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By lauriegreco ·
I have a T1 connection to the internet and I use IE 5.5 as my browser. I have run into several web pages that I cannot view. The browser will lock and I must do a CTRL ALT DEL to close the browser because it is not responding. After contacting one of the web developers who created one of the pages with which I was having a problem, he told me that his page contained background graphics nested in tables and that was why I was not able to view the page. Since other users can view these pages, is there something I can change on my computer so that I can view background graphics nested in tables (without asking the programmers to re-do their pages!).

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by William Jay In reply to Can't view some web pages

Nested in tables or not, loading and displaying graphics is unlikely to be the real problem, unless you have altered some file associations ...
More likely culprits are: something else running on the local machine at the time; javascript and pagedesign overly complex; iex cache management both memory and disk, or confusion in the local network "profile" settings.

Which operating system, and what starts up at system boot and at iex/oex startups?

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by lauriegreco In reply to Can't view some web pages

Sorry, this doesn't help me. I have no idea what you are suggesting.

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by Gregory Pleau In reply to Can't view some web pages

Try clamping your MTU to 1412. I've seen this improve a whole bunch of connections.
Since I do not know which OS you are running, I cannot give you specific registry entries.

Go to www.cnet.com and look for MTUSpeed program.

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by lauriegreco In reply to Can't view some web pages

I went to cnet.com and there was nothing there that explained how to 'clamp my MTU to 1412'. Sorry, but your answer does not help me.

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by sdbytnar In reply to Can't view some web pages

What are some of the web sites you have problems with? This may help in determining the problem.

Sean

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by lauriegreco In reply to Can't view some web pages

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by Gregory Pleau In reply to Can't view some web pages

Continuing my first answer, I usually use
mtuspeed http://www.mjs.u-net.com/mtuspeed.htm

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Open Regedit
Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Open System
Open CurrentControlSet
Open Services
OPen Class Open Net

For each and every one listed in here
(0000, 0001, 0002)
Open 0000
Add a new string key
Call the key "MaxMTU"
Give it a value of 1412 (or lower)

Reboot

That will clamp it down.
MTUSpeed doesnot always work when there is a dial-up adapter present, so try MTUSpeed FIRST, then the registry hack if that does not work.

Good Luck

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by Mike (from Canada) In reply to Can't view some web pages

yes, switch browsers or downgrade internet explorer. I also have problems using internet explorer myself. Try Netscape or Arachne browser for DOS. You can download Arachne at http://browser.arachne.cz or you can download netscape at http://www.netscape.com. Usually older versions of software work better than newer ones.

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