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Master Geek

#39196 10-Aug-2009 23:00
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Has any one else noticed really slow google maps via slingshot?

Google maps was ok at lunchime at work (via orcon) but was really slow at home via slingshot.

Is it the Slingshot proxy again?  All other sites are ok

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  #245066 11-Aug-2009 08:41
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Yeah I find the Google Maps API is sometimes timing out when I connect to my site which runs the API.

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  #245070 11-Aug-2009 08:46
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off topic a bit I know but Google maps has been quite slow lately on my Windows Mobile via Vodafone 2G, I am not sure if this is due to Vodafone or other factors.


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  #245233 11-Aug-2009 15:41
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Yep - google maps is going slow on our 10Mb feed as well. Thought it was just firefox 3.5 originally (or are you all also running ff3.5?)


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  #245259 11-Aug-2009 16:24
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No. Just tried it in chrome and it is still loading while I am typing this. It was ok at work via Orcon. Strange.
The real problem is the maps on and a wife who needs to know where the new caches are NOW....

Chrome now says "This webpage is not available"

There is no https option for to bypass the Slingshot proxy


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Master Geek

  #245349 11-Aug-2009 19:58
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Ok some more testing. 
I have connected to a PC at work via VPN and remote desktop and used that PC to connect to google maps. Work PC is via ORCON and returned 21Mbits/sec Using IE it came up quickly and was usable. Facebook at home via slingshot is also unusable. Slingshot returned 7MBits/sec 

I still don't believe it's the raw line speed it the issue.


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Master Geek

  #247850 17-Aug-2009 19:22
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Fixed It......

I was using OpenDNS to provide some level of content filter / domain blocking. Switched back to Slingshot DNS and sites are back to full speed.

Something to do with the cache still I guess

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