problem with your connection. We need to know more about your connection to the web. Sounds like a problem I had with my ISP having to do with periodic packet loss. Turned out to be a hardware problem on their main line. Run speedtest.net and look for inconsistent reports.

Have you tried re-installing the browsers? The only other thing I can think of is taking a look at your network interface driver. Perhaps someone else could jump in with a suggestion.

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"408 Request Time-out Your browser didn't send a complete request in time." This is what I got when I tried to add this comment a few minutes ago. It took about 4 minutes to come up. This looks like the browser is not requesting the page to me. It's not a connection issue. My other computer running 10.4 is what I use when I can't use this one. It has no problem. –  Terry Jan 1 '12 at 8:44

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