The following results are based on Speakeasy.net/speedtest. I am connected to the internet via Verizon FIOS.
On one of my laptops (Toshiba Satellite running XP) Firefox downloads 5 to 8 times slower than Chrome (1.5 Mb/s vs 5+ Mb/s). Upload rate on Firefox is faster! My download transfer rate on another (faster) laptop on the same wireless network at the same time, is 20 to 22Mb/s on both Firefox and Chrome. I have tried disabling all addons etc. but nothing seems to help.
Any ideas appreciated.