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anybody else experiencing problems with SV pages loading?? I ve been having trouble for awhile , and now Toobroke e-mailed me earlier and said its doing the same to him..the heading and the ad comes up but the rest of the page is just blank..:doh:
 

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ok here
 

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You can begin to isolate the issue (browser - computer - internet connection) by issuing a ping command from a command prompt. In windows XP go to programs - accessories - command prompt and enter "ping smokinvette.com" without the quotes. The computer will display some stats regarding the connection. If you need assistance, drop me a note at [email protected]
 

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Don't know how you connect to your ISP but with all the water you have recently had I would guess that the problem may be between your house and your service provider. A little water in the cable can give data transmission problems, even if the wires are completely intact.
 

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HMMMMMm.....just had a hiccup here.......
 

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My SmokinVette has been very slow loading for the past three weeks. At times I have given up on trying to get it connected. It'll go as far as displaying a blank page with the SmokinVette logo at the top but then it won't get past that. And when I do get it going it takes forever to skip back and forth between topics.....................................

And it's totally dry where I live as rain hasn't fallen for months and daytime temperatures are in the mid 90's.
 

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My SmokinVette has been very slow loading for the past three weeks. At times I have given up on trying to get it connected. It'll go as far as displaying a blank page with the SmokinVette logo at the top but then it won't get past that. And when I do get it going it takes forever to skip back and forth between topics.....................................

And it's totally dry where I live as rain hasn't fallen for months and daytime temperatures are in the mid 90's.
The answer about the water was for Fish. Your problem is probably not due to water. Is the slowness limited to SV or do your all web pages load slowly? I would contact your service provider and have them walk you through a check of your upload and download speeds between you and the DSLAM (if you have DSL service). Or, you could try running a speed test using;

http://speakeasy.net/speedtest/

You need to check with your ISPs to determine what speeds you are paying for.
 

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The answer about the water was for Fish. Your problem is probably not due to water. Is the slowness limited to SV or do your all web pages load slowly? I would contact your service provider and have them walk you through a check of your upload and download speeds between you and the DSLAM (if you have DSL service). Or, you could try running a speed test using;

http://speakeasy.net/speedtest/

You need to check with your ISPs to determine what speeds you are paying for.

It's only SmokinVette that is slow as everything else loads normally. The problem has been off-and-on for the past several weeks. I get my internet service thru Verison and it comes in to a "MiFi" that is mounted on my roof and then piped in via a coax cable (my mobile home has an aluminum skin and roof so no signals penetrate).

A few days ago I couldn't get it to load at all and finally gave up trying.
 

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It's only SmokinVette that is slow as everything else loads normally. The problem has been off-and-on for the past several weeks. I get my internet service thru Verison and it comes in to a "MiFi" that is mounted on my roof and then piped in via a coax cable (my mobile home has an aluminum skin and roof so no signals penetrate).

A few days ago I couldn't get it to load at all and finally gave up trying.
Hmmmm, interesting. Is there any specific time of day that you access SV? Since MiFi works over the cellular network, cellular traffic through the tower that your location is nearest to will affect your upload/download speeds. When did students in your area go back to school (if there are students in/near your location)? Are you accessing SV near the time when they are going to or coming back from school when they might be using their cell phones? Can you correlate the slowness to a particular time of day? If you know where your nearest cell tower is, might there be a business nearby where employees might be making calls on their breaks? Have there been fires in your area? If your ISP uses microwave to transmit from the cell tower to the central office, smoke will degrade and slow transmission speeds. I don't have any answers; just thinking of the possibilities.

I tend to think that the slowness is a local issue for you. The problem is probably not in the backbone network or in the SV server itself, otherwise more would be complaining about it.
 

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heres the weird part.. my laptop has no problem at all with sv..either thru my cable internet or my MIFI.. but now my desktop wont load all of sv pages at all .on either one..it gets the heading and the ad at the top of page, but everything else is blank...
 

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It's only SmokinVette that is slow as everything else loads normally. The problem has been off-and-on for the past several weeks. I get my internet service thru Verison and it comes in to a "MiFi" that is mounted on my roof and then piped in via a coax cable (my mobile home has an aluminum skin and roof so no signals penetrate).

A few days ago I couldn't get it to load at all and finally gave up trying.
I've been having the same problems too. I switched my internet browser from Explorer to Mozilla Firefox, no problems now.:thumbsup3:
 

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Hmmmm, interesting. Is there any specific time of day that you access SV? Since MiFi works over the cellular network, cellular traffic through the tower that your location is nearest to will affect your upload/download speeds. When did students in your area go back to school (if there are students in/near your location)? Are you accessing SV near the time when they are going to or coming back from school when they might be using their cell phones? Can you correlate the slowness to a particular time of day? If you know where your nearest cell tower is, might there be a business nearby where employees might be making calls on their breaks? Have there been fires in your area? If your ISP uses microwave to transmit from the cell tower to the central office, smoke will degrade and slow transmission speeds. I don't have any answers; just thinking of the possibilities.

I tend to think that the slowness is a local issue for you. The problem is probably not in the backbone network or in the SV server itself, otherwise more would be complaining about it.

I live in the foothills about 25 miles from the nearest town so the service here is a bit sketchy. And I've noticed Saturdays and Sundays my service is a lot slower as people are home and on their computers. And during the week I access the SmokinVette forums periodically throughout the day; no particular time. It has only been the past three weeks when I've had trouble with SmokinVette only; all the other sites load normally.
 
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