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New York Times is only half loading

PowerMAC G4, running OS X 1.1.5, using IE 5 for MACs with a DSL connection is only half loading graphic/text heavy pages, like NYTimes, CNN, etc. Appreciate any help you can give. thx
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strungCommented:
Is your DSL PPPoE? Are you connected directly to the modem or through a router?
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Margaret48Author Commented:
DSL is not PPPoE and is connected directly to the modem.
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strungCommented:
Your symptoms sound like an MTU problem, but that usually only arises with PPPoE or PPPoA connections. You could try, as an experiment, lowering your MTU settings which are found somewhere in your network preferences panel, I think under the Ethernet settings. The default value is 1500. PPPoE prefers 1492 and PPPoA often a lower figure. You might try, just as an experiment, lowering the value to, say 1400. If that does not solve the problem, set it back to 1500.

By the way, how much RAM do you have?

Also how much room is left on your hard drive?
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brettmjohnsonCommented:
> PowerMAC G4, running OS X 1.1.5

I assume you mean Mac OS X 10.1.5.  This is a very old version of Mac OS X.
I strongly suggest you upgrade to 10.3.9, or minimally 10.2.8.

> using IE 5 for MACs..

IE 5 is the buggiest, poorest performing web browser for Mac OS X.
I suggest you consider using OmniWeb, Camino, or FireFox.  Each
has older versions available that run on Mac OS X 10.1, but the newer
versions require 10.2 or better.

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Margaret48Author Commented:
Downloaded OmniWeb but don't know how to get it to work. Says it failed to mount due to error 35, that its already inuse.
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strungCommented:
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Margaret48Author Commented:
Just tried camino; same thing--file appears on desktop but when I click on it, it says failed to mount due to error 35--camino is already in use. HELP!! Pleeezze.
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strungCommented:
What exactly is the name of the file on the desktop? Did you allow enough time for the file to download completely before yo double-clicked on it?
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strungCommented:
If the file on the desktop is a .dmg file, it may have automatically mounted as a disk image and you may not realize it.

The behavior of the Finder will vary somewhat depending upon your preferences; the "virtual disk" mounted by the Finder may or may not appear on your Desktop, and may or may not be visible in the "Sidebar" of icons on the left of every Finder window. To configure where virtual disks appear for you, switch to the Finder, select "Preferences" from the Finder menu, and check the appropriate checkboxes: the checkbox that governs whether virtual disks appear on the desktop is the "CDs, DVDs and iPods" checkbox in the Finder's "General" preferences, while the checkbox that governs whether virtual disks appear in the Sidebar is the "Removable media (such as CDs)" checkbox in the Finder's "Sidebar" preferences. (Yes, Apple could be a bit more clear about this.) To minimize confusion and maximize available information, we recommend that users check both of these checkboxes.

Assuming the file is a .dmg file and the check boxes are checked, it should show up as if it were a separate drive in either your side bar or your desktop. Open the "drive" and drag and drop the Camino icon into your Applications folder.

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Margaret48Author Commented:
The file is on the desktop as Camino-8.5.dmg. I dragged the disk icon to Applications. OmniWeb is also there. I'm in Explorer as we speak, so how do I switch to either one of the 2 I just downloaded?
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strungCommented:
You don't drag the .dmg icon to application.

Try this. Move the two .dmg icons back to your desktop.

Now restart your computer. After it has restarted, double-click on camino-85.dmg. It should either open a separate window with Camino in it or create another icon on your desktop that looks like another hard drive. Let us know which happens.
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Margaret48Author Commented:
Under Finder" preferences" Show these items on desktop, the boxes checked are "hard disks", removeable media such as CDs", "connected servers". There is no separate category called "Cds, DVDs, iPods.
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strungCommented:
OK. Well try moving the two .dmg files back to your desktop and reboot. Then double click on one and tell us what happens.
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Margaret48Author Commented:
ok, did the above, double-clicked on Camino, and a harddrive like box appeared. I clicked on it and was told to drag the icon to my applications folder. I did. But I can't find it there. I tried dragging it again and it said it was already there.
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strungCommented:
Open your applications folder and in the View menu, change it to the List View. That should put everything in alphabetical order and you should be able to find Camino.
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Margaret48Author Commented:
Well, Camino is running, but the picture is shaking dramatically and there are striations too. What's going on?
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strungCommented:
If the picture is shaking and there are striations, it sounds like a hardware problem. Try rebooting again.
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Margaret48Author Commented:
I did and its working brilliantly...amazingly fast for dsl and looks like I have the entire NY Times in front of me. Thank you. Thank you. thank you. Have a great weekend.
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strungCommented:
Glad you got it working.  Have a good weekend.
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Margaret48Author Commented:
You were so helpful. I want you to get the points. But not sure which answer to accept. Actually, you ought to get 5X 125 points. Can I do that?
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strungCommented:
I would suggest you accept the "try Camino" post.
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