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Speeding up websurfing using IE or Firefox.

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In the office, we have many staff who surf as part of their job (web researcher) and very frequently the complaint is that Internet access is slow. We have 10Mbps downlink and only 35 staff, and around 5 active web surfer. Their PC is already high end (Core2 Duo, 4GB Ram, 100GB HDD free, WinXP SP3)

Are there any settings, programs that can be installed to speed up Internet surfing? (not speed up downloading) e.g. max connections per server or deploying squid proxy server or any other industrial strength web cache?

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by:debuggerau
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There are many considerations to make when trying to increase speed to remote services..

Obviously, latency and throughput are the keys..

Hosting your own proxy server can help with repeatedly used files.
As does a cache only DNS server housing internally for quick resolve of addresses..
Then there a packet shapers like packeteer or Bluecoat to get the most out of that 10Meg..

Contingency is a big part to play too, if your ISP is sharing many connections, the delays could be there also..

But the common consensus today is to just through more bandwidth at it..
Its cheaper and easier to manage, unless you can prove that spending 10K is going to make it that much better..
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by:artradis
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Hi when I continuously ping local google, the response time is flat meaning the utilization is below peak.

All PCs are pointing to local DNS servers.

Accessing google is near instaneous.

Any other comments on improving web access is welcomed. A $10K budget is feasible. Thanks.
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sounds like their complaints might not be related to your setup anyway, maybe the end-systems they are connecting with..
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