Hi there! I'm new to TechSpot, but I've been having a rather annoying problem with my internet connection recently, so I've come to seek out some help. Here's the scoop: I use Firefox as my web browser. When loading webpages, load times are rediculously long...well, I wouldn't say "rediculous," but longer than I am used to. For example, I have my homepage set to Google.com. When I open Firefox, I see a white screen for about 5 seconds before the Google page appears, and that's a relatively simple page to load. It seems like, when I'm on a site that has forums or something (like this) the pages load a bit faster when I'm staying inside that particular site. I'm very confused because this never used to happen, even when I had already begun using Firefox. Here are my system specs: Computer-Related: Dell Dimension 8250 Pentium 4 2.6 GhZ 512MB RDRAM (PC1066) Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB Graphics Card 160MB HDD Internet-Related: Road Runner High Speed Online Cable Download Speed*: 4542kbps Upload Speed*: 471kbps Transfer Rate*: 567.7kbps *Results provided by the Speakeasy Speed Test. I should also mentioned that I'm connected to a 100Mbps LAN Network with three other computers hooked up to a Linksys router. I'm not sure whether or not my Download speed has anything to do with page loadtime, but I know that, from the results of that test, my download speed is pretty dang high. I've also tried enabling pipelining on Firefox, to no improvement. If someone could help me out or give me suggestions for things I could try, it would be much appreciated. Also, if there's information I haven't included in this post that you think would be helpful to know, please let me know and I'll do my best to retrieve that info. Thanks again for all of your help!