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Higher Ping Times using Adblock

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Adam

10 Nov, 2013 02:03 PM

I'm noticing that when using Adblock within Chrome, my ping times jump up from around 10 ms to around 17-18 ms using speedtest.net. When I pause Adblock or disable it, it goes back down. Any reason as to why this is happening?

  1. 1 Posted by Kieran on 10 Nov, 2013 02:59 PM

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    AdBlock needs to check for ads on every time it connects to a server to
    download a webpage. This slows you down, but, as you noticed, it's usually
    only about 10ms, and isn't noticeable. Even in a Flash program / game like
    SpeedTest.net, we're checking, because we check for ads on those (e.g.
    YouTube ads)

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