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This board is really slow.

01-18-2003, 12:17 AM
People said I was crazy earlier but it is really slow, especially the players forums!

I know I'm not the only person having this problem and I'm on a cable connection.

Is there something limiting the bandwidth for the players forums, etc.? WTAworld is about ten times faster.

01-18-2003, 12:45 AM
The problem is most likely a router between you and

01-18-2003, 01:21 AM
Well a lot of other people have having the same problem, is there anything I can do?

01-18-2003, 02:57 AM
open a command prompt

start/programs/ms dos prompt

or in windows xp start/programs/accessories/command prompt

type "tracert" <enter>

you will be shown the path from your computer to and the time in miliseconds for each hop between routers

if you can paste the results into this thread i will take a look to see if this is the problem

01-18-2003, 04:54 AM

Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 11 ms 8 ms 13 ms
2 8 ms 7 ms 49 ms
3 65 ms 48 ms 45 ms []
4 9 ms 15 ms 14 ms []
5 25 ms 58 ms 31 ms
6 34 ms 52 ms 66 ms []
7 47 ms 92 ms 29 ms []
8 41 ms 40 ms 68 ms []
9 105 ms 59 ms 41 ms []
10 54 ms 67 ms 126 ms [
11 84 ms 41 ms 47 ms [129.250.
12 110 ms 60 ms 46 ms [129.250.
13 100 ms 55 ms 63 ms [129.250.
14 67 ms 83 ms 86 ms [129.250.
15 88 ms 90 ms 92 ms [
16 164 ms 95 ms 108 ms
17 91 ms 93 ms 96 ms

Trace complete.

01-18-2003, 05:00 AM
ok i don't see any problems there.... that's odd i don't see why the server would be quick for me and slow for you

is it still slow for you right now or was this earlier in the day?

01-18-2003, 06:47 AM
It's fine now.

01-18-2003, 12:17 PM
It becomes slow sometimes, and then suddenly it goes back to normal.
Ive seen many people commenting the same thing...

01-18-2003, 04:04 PM
The same problems happened to me many times during the last few day with AO's day matches. It became incredibly slow and then back to normal.

It's not because of the server cos I on a few other web sites at the same time and the other sites are fast. I use cable so it has nothing to do with any phone line or DSL speed. Also, not many people using cable for internet in my neighbourhood, so it has nothing to do with many people sharing.

01-20-2003, 02:58 PM
It's *really* slow today.

01-21-2003, 03:33 PM
The speed will depend on demand I'm afraid. If a lot of people are trying to use the boards at the sametime, the speed will drop noticably I'm afraid. But ATPworld should very rarely fall to a snails pace!

01-21-2003, 10:48 PM
Well, during the day, it is worse than a snail. It takes me 2 minutes to load a page on a cable modem, and most people have it worse than that.

It's only a recent problem... could there be anything else possibly causing it?

01-22-2003, 01:55 AM
I dont' mean to annoy you but it's *really* bad. All day today it's been slow. Right now it's taking me about 5 minutes to load pages and most people can't even get on the board... it says there are 30 people online here, and over 200 on wtaworld.

Yet here it's sooooo slow. There it's fine. It couldn't be a overuse problem or something :confused:

01-22-2003, 09:41 PM
I'm having the same problem... Just now, it took me ages to load Lleyton's forum and post once and then after that, it returned to normal :confused: But last night, it was absolutely horrible, I couldn't even get on :(

01-22-2003, 10:52 PM
Do you think it could be the ad server?

The board is slow all the time for me now, and when it finally loads I sometimes get 3 pop-ups. I also know some people (like angele above) who can't even get in, and there are never that many people here (like this afternoon, there were only 30).

Chloe le Bopper
01-23-2003, 01:18 AM
I've been having hte problem too - it's fine once something loads, but sometimes it takes a minute for the page to load - and I'm on DSL.

01-23-2003, 07:55 PM
Same problem here. Getting into this bug reporting forum was fine, but I normally post in the Lleyton Hewitt forum and pages take up to a few minutes to load there. Sometimes when I am working on a mac my entire browser gives me the time-out thingy, freezing all other windows until my atpworld page has loaded. If it is something we can do to increase the speed, let us know. Also, for me this is a recent thing.

01-23-2003, 08:49 PM
Now I can't even get into the Luscious Lleyton lounge or a specific thread in that forum. My browser just gets stuck on "Sending request to..." and nothing happens.

I miss my friends :sad:

01-23-2003, 09:49 PM
It shouldn't be a factor, but I've altered the way advertising is served on ATPworld. Let me know if that improves the speed of pages loading for any of you.

Bare in mind some of the changes may take a few hours to come into effect.

01-23-2003, 10:55 PM
whatever you did, you worked your magic touch :) the board is just fine for me now. thanks so much :kiss:

01-24-2003, 02:26 AM
yeah, it seems to work much better now.

01-24-2003, 03:40 AM
The board loads much quicker now :) No big lag getting anywhere :)

01-24-2003, 05:02 AM
Great. :D

01-25-2003, 01:01 AM
Yay, the board is back to normal :D

Thanks Amanda :kiss: