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angelmb Jun 7, 2013 04:24 PM
Initial Page Load Delay
I am currently trying to determine why there is a long initial delay when loading any website no matter the browser I use on my Mac Pro (10.7.5), which is connected to the 3G router by Ethernet.

Any other Mac on the same network doesn't show this behavior, be it a PowerPC Mac or an intel Mac. Even my old iPhone 3GS is faster than the Mac Pro at loading websites, at least the 1st hit, hereafter loading times on the Mac Pro are rather fast.

I've tried to flush the DNS cache, to use a different set of DNS as suggested by namebench, I've tried to rely on Wi-Fi instead of Ethernet… but even so, there is this 20 seconds initial page load delay you can't help but notice which becomes annoying to say the least.

Suggestion are most likely welcome.

TIA
 
mduell Jun 7, 2013 07:38 PM
Have you tried using web developer tools to profile the page loading?
 
angelmb Jun 8, 2013 02:15 AM
It would be great if you could point me in the direction of such a thing. Albeit it is particularly unattractive for me to get into such approach cause I have zero clue on how to approach it.

I found sites like Pingdom but it seems aimed to test your own websites which I have zero.
 
angelmb Jun 8, 2013 04:44 AM
I think I have found the culprit. This Firefox extension, Media Hint I use to get access to HULU. Once it's been disabled, load times are back to normal. I don't know why it should interfere with another browsers, though.
 
ghporter Jun 9, 2013 08:33 AM
It's probably scanning the page you're trying to load for links to media. Since turning it off restored your expected load speeds, you've obviously found the primary cause; I'd leave it off unless you're trying to get Hulu media. The exact mechanism really isn't important to us, but I'd let the developer know you're having this issue.
 
Waragainstsleep Jun 15, 2013 04:02 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by angelmb (Post 4233962)
I think I have found the culprit. This Firefox extension, Media Hint I use to get access to HULU. Once it's been disabled, load times are back to normal. I don't know why it should interfere with another browsers, though.
Thats a nifty add-on. Hadn't stumbled across that before. Does it work on any other US streaming services?
 
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