geth --fast --cache=1024 which was the recommended for faster syncing. It goes up to reach the maximum block once, then goes to the beginning and imports chain segments again. This second process is extremely slow and as it goes up it only gets slower.
I really don't want to delete the blockchain again and re-run the process as it has taken 4 days to get here
number=1259407. I was under the assumption that with fast option this will be done in less than a day. Is there something I'm missing?
Also my real question is, is it possible to connect to a remote blockchain instead of downloading it? (like electrum for BTC), or a feasible way to get an Ether wallet.
Ram: 16GB CPU: Intel Core i7-3720QM @ 2.60 GHz Network: Ethernet @ 36Mb
NOTE (for duplicate query) I have followed all options and instructions on the other questions relating to slow sync but none actually help.