Why So SLOW lar

If you noticed that lately your Facebook loading is really slow and takes hours to upload your favorite picture. Then its not your broadband provider faults. (But you can still call them just for fun hehe). Actually the Japan Earthquake has damaged Japan – US Cable Network (JUCN) and Asia Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2) cable networks linking Malaysia to USA and Hong Kong. Refer TM Announcement .

Frankly, what we are facing rite now (slow internet) is nothing compared to Tsunami and Earthquake victim. So you should be grateful that only internet is slow. Imagine some of them don’t even have food supply,electricity, phone and internet. I read in the news some of them have to sleep in the car until running out of fuel because of no electricity.  So please don’t complain much.

How To Speed Up your Facebook

I know as soon you open your eyes, it will blue icon pop out in your eyes. 24 Hours Facebook rite. So loading is the critical factor. Thanks to Mr LiewCF for this tips. I am using Linux and its work for me.

Here are the instructions for Windows/Linux/Mac OS X users. (HeHeHunter.net has the credit for Windows and Linux instructions)

Windows users:

  1. Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\
  2. Open hosts file with notepad.exe
  3. Add the following: 203.106.85.66 www.facebook.com
  4. Save.
  5. Visit http://www.facebook.com and enjoy the fast speed!

Linux/Ubuntu users:

  1. Go to Application –> Accessories –> Terminal
  2. key in the following: sudo gedit /etc/hosts
  3. Under 127.0.1.1 , input the following:
    203.106.85.66 www.facebook.com
  4. Click Save
  5. Close gedit and terminal.
  6. Visit http://www.facebook.com and enjoy the fast speed!
From My Julia Desktop

Mac OS X users:

  1. Open terminal.app (Application -> Utilities -> Terminal
  2. type: sudo nano /etc/hosts
  3. type your password when prompted
  4. Add this line at the end of file: 203.106.85.66 www.facebook.com
  5. Press Control-O to save the file, press Enter on filename prompt.
  6. Press Control-X to exit the text editor.
  7. (optional) Flush DNS cache with the command: dscacheutil -flushcache
  8. Visit http://www.facebook.com and enjoy the fast speed!

Lastly I will not be held responsible if something wrong with your account. Chrome browser will trigger error on my first attempt to open Facebook account. Its maybe because we are not using unsecure connection HTTPS. But as along as my facebook load faster than you, HTTPS who ? hehehe

According to LiewCF

The information I found out about the IP address [203.106.85.66] is that it is a AkamaiGHost (Akamai’s HTTP Acceleration service), which is designed to serve as a “geographically co-located caching server” for a website. [source]

You are recommended to turn on Facebook secured connection (HTTPS) for additional protection.

Hope these helped.