Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am having this bizarre behavior where a bunch of locations I browse to fail to load. They just sit there on the loading spinner while the status bar says "Waiting for" and eventually fail. Reloading several times eventually works, but it's really disruptive.

This problem crops up all over the place. I notice it most often with, but it happens to almost every site, like or It happens in both Chrome and Internet Explorer, so I don't think it's a browser issue. Restarting does not fix it. It also started just recently, and without changing anything as far as I know.

I use Windows 7 connected via ethernet cable to a Verizon FIOS router. Anyone have any ideas?

share|improve this question
At a time when it is failing, try to access the same website by IP, see if there is a difference. Run continuous pings to your primary DNS server and your first hop, see if there are lost packets or spikes in latency when you experience the issue. – MaQleod Sep 22 '11 at 18:35
Can you post a netstat -rn from cmd? – Paul Sep 23 '11 at 6:09
@Paul Sure, – Clueless Sep 23 '11 at 7:39

Do you have any firewall/web filter software running? If so, turn it off and then try to load the sites. Also check the settings on your router, there is a firewall there too. I would also suggest checking your internet connection speed, you can do that by going to, to make sure your not getting any strange drops in your service level. You can also run ping to the site to see if your dropping packets. For a more detailed view of what is happening when you try to connect to the site install Wireshark and start a packet trace, then attempt to go to the site, wireshark will capture everything that takes place between your computer and the web server hosting the site. You can get wireshark for free, just google the name. Hope that helps!

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .