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Old 04-18-2017, 04:26 AM   #1
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Chrome data saver

Found an issue with some RV parks WiFi and the data saver in the Chrome web browser. I thought in a couple of previous parks it was internet hogs or low bandwidth as attempts to open the escapeforum resulted in it partially opening then timing out. I ran into it again at this park. I use project Fi as a provider for my cellphone so I try to use Wifi instead of phone data when possible.
Then I noticed last night I could open anything that was not bookmarked. I tried the usual fix of clearing cache to no avail. As a last resort I turned off data saver and success. Apparently some RV parks block the port goggle uses to compress data which resulted in freezes .
So if you​ are using Chrome on Android and maybe IOS and you cannot open sites that normally work this might be affecting you too.
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:31 AM   #2
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Good to know, thanx....
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:43 AM   #3
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Fixing Chrome Data Saver...

Hi there! I happen to be the person who runs Chrome Data Saver and am surprised to hear this is a problem. This should not be happening and if possible I would like to get your help so we can fix it.

The next time you encounter this, could you do the following?

1) Turn Data Saver on.
2) Try to visit a page that isn't loading for you.
3) Tap on the "three dots" menu in Chrome.
4) Pick "Help and feedback"
5) Tap on "Send feedback"
6) Write something like "This page is not loading with Data Saver at an RV Park"

I realize this is a bit involved! What this will do is send us some information about what the problem is and why pages aren't loading. Hopefully we can fix it.

Thank you!
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:54 AM   #4
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What exactly is Chrome Data Saver. I do use Chrome for my browsing.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:58 AM   #5
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How is that for service? IT person monitoring the forums.....great service
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:09 AM   #6
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What exactly is Chrome Data Saver. I do use Chrome for my browsing.
Jim, it's basically a proxy that compresses data. Instead of going directly to a site, you hit the Google servers, which then compress the data before forwarding it to you. That means you use less data, but the site may not be displayed exactly as when you hit it directly. Things like graphics might be fuzzier for example, because the image has been compressed to reduce the amount of data used.

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Is that another name for a "gateway"
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Is that another name for a "gateway"
Not exactly. Gateway usually refers to the IP address to which all traffic egresses a network.

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How is that for service? IT person monitoring the forums.....great service
I am sure that we would all be quite surprised to find out the identities of all of the people and organizations who are routinely monitoring the things we do or say on the internet.
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Datasaver is a chrome extension- it's not on by default.
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