**Resolved** "connection lost", unable to reply or create topic in Chrome



  • “lost connection” unable to reply or create new topic in Chrome. I’m now on Edge and it looks ok but Chrome is my primary browser.



  • nevermind, now I restarted Chrome it seems ok now.


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    I see that message frequently too @ZenNuts. I’ve noticed it on Firefox (pc & mac), and Chrome (pc & android). I think it occurs when there is a bottleneck somewhere (either the browser or pc needs rebooting as you experienced or the site is having very high usage). Usually, refreshing the tab is sufficient, but I’ll restart my browser or reboot my device if everything is running slow on it (not just PWF). I’m glad you were able to get things straightened out. If it reoccurs frequently or becomes more problematic, please report back and let us know.



  • @fivetalents I see it each time computer “wakes up” from sleep. Thought it was due to my slow internet connection.


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    Yeah @my4mainecoons, I think slow is the key word. I think the system gives the error message whenever it detects that things are running too slow to maintain a proper connection, for whatever reason.



  • @fivetalents I just did a speed test. Download speed is 0.85 Mbps. How many times faster would it have to be to be a G speed?
    Upload speed is 0.21 Mbps. Uploading causes gmail to crash 🙃



  • Just as a data point, I have a Gigabit line and consistently get about 278 Mbps down and 235 Mbps up with 2 ms latency, I still see that error from time to time.


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    @my4mainecoons said in **Resolved** “connection lost”, unable to reply or create topic in Chrome:

    @fivetalents I just did a speed test. Download speed is 0.85 Mbps. How many times faster would it have to be to be a G speed?
    Upload speed is 0.21 Mbps. Uploading causes gmail to crash 🙃

    I think someone with more expertise should chime in to address that. I’m not sure what you mean by G speed. Are you talking about Gigabit speed like @mikk1? Since Mbps/Megabits per second is usually measured in whole units (tens, hundreds, even thousands) and you’re talking about a fraction of a unit, from where I’m sitting, you’re in no danger of hitting G speed (assuming “G” refers Gigabits).

    ETA: you need to have 1,000 Megabits to equal 1 Gigabit.



  • @fivetalents yes, as mikk1 mentioned. I meant like phones talk about having 4G. The only danger I’m in is that my speed is so slow that I can’t connect. I have a Nest thermostat but I can’t get it online cuz my internet is too slow. To set it up I connected to my next door neighbor’s network. When I updated from W8 to W10 it took 26 hrs to download then gave me an error message. Ended up borrowing my neighbor’s signal and it downloaded in <15 min.

    My internet service is one of my best FW deals. $14.95 for life. At the time I had dial up… So I’ve had this plan for more than 15 years. I’ve had one rate increase – up to $16.95/mo.

    so 1000 times faster and I’d still be < 1G. can’t imagine things happening that fast…


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    @my4mainecoons And I can’t imagine anyone having speeds as slow as yours. LOL. You’re in a very populated area… you could get much faster (for you, not most people, but still much more function and value) speeds for $20/month… like 15Mbps downloads. The thought of uploading a file making gmail crash or a 15 minute download taking over a day (and still not working) leaves me imagining you doing everything in slow motion (complete with the deep disembodied voice).



  • @fivetalents Populated area? Population of the state is under 600,000. I live in the state capital, population 7500. I drive an hour to work and there’s no cell service for most of the trip. No towers. I read the mailings from folks like Xfinity/comcast (the only cable provider in the region) and there’s no$20/mo plan unless its a limited time offer after which the rate triples.


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    @my4mainecoons said in **Resolved** “connection lost”, unable to reply or create topic in Chrome:

    @fivetalents Populated area? Population of the state is under 600,000. I live in the state capital, population 7500. I drive an hour to work and there’s no cell service for most of the trip. No towers. I read the mailings from folks like Xfinity/comcast (the only cable provider in the region) and there’s no$20/mo plan unless its a limited time offer after which the rate triples.

    Wow! How is your neighbor getting such better speeds then? Paying through the nose? What about using your mobile phone as a hotspot when you need to upload or download files (not just browse)?



  • @fivetalents Neighbor probably pays > $100/mo for phone-cable-internet. I have a flip phone – which I rarely use. $13/mo. I should probably have a Trac Fone since I make less than 1 call/mo.
    🙂


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    @my4mainecoons Now I’m more impressed that you can do the large volume of online AND in-store that you do!



  • @fivetalents Some areas the only way to get high speed internet is by satellite which is very expensive. Our governor wants to get high speed internet available statewide. Since I don’t have dial up maybe what I have is high speed? And just because its available doesn’t mean it will be affordable.

    Most folks I know have smart phones. Even friends living off the grid have faster internet and smart phones. I’m a cheap dinosaur 🦕


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    @my4mainecoons said in **Resolved** “connection lost”, unable to reply or create topic in Chrome:

    maybe what I have is high speed?

    I think maybe what you have is slower than dial-up… and the Pony Express (sorry, I couldn’t resist 😂 ).



  • @fivetalents I had good dial up. Friend visiting from different part of the state had broadband and thought my dial up was better than her broadband. I’m sure she’s got faster internet now-- she spends money more easily than me. 🐴

    I think more people would have what I have if they could but pretty sure my price is grandfathered and my service wouldn’t be available to new subscribers. Same with my $13/mo cell phone plan.


 

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