How do I stop mobile sites from redirecting?

November 22, 2016 at 17:22:48
Specs: Windows XP, p3 650
How do I stop mobile sites from redirecting to their normal "heavy" site. I have slow ISP 2K on a good day. P3 win XP. I need to browse light sites. I use FF2.0 and it works excellent but some sites take 15 mins to load a single page. I have "user agent" and spoof I am using a mobile O/S but still get redirected. If you are going to suggest buying a computer or getting high speed you can send you donations to directly to me. ;) Life is for the rich!

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November 23, 2016 at 00:16:16
Some websites do not have a 'lite' mobile version - you never thought of that?

Use a computer, I've put a donation in the post for you.

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November 23, 2016 at 13:54:50
I guess I did not explain myself properly. when I said "light" I meant mobile sites.

the site is

I used to go to from my home computer and I would browse like a cell phone user. I could post ads, read ads and reply. Now when I go to it redirects to

If you look at the source code the "m" site is 1/100 the size of the regular site.

I am looking for a way to appear that I am browsing on a mobile device.

Unless you enjoy the agony of dial-up like me please refrain from nonsense comments

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November 23, 2016 at 18:54:43
CSS stylesheet at kijiji has been changed to thwart your older dodge attempt to appear as a mobile device. You need a new dodge. Or depending on your exact browser perhaps fight fire with fire by using your own local style sheet. Could be javascript too, I didn't see where they have available the mobile site but it was just a moment that I took to look.

Employ kijiji helpdesk with your situation along with your ISP - they may have ready solutions for you.


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November 24, 2016 at 08:23:15

I did contact useless kijiji help and was told to buy a new computer with the latest browser.

It is all about making money and people with old computers apparently don't have money to give them.
And every site nowadays is trying to get all teh personal data they can from visitors.
You should read some terms of use.

Well it looks like technology moves so fast that some get left behind.
Such is life.
Hope the new president brings back all the jobs gone to 3rd worlds.

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November 24, 2016 at 16:40:12
Redirects are usually caused by infections. Make sure you have SP3 installed along with all other Windows Updates & avoid using IE. Firefox 2.0 is old so it's time to upgrade to version 50.0, or try Chrome 49. Use CCleaner to clean up the internet garbage & manage the startup apps, then run Adwcleaner & JRT. What anti-virus are you using? Find a lightweight freebie.

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November 25, 2016 at 03:55:31
Add this freebie program to the list and run it:

(use the "download" button rather than the "buy" button).
Install and Run the program but before running the Scan go to "Settings > Detection and Protection" and put a checkmark in "Scan for rootkits". Quarantine anything it finds.

Note that the anti-Malware programs suggested in #5 and this one have been known to unearth and fix issues that many anti-virus programs have missed.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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November 25, 2016 at 12:05:25
another attempt at clarification:
I am not getting redirected to malicious sites. Just Kijiji, Facebook (do not use but wish to see some peoples pages). redirecting from the "phone" site, with my hardware and dial-up all unnecessary scripts and ads which they do not put on their mobile sites are so heavy that I get a connection error saying "too long to load" and the page goes blank.

If i take my antique laptop to a place with high speed it blazes so fast you would not believe.

When i was able to use the "phone" mobile sites pretending to be a Iphone 3 things were fast and I noticed junk was not loaded to the tiny format screen resolutions.

I have MB and CC and many others. I DO NOT have any undesirable software on my machine. (it is quicker for the .ru guys to snail mail me a virus CD than to download any)

The is issue is not to get new software, the old stuff works fine. (has anyone here tried FF 40+ on a P3 with 192MB of ram?? It is so full of bloat it takes forever to load) I have FF38 I use when I am desperate to reply to an amazing deal (long load time 15 minutes for one page)

Back to the question, I guess there is no way to stop the redirection?

( a brand new machine bougth today would still get redirected)

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December 9, 2016 at 07:44:42

don't know if it will work with dialup


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December 9, 2016 at 16:26:59
thanks, but you are right the page does not load on dial. I will venture to a "cafe" and look at the link there.

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December 10, 2016 at 07:03:49
i mean the OS may not support dial up, not the page. it will use the mobile sites. the sites will think its andriod


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December 10, 2016 at 09:33:03
As i posted above, I have in the past used the "" sites but when I use the same old link it goes to the still available "" site but then redirects to the regular site. So as someone mentioned previously the site is able to determine I am not a mobile device and redirects. I was able before to use "user agent" to disguise myself as a mobile device and therefore view the very liteweight mobile version of the site which made it bearable on dial-up. So what I need to know is what the site uses to determine my device and how to alter that to appear as a mobile device.
(like a recent car story, a man took his older car to a dealership and they told him no one there knew anything about carburetors and everything now is fuel injection. he found someone to fix it and still drives it. so everyone with win10 I appreciate the effort to assist but just because it is not the newest O/S it doesn't mean XP does not a solution and it does not work anymore.)

by the way i have not picked a "best answer" because 2+2=4 and 6,5 or 7 do not qualify as a best answer. A functioning solution will be the best answer.

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December 12, 2016 at 08:33:27
"So what I need to know is what the site uses to determine my device"
it uses the OS to determine the device. The link I provided is android for x86 PC's. You would need to wipe the drive and install the new OS. sites will think you are using android and use the mobile version of the site. It runs good on old computers also. The only problem is it likely does not support dialup.


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