I have just switched ISP's to a company called Sympatico from a company called I-Star. I am using a 386 with 16 meg of RAM, DOS 5.0, Windows 3.1 and a 28.8 modem. I have about 20 meg of disk space left.
On my old provider, the service while slow was acceptable, but on the new provider I am consistently getting times of 3 minutes, 5 minutes and even longer to load web pages, to load newsgroups and it seems to take longer to send and receive mail.
The ISP indicated that even with my setup I should expect to load their homepage in well under a minute.
Could there be a problem with the way my configuration interacts with the Sympatico setup, or could my browser be wrongly configured. On the old provider I was using IE, while on the new one I am using Netscape. Could this make a difference?