for how to set your "connection timed out"
to get pages to load faster AND NOT connect to the ad servers ...(they can slow down your load times)
get a new hosts file..
then Windows checks the Hosts file before it queries any DNS servers, which enables it to override addresses in the DNS.
This prevents access to the listed sites by redirecting any connection attempts back to the local machine. Another
feature of the HOSTS file is its ability to block other applications from connecting to the Internet,(think adware) providing the entry exists.
You can use a HOSTS file to block ads, banners, 3rd party Cookies, 3rd party page counters, web bugs, and even most hijackers. This is accomplished by blocking the connections that supplies these little gems....
Example - the following entry 127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net blocks all files supplied by that DoubleClick Server to the
web page you are viewing. This also prevents the server from tracking your movements. Why? ... because in certain cases "Ad Servers" like Doubleclick (and many others) will try to open a separate connection on the webpage you are viewing...
Simply using a HOSTS file is not a cure-all against all the dangers on the Internet, but it does provide another very
effective "Layer of Protection"....
complete instructions here..http://www.mvps.org/...2002/hosts2.htm
download it here
click on the download link and select.... Save OR Save Target As hosts.zip
In the following example I will use the Desktop as a download location. From the "Save As" dialog box, click the Desktop icon on the left side....I personally have a folder on my desktop named ..NEW DOWNLOADS...by default everything I download goes there..but yours is probably different..
Click Save... this will save " hosts.zip" to your Desktop.
From your Desktop right-click (hosts.zip) and select...Extract All from the menu....
Click Next..., select the option..."Show Extracted files".. click Finish
This will open the newly created hosts folder on your Desktop.
Double-click on the included mvps.bat
file, this will rename the existing HOSTS file to HOSTS.MVP, then it will copy the included updated HOSTS file to the correct location on your machine...
Note: When you run the (mvps.bat) batch file XP users may see a prompt, simply click Run and continue. Once updated you should see another prompt that the task was completed. Some users may see a pop-up from certain Security programs about changes to the HOSTS file. Allow the change ...
thats it your done ...dialup surfers will notice a huge speed bump in loading pages
you will notice that when surfing there will be blocks on the screen saying something about can't connect to blah blah
blah..those are ad servers the main page will still be there ...just no more ad's trying to sell you something you
probably don't want or need...when you are in the market to buy something or want to check prices or facts about a
product just goggle it and shop away...
Edited by happyrck, 02 February 2008 - 08:16 AM.