Chrome taking a long time to load www sites

Chrome is taking minutes to load CNN.COM (and most other sites take too long to complete loading).  We have a 20MB pipe to the internet - and speedtest.net shows up and down at 18mbps +/-....any idea why the browser would take so long to load?  IE seemingly takes less time to load - but still takes perceptibly too long.  Ping response times seem fine....as do DNS lookups.
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bensonwalkerAsked:
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RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
Hi,

Just to narrow it down a bit:

Is this from home, work?  If at work, do you use a proxy?  
Does this happen with other browsers or just chrome?
is it just this PC or across the board on all devices?
bensonwalkerAuthor Commented:
work. across the board to all PCs. no proxy. sonicwall TZ210 firewall is the gateway.  all browsers - but chrome worse than IE
RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
Can you test any of the devices outside your work network? Even tethering a laptop to your phone's internet and see if it makes a difference. That would isolate the router as a potential problem
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n2fcCommented:
Sites like cnn.com are LOADED with advertisements that take a long time to load.  Most of these ads use Flash ( a known source of malware).  Luckily, Chrome supports extensions that can block these ads!

In Chrome, click on the "bars" symbol in the upper right (customize) and select "More tools" then "Extensions"...
Next search for "UBlock Origin" and install it...

Once these ads are blocked you should see a remarkable increase in the speed of your page loads!

More info here:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?hl=en

and here:
https://www.ublock.org/
bensonwalkerAuthor Commented:
this turned out to be the auto-sensing settings of the sonicwall firewall interface port.....we forced the port to 100mbs and it cleaned up the problem...the different browsers definitely reacted differently to the flakey connection.

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bensonwalkerAuthor Commented:
this turned out to be the auto-sensing settings of the sonicwall firewall interface port.....we forced the port to 100mbs and it cleaned up the problem...the different browsers definitely reacted differently to the flakey connection.
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