12-21-2011 12:23 PM
has anyone had this problem? When I am browsing the internet sometimes sites stop loading and I have to refresh alot or restart the browser. The blue loading bar seems to reach 3/4 way then stops, it gets annoying for example when I am shopping and then have to restart and add stuff to my shopping basket again or typing in bank details and it stops loading the next page etc.
also when I am watching a flash video sometimes it just stops loading and it is starting to get annoying now because I have to restart the browser and cannot fast forward so I will have to wait.
I don't know if this is a hardware issue with my playbook because I never have this problem when doing the same stuff on my laptop or on another tablet so it isn't my internet. Any suggestions on what I should do to fix this?
12-21-2011 09:05 PM
12-22-2011 05:45 AM
I heard people fixed this problem by clearing the Caches.
swipe down from the top of the screen->select the gear Options->Privacy & Security->scroll down->Clear All
12-22-2011 09:58 AM
12-22-2011 11:39 AM
Here's an idea, go to AppWorld and download the Comic San Browser, it's free. Try it and see if the problem persists. This will eliminate the PB stock browser as the problem. I actually think it's faster than the stock browser. Another thought is your router and internet service, is it set up as a secure site, if not others can get logged on and use IP addresses up so to speak (much less bandwidth). If not then secure the WiFi and then set up a new profile for the WiFi on the PB and try that. Another thing to check is the channel that the WiFi is using, try changing that, sometimes other things in the house such as wireless phone that use the same 2.5 g frequency can interfer with WiFi. I'm sorry I don't have more ideas but mine and my wife's have worked great. In fact yesterday I switched internet services (more speed), since I had and still have static IPs I just changed the IP addresses in the firewall ,plugged everything back in and it worked perfectly. I didn't change a thing on the PB. Last point, turn off WiFi, clear the cache, do a restart and then give it a try.
12-22-2011 01:23 PM
01-08-2012 10:31 AM
I had similar problem. With similar frustrations because WIFI looked ok, cleared cache, etc, etc.
What I eventually found - I had reconfigured my playbook for static IP. And in doing so, I slipped a digit when entering the Primary DNS IP address. When I fixed the problem, immediate return to normal. It appears what I was encountering was the overhead of stumbling to the secondary DNS
Even if this is not applicable to your specific case, maybe it will encourage a close review of your wireless configuration.
01-09-2012 12:03 AM
01-09-2012 04:55 AM
1. If you have an N router, perhaps try switching it to B/G only? I've read there have been problems with N routers.
2. Try switching the channel your router operates on. There are programs that can scan to see what channels nearby routers are operating on. Find, ideally, an empty channel or one that doesn't have many routers on them. It'll be a number between 0-15.