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Firefox slower than IE

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Firefox slower than IE

When doing speedtest on the Plusnet tester firefox is slower that internet explorer. I can tell this because when you have ZoneAlarm installed it shows you your current uploading and downloading with green and red bars.

With IE if the green bar (download) is consitently at 4/5 during the test the connection gets about 1.9MB

With Mozilla if the green bar is consistently at 4/5 during the test the connection gets about 1.7MB

Strange...
8 REPLIES
mike001
Grafter
Posts: 393
Registered: 30-07-2007

Firefox slower than IE

both about the same for me

I dont think I could go back to IE after using firefox :-)
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Firefox slower than IE

You can tune Firefox to outperform IE


Try

http://www.neon-labs.com
Neondaze
Grafter
Posts: 90
Registered: 08-06-2007

Firefox slower than IE

Has anyone used the neonlabs tune up facility for Firefox? How good is it? what are your impressions?
LiamM
Grafter
Posts: 5,636
Registered: 12-08-2007

Firefox slower than IE

I just downloaded it and used it now.

Made no difference to me I don't think.

My Firefox performance is very good anyway.
Neondaze
Grafter
Posts: 90
Registered: 08-06-2007

Firefox slower than IE

Was that the trial version?

Anyone else used it?

As far as my Firefox performance is concerned, once running it seems to be fine, speedier than IE. However it does seems to take a while to load, certainly longer than IE. Anyone have any suggestions?
LiamM
Grafter
Posts: 5,636
Registered: 12-08-2007

Firefox slower than IE

It was the trial yes.

Firefox loads up speedier than IE for me. On my laptop it used to take longer than IE, but on my PC it's pretty much instant.

And browsing seems speedier also.
Neondaze
Grafter
Posts: 90
Registered: 08-06-2007

Firefox slower than IE

I have just used the Tweak Network extension from the Firefox Extensions and Themes website.

The power setting in this extension speeds up browsing noticably. Simple to use. And it's free.

Highly recommend it.
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Firefox slower than IE

Another Firefox tuner (free) at http://www.firetune.com