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Litmatch21

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Lenovo T61P
Win 7
Wireless Connection (Router Linksys WRT54G2)


I installed Comodo's Firewall and during installation I accepted to install the Secure DNS too. Afterward I noticed my web-pages loaded slower than usual. They weren't extremely slow but definitely slower than what I've been accustomed. I tried some OPENDNS servers and others to see if it made any difference but it didn't. I also went to my router's setup page((http://192.168.1.1/)so I could manually add the previously mentioned DNS servers. I finally decided to revert back to my old DNS list. To disable using the Comodo DNS servers I did the following:

Wireless Network Connection Properties-> Internet Protocol Ver 4 (TCP/IPv4)-> Properties -> Select "Obtain DNS server address automatically"

I also went into to my router's setup page (http://192.168.1.1/) to set my DNS list to zeros so that I can get back my default ISP's DNS servers (207.69.188.185,186,187). However, website loading is still sluggish.

I thought the issue might just be a temporary hiccup from my ISP but my roommate doesn't have these issues. We tried a speed test at dslreports.com and the results were weird. On my laptop the results were 8500+ Kb/s with a 279ms latency. I was 10 ft away from my router. His results were 3000+Kb/s with a 11ms latency and he was 30 ft away from the router. Is the latency a major issue?

Any ideas or suggestions? Thank you.
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Litmatch21

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Problem solved. I uninstalled Comodo's firewall and presto everything is back to normal. Duuuuh :D ... Gonna stick to Win 7's built-in firewall to work along side my router's.
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Latency is a major issue for browsing speed. It's also the reason your web pages were so sluggish. Essentially, it's the time it takes for your request to get to the source (i.e. when you type "google.com" into your browser, it takes your roommate 11 ms for the request to get to the Google server).

I'd suggest you keep Comodo's Firewall. It's a great personal firewall, and like they can tell you over in the Malware Removal forums, it's an important piece of software. Install it without the Secure DNS option, and you can even set your DNS servers (on your PC or on your router) to Google's DNS servers (8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4) They're super-quick, and super-reliable.They'll serve up your web pages much faster than anything your ISP will offer you.

Edited by ElliotFriend, 28 January 2011 - 01:26 PM.

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