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RV042 - Windows fast, OS X slow

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by hartmood, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. hartmood

    hartmood Networkin' Nut Member

    Hello,

    in a Dual Wan environment (cable 100mbit, DSL 6mbit static IP) with Load balancing we experience a strange problem, mainly since we upgraded from 32 to 100 mbit on cable.

    Usual websites like cnn.com are displayed on windows machines within 1-2 seconds while it takes up to 20 seconds on OS X machines.

    It does not matter if it is Safari, Chrome or Firefox and this behaviour happens with several macs.

    Has anybody any idea what could be the reason for this?
    Regards,
    Hartmut
     
  2. hartmood

    hartmood Networkin' Nut Member

    Firmware Version: 1.3.12.19-tm
     
  3. hartmood

    hartmood Networkin' Nut Member

    Using AVM Fritzbox at home where everything is working fine. So must be the router?
     
  4. david

    david Networkin' Nut Member

    i'm having the same problem.. im thinking it has to do with macs security settings. But who knows..
     
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    What is the ping times between an windows machine and an any OSX machine? And difference in MTU values?
     
  6. elzix

    elzix Network Guru Member

    As I remember its something with Java on OS X. I ll try to find out.
     
  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Cisco are aware of the issue, however I have been told they want users to contact the Small Business Support Center so they can expedite the root causing this issue.
     
  8. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    It has been found that the Search Domain setting may trigger Mac OS X browser to send invalid domain names (such asbestbuy.com.123.com, and cnn.com.123.com) to DNS Servers, causing the slow page loading. For example, if RV042 has a domain specified as 123.com, Mac OS X may write this domain into its Search Domain.

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    The workaround is to manually clear the Search Domains on Mac OS X.
     
  9. elzix

    elzix Network Guru Member

    Can you share who told you that?:)
     
  10. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Cisco themselves ;)
     
  11. elzix

    elzix Network Guru Member

    Yes, but any specific engineer? I can tell you this, if there is a bug opened, it can take up to year or 2 or never been solved. :D
     
  12. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Yes a specific engineer and not from "1st line support" all cisco stuff has many bugs, you only have to look at IOS known bugs of a switch or router to see that. one of the firmwares for my ASA5505 has 96 fixes in one release! ;)

    As mentioned in one of the previous posts, a workaround for some has been found.
     
  13. elzix

    elzix Network Guru Member

    Lets hope for best:D
     

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