Gmail & Orkut often give problems on low speed connections. Login to Gmail take ages if you are using low speed connection. Orkut also gives errors and Login Box doesn’t appear sometimes.Here are some tips to access Gmail and Orkut faster on low speed internet connection.
Gmail:If you are using Gmail in standard mode, You can try opening Gmail in standard html mode by using the URL http://mail.google.com/mail/h/
Also you can try http://m.gmail.com to open Gmail Mobile Version.Orkut:
Bookmark this link. It will skip Orkut front page and open additional login page which loads faster than Orkut homepage.