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Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

Oddly enough, today, almost exactly one month after this started, and it may actually be exactly one month, as I can't remember if it started on the day my bill was generated, or the day my data reset (4th and 5th, respectively), it's much faster.

 

I just opened a new Facebook page and it took about 15 seconds from the time it started opening until the time it finished.  That's it.  

 

I hope it stays this way.   


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Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

  I don't really do Facebook, except I was forced to when my favorite italian meat market moved their weekly ads to facebook.  I haven't noticed any slowdown though.

 

traceroute to facebook.com (157.240.28.35), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 192.168.42.1 (192.168.42.1) 0.303 ms 0.253 ms 0.256 ms
2 100.67.247.73 (100.67.247.73) 0.775 ms 0.855 ms 0.915 ms
3 dpc6935186182.direcpc.com (69.35.186.182) 719.464 ms 939.330 ms 969.190 ms
4 dpc6935188059.direcpc.com (69.35.188.59) 969.174 ms 1144.169 ms 1188.934 ms
5 dpc6935188033.direcpc.com (69.35.188.33) 1188.917 ms 1218.831 ms 1268.711 ms
6 ae13-575.edge3.Denver1.Level3.net (4.28.103.141) 1308.790 ms 626.461 ms 656.346 ms
7 * * *
8 4.14.112.162 (4.14.112.162) 756.203 ms 796.135 ms 856.031 ms
9 po102.psw03.den4.tfbnw.net (157.240.46.207) 616.157 ms po102.psw02.den4.tfbnw.net (157.240.46.157) 656.070 ms 656.069 ms
10 * 173.252.67.167 (173.252.67.167) 765.891 ms 173.252.67.161 (173.252.67.161) 765.912 ms
11 edge-star-mini-shv-01-den4.facebook.com (157.240.28.35) 805.742 ms 825.574 ms 825.582 ms

 

  I don't really understand very much about traceroute,  but it looks to me like I've got more delay than you do.

 

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

@gaines_wright 

 

You've definitely got more delay in the traceroute, but I don't think the issue I'm seeing has anything to do with latency.  And, though it's showing different IP addresses, I think much of ours matched.     

 

But, it turns out that my luck didn't last.  I just tried Facebook again after a couple of hours, and it took 2:36 to finish opening.  One of the longest times I've seen yet.  I just don't get it.  Once I click on the shortcut it takes only about 1.5 - 2 seconds for the Facebook page to start opening, but then takes forever to finish.  Smiley Sad 


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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

Does anyone know the name of that app for Chrome that times how long it takes to get to web pages?  I want to see if that app might help.  I think I discovered it via @BirdDog, but he hasn't been on in a while, so I don't think I can ask him.

 

I'm going to try searching through old replies/pictures that both I and BirdDog have posted.  Maybe I'll get lucky and find it.  

 

Edit:  Found it!  It's called "Page load time".  It figures that the name would be that literal.  LOL.  

 

Also, I found out that if I press CTRL + Shift + C, then choose Network, then type the URL in the address bar and hit enter, it will time it that way.  

 

I'll try the app, but I'll also try the second thing, as the second one breaks down the time for every single element that loads on the page.  


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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

Okay, it may be hard to see on the upper right, but this example took 59.9 seconds.  

 

I've also tried Firefox and Edge, and with all extensions turned off.  It makes no difference. 

 

Web Page Time.jpg


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Assistant Professor

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

Could be that sidebar widget with the games on it.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Professor

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

I just tried that page and it loaded in approximately 20 seconds. 

 

 


@GabeU wrote:

Okay, it may be hard to see on the upper right, but this example took 59.9 seconds.  

 

I've also tried Firefox and Edge, and with all extensions turned off.  It makes no difference.  

 

 


 

Assistant Professor

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?


@maratsade wrote:

I just tried that page and it loaded in approximately 20 seconds.


Same. Betting it's the game widget. I don't have that.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Professor

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

i don't have a FB account, so I don't know what the game widget is... I wonder, though, can it be turned off? Deleted?  

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

I noticed that the gaming widget popped up a while ago.  There's actually two.  An instant games widget, and a "your friends play these games" widget.  After bit of fiddling I finally figured out how to turn them off.  Though I've never played a game on Facebook, I do have a couple of friends that are constantly inviting me to play them, to which I decline (you think they'd get the picture after a while), so I'm wondering if that's why they showed up.  

 

So, now it's on to seeing if it makes any difference.  


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