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I'm in a new work environment and I've encountered the most aggravating issue in my existence. Just about every other page doesn't actually load. It's driving me crazy! Everyone in a while, it simply won't load any pages, however, all of my other applications still work (I can talk on Skype, play multiplayer games, etc.). It's a wifi connection (no choice).

If it means anything to any of you, if I disable my wifi adapter and then re-enable it, everything will work fine for a few minutes. Also, I have to enter my unique credentials upon connecting initially and there is a proxy logging our history and such.

Is there a solution for this problem? Obviously I don't have access to the actual network to make any changes. Is this problem identifiable?

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I'd blame the proxy. Perhaps the dropped requests are blocked websites? –  Darth Android Sep 20 '12 at 19:30
    
@DarthAndroid :: Not everything is blocked. It will often drop a request and upon refreshing load the page. –  Xan Sep 20 '12 at 19:31
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My next guess is the proxy is overloaded; As far as you've told us, it's the only thing that is different for HTTP connections over other types of connections. –  Darth Android Sep 20 '12 at 19:32
    
I agree that this is probably the proxy. I've personally implemented HTTP proxy software, and I've encountered similar situations due to bugs in my own code. I can see how a shoddy proxy software (poorly tested, old version, in-house, or something like that) would exhibit this type of problem. If you can play games on ports other than 80, is there a reason you can't just bypass the proxy by connecting to a TCP VPN on a remote server on a port other than 80, and tunnel your HTTP through that? Seems like an awfully weird network architecture to allow non-80 and have a forced HTTP proxy... –  allquixotic Sep 20 '12 at 20:59

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