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High number of "The connection has timed out" errors. Where do I set the time out period (variable and file name) - windows 7

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I usually use a wireless network at home and have very few time out problems with Firefox.

I am travelling and using Optus Wireless broadband where the average ping to a site is 700+ms .

I suspect that this is the cause of the high number of timeouts I am experiencing.

Optus say there are no problems so I think I will have to set the timeout to a longer period.

Please advise what variable name/s (and in which file) the timeout is set for LOADING PAGES.

Thanks in anticipation.

Greg Atkinson.

By the way the same is happening in IE8

and on many sites other than the Yahoo one below.


==========Full Error Page ========

URL is http://au.mg4.mail.yahoo.com/dc/launch?.gx=1&.rand=81jkv757qfdqt

=============================

The connection has timed out

The server at au.mg4.mail.yahoo.com is taking too long to respond.

   *   The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few  moments.
   *   If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network   connection.
   *   If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure  that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
I usually use a wireless network at home and have very few time out problems with Firefox. I am travelling and using Optus Wireless broadband where the average ping to a site is 700+ms . I suspect that this is the cause of the high number of timeouts I am experiencing. Optus say there are no problems so I think I will have to set the timeout to a longer period. Please advise what variable name/s (and in which file) the timeout is set for LOADING PAGES. Thanks in anticipation. Greg Atkinson. By the way the same is happening in IE8 and on many sites other than the Yahoo one below. ================Full Error Page ============== URL is http://au.mg4.mail.yahoo.com/dc/launch?.gx=1&.rand=81jkv757qfdqt ========================================= The connection has timed out The server at au.mg4.mail.yahoo.com is taking too long to respond. * The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments. * If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection. * If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

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Having the same problem 4 out of 5 times I try to navigate to a new site I get the error "connection has timed out".

My I phone works fine on the same wireless connection so it must be something to do with the computer. The problem occurs on IE, firefox, and google chrome.

I too would like to know how to how to either fix this problem or failing that to extend the length of time before the connection times out (which is currently only about 5 seconds).

Please help!

Thanks in advance