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Sometimes firefox will get stuck in a loop of "waiting for www.google.com" (replace google with youtube, facebook, OCN, etc) and half of the time when that happens the site fails to load. For example youtube videos don't start loading when it happens, and on OCN I can't post when it happens because for some bizzare reason the scripts that handle clicking buttons are the last thing to load, and if I click the stop button those scripts never get a chance to load. I have to refresh the page until it works, which can sometimes take 5 refreshes.

To give this problem some background, I started having this problem when I got my new router, a rebranded Aztech DSL605EW that I have flashed with the custom RouterTech firmware. I went for a while having this same problem but on a much larger scale, it was completely stopping sites from loading AT ALL. After a while I discovered my router's MTU setting was incorrect - it was set to 1500 and my ISP requires it to be at 1492. Changing that somewhat fixed it, it doesn't happen nearly as often now. I'm not sure what else I can change.

My sister's laptop running Windows 7 and chrome seemed to be unaffected by this (aka I never saw it happen on it, but she did complain about the web being very slow every now and then), even with the incorrect MTU setting on my router. However, my laptop running linux and firefox still has the problem, in fact I'm quite sure it's more of a problem on that laptop than it is on my sig rig.

Are there any other settings I should change?
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What are you using for DNS?
Google's service is notedly more reliable than most ISPs

Also, some home routers are crappy for even doing simplistic DNS relays if your DHCP server is handing out the local gateway as a DNS destination for your LAN.
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yeah, open your IPV4 addressing configuration, And use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as your DNS servers.

The local Comcast DNS here for our area is shoddy at best. In our area we experience these issues across the city and using Google's DNS is a lifesaver for us.
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I didn't have this problem with my old router though, so I don't know why DNS would suddenly be an issue. I'm also a bit hesitant to use different DNSes because of the way my ISP works. Once I run out of international data for the month (10GB) I get 20GB of local, South African hosted internet access only. In other words, I can only access sites where the physical server is in South Africa. That would stop any other DNSes from working at all. I just had a look at my DNS for my LAN connection in ipconfig and it was blank, so I've now got a static IP with DNS servers 196.43.45.190 and 196.43.46.190, which I got from my router's status page.

EDIT: Doesn't seem to have made a difference. I just opened up facebook and it's sitting there "Waiting for fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net" and I can't search for anything, view any messages or my notifications either :/
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OCZ Vector 128GB Seagate 2TB  Seagate 500GB 7200.12 Some LG that works properly 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
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PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CoolerMaster Silent Pro M600 Coolermaster CM690II Advanced Logitech G500s CyberSnipa Something 
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