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Delayed Connection to Internet on Startup

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Fawnfire, Jun 29, 2019.

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  1. Fawnfire

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    My boyfriend's computer is an Alienware PC that's only a few years on. When he starts it up it shows in the lower right hand corner that it is connected to the internet via Ethernet. However, whenever you click on Chrome or an application that uses the internet (League of Legends for example), the browser or application gives him an error message that says the computer is not connected to the internet. Sometimes it takes 5-10 minutes of waiting before the internet actually begins to work despite the computer showing that it is connected to the internet. I game at his house using my laptop, and it connected immediately with no such delay.

    What could be causing the internet delay and how can it be fixed?
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Don't know about League of Legends, but Chrome has it's own domain name resolving function and does not rely on Windows settings. So, even when Windows reports it has internet access, it doesn't mean Chrome can resolve domain names like 'google.com' to an ip address like 8.8.8.8; which is required to surf.
     
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    So he also replaced an ethernet cable, and the internet is loading up faster than before. It's still not as fast as my laptop so we tried clearing Chrome like you suggested. It seems to be working a little bit faster, but it's still not quite as fast as my laptop.
     
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