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Old 10-18-2003, 05:58 PM   #1
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Opera problem

I have a problem with my internet connection.
I use Opera as a browser and it works mush slower than in Windows XP. I have been told that is the firewall. If the firewall is the problem how do I deactivate it?
What can I do to make the internet load as fast as with IE?

Old 10-18-2003, 06:12 PM   #2
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I'm not sure that deactivating your firewall is the answer - modify it YES! Deactivate NO! IE loads so fast because it's already loaded - you're just opening it up. It sits there using your system resources until you need it. Which distro are you using?
Old 10-18-2003, 06:31 PM   #3
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Which Opera version do you have and are you using the latest XFree + the latest drivers for your card?
Old 10-18-2003, 09:36 PM   #4
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I use opera and it is great. Have you downloaded the latest beta update? I did and i fixed a whole host of problems.
Old 10-18-2003, 09:51 PM   #5
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After downloading 7.21....
File Preferences > Windows. go to loading on the right and choose redraw instantly.

if you're using broadband, try this too.
File Preferences > Network. max server connections up it higher than the default to something like 16 and max total connections to something like 32. if synchronous dns is checked, uncheck it.
Old 10-19-2003, 04:08 AM   #6
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I am using Linux RedHat 9.0 with 2.4.20 kernel and Opera 7.11.
Opera loads fast but when I want to connect to a site (for example it takes much more time than IE.
Another problem could be the modem driver. I don't know the model of my modem, just that it is WiseCom so the driver is Generic Modem but someone told me that there is no problem with the driver because he uses Generic Modem as web pages are loaded as fast as in IE.



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