Solved

win 7 pc on workgroup, ie is extremly slow

Posted on 2010-08-13
4
340 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I joined a win 7 pc to a workgroup, it can see the members, but the ie 8 is extremly slow.

are there any settings that I must change on ie? or is this a dns problem.
0
Comment
Question by:CELEBEE1970
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 92

Assisted Solution

by:John Hurst
John Hurst earned 125 total points
ID: 33433355
I run Windows 7 on a workgroup (2 machines), Windows 7 and XP before that on the same workgroup. Internet Explorer has not been slow at all.  I don't know why it would be a DNS problem because DNS is external to your workgroup (should be in your router). You could check to make sure DNS is a newer one. 4.2.2.2 works well and there are others.

Open IE and check the Add-ins. Disable any you don't need and see what happens.  

Someone will tell you not to use IE and you don't have to. But that is a work-around and not a solution.

... Thinkpads_User
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Fred Marshall
ID: 33433678
It could be a software firewall issue.  Norton?

How old is the router and is it "compatible with Win 7"  This was an issue with Vista.

0
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
Fred Marshall earned 125 total points
ID: 33433686
What I often do is go "past" any local DNS for the internet and put the ISP DNS server IP addresses in the network interface configurations on each computer.  If you have internet connectivity then this works great.  If you don't have internet connectivity then it doesn't matter anyway......  :-)
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many people tend to confuse the function of a virus with the one of adware, this misunderstanding of the basic of what each software is and how it operates causes users and organizations to take the wrong security measures that would protect them ag…
Windows 7 does not have the best desktop search built in. This is something Windows 7 users have struggled with. You type something in, and your search results don’t always match what you are looking for, or it doesn’t actually work at all. There ar…
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now