Help with Connection Speed Please

  McD 14:26 29 Jul 2003

I have recently moved to Cyprus and live in a rather remote area with no phone lines. CYTA (Local phone company) very kindly offered me a mobile phone which operates within a limited range of the house. Calls are charged at normal phone rates. Problem is I can connect to the Internet but only at 9.6Kb maximum. I have learned to live with this, but when web pages are loading they take forever. Is there any way I can make all pages that load low graphics versions, and disable flash messages from loading. They just take forever? Just as an example getting from PCA Log In page to the Helproom has taken me 5 minutes!! I am using Windows XP Home and IE Version 6. Thanks in advance

  McD 14:48 29 Jul 2003

ade.h thanks for the reply have had a look at this option (Gandalf recommended on in another thread) only problem is it's 1.67Mb Can you imagine how long that would take to download in bytes per second!!! I will never complain about slow modem connections again.

  McD 15:07 29 Jul 2003

Thanks guys, Jester 2K II done that! But a lot of the ads still load as part of the web page, and it takes time! Even the simple tasks are slow. AVG updates normally about 1400 to 1500Kb's take 30 minutes! I guess I'll just have to live with it in the meantime. I won't tick as resolved just yet in case someone comes up with anything else. Thanks again

  McD 15:46 29 Jul 2003

Thanks for the responses, will check out satellite option DieSse never thought about that!

  Belatucadrus 16:07 29 Jul 2003

click here for naviscope it doesn't work miracles, but can be set to block a lot of spurious traffic.

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