What have you done to speed up your internet use?

@writersedge (22579)
United States
September 6, 2008 7:28am CST
I'm talking about eleminating steps that you don't need to do, or ways you have made your machine or connection go faster. Besides changing to high speed and cleaning up my discs, I've been trying to find ways to use Mylot faster and do things faster. Like I hit my mail icon at the top of the page without scrolling up my Mylot page. Don't know why I scroll up when I have an Icon up in my top rule area anyway.
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@carolbee (16244)
• United States
19 Sep 08
I still have dial up so my computer runs at a snail's pace. I do have an icon on the top bar of my computer to open the page faster but only use it when I'm checking the earnings. I get rid of the history pages, temporary internet files and try to remember to fragment the files on a fairly regular basis. Nothing much helps this run faster but I am ok with the slow movement of this computer. I eventually get where I'm going.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Right now I need all the speed I can get. Other than 12 hours of work per week, I don't have any other income and I have liquidated almost all my assets. So anything I can do is wonderful. Just got my computer back last night. Windows XP was corrupted and so was the hard drive. Cost 107$ to get it back. Now it's a speed demond. Yes, defrag can be a help, but mine wasn't defragging any more. Red lines, most stayed, defrag would run and then I'd still have the red lines. That was more wasted time. So now defrag works. It's great. Thanks and take care.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Thanks, I have to get going or the room I promised to get all the rummage sale stuff out of will still have all the rummage sale stuff in. My husband wants to just load the stuff in the truck and go. Thanks and take care.
@Cannonball (3639)
• France
7 Sep 08
First,I would sooner use explorer instead of firefox.Firefox is certainly good but I always had speed problems with it and I got used to explorer. Then,I would of course clean up my disk,do the defragmentation regularly,making a scan with my antivirus regularly and then make as much space as I can on my disk coz I heard the processor run faster this way
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
7 Sep 08
I've never tried Firefox, I use Internet Explorer. All good advice. Thank you very much.
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@carmelanirel (21112)
• United States
7 Sep 08
On this very obsolete thing I am using, I keep as few things opened as possible..I do have broad band, if I had to do this with dial up, I would pull my hair out..
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
7 Sep 08
Yes, definitely one thing at at time on dial-up. Thanks and take care
• India
10 Sep 08
Everytime you use the net your computer stores several files under temporary files folder. Also something known as cookies so that webpages can be reaccessed quickly the next time when you want to. These gradually tend to slow down the spped. Thus regular clearance of these files can help you browse faster. There are softwares like tweak up which can help you configure optimal internet settings for the type of connection you use.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Sep 08
Just dumped a bunch of cookies today and temporary files too. Thanks and take care