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Google behaving badly

By AlbertLionheart
Aug 28, 2009
  1. Anyone else having trouble with Google? It is seriously slow and links that it has found often fail to work at all. Bing is just fine!
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    No problems in Arizona, as I have been using it steadily since 1:56 a.m. and it is now nearly 8 a.m.
     
  3. flynne

    flynne TS Rookie

    Having no probs with Google atm in UK
    but whats the difference between Google and Bing?
     
  4. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,026

    It isn't PC specific and a friend in a local town is having the same problem.
    Bing is the new M-soft search engine and is (ssshh Microsoft might be listening) much the same as Google.
     
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Google is the leader, and Bing is Microsoft's attempt to play catch up.
    But I suspect for the purposed AlbertLionHeart's post, they are just being driven from diofferent systems.
    It seems likely that the problem is from the local connection company or server.
     
  6. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,026

    I think you are right raybay - and I'll use Bing until I change back again!
     
  7. flynne

    flynne TS Rookie

    Thanks for the info. I usually use Ggle, and Bing seems to come up randomly - prbly from IE - but I guess its what you get used to.
    I'll give it a go in future...
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +621

    frequently a DNS can be manipulated with all kinds of fall-out :(

    see this post re OpenDNS

    I've set that into my router so all my LAN systems use it in place of the ISP dns :)
     
  9. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,026

    Thanks jobeard - that's not the problem as the issue with Google affects everything. Even looking up my own site or any of the ones I manage will find the reference in Google but the link in the listing refuses to work.
    If I do the same thing with Bing it works perfectly.
     
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +621

    ok, I understand what you have said -- however
    every URL (original click or search or some link in a search result) must be
    resolved into an IP address. This is done by a DNS request -- very time unless it
    is in your DNS Cach. try this
    from an admin account get a command prompt (run->cmd) and enter these commands
    ipconfig /flushdns
    net stop "dns client"
    net start "dns client"
    now rerun your google test
     
  11. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,026

    thanks jobeard - when I tried this I found out that the DNS client service had been disabled so I reset it to automatic and rebooted - google now behaving normally.
    Still doesn't explain why Bing works OK and why a contact in a nearby town was having exactly the same problem! Thanks again
     
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