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Certain Sites hang and don't load to browser on one computer but does on another

I have 3 computers with wireless adapters (a Laptop using internal Linksys, a Dell Optiplex using Netgear USB and a Compact desktop with a D-link slotcard antenna) all on a secure D-Link Router connected to Bellsouth DSL.

The laptop has had no problems going to any websites so far, but the problem I'm having is with the Dell Optiplex that has no problem going to most sites, but there are a few that just hangs and won't download or connect to the site. I've use Internet Explorer and FireFox Browsers and they both hang with the hourglass waiting and waiting with the site screen never connecting. Why would one computer connect to all sites while the other just hangs on a few without giving any error or anything, it just says it's loading but never does! There's more memory and a faster processor on the Dell so I know that's not the problem. What could it be?

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Re: Certain Sites hang and don't load to browser on one...

Now many web sites use flash player for their add content as well as for the menu content. if you have not installed flash player these sites will just show loading but will not load. more over what happens is the site will check whether your sys has the app installed atherwise it will prompt you to install with an yellow information bar. Once you install this the site loads as usual. The problem is when you have a slow internet connection the site is not able to check your sys for prompting you to install the required app. thus the site hangs. Check if you have installed adobe flash player activex 9 player.

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