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Gurbak



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:45 pm    Post subject: Youtube speed Reply with quote

Hey guys - Not a hardware question per se, but recently I have been unable to play youtube videos on higher than 360p or 480p without long buffering waits. I can't figure out why since I have a very fast internet connection (turbo roadrunner - the fastest provided) and a new high end computer. In the past I have been able to play videos on youtube at 720p no problem with little or no buffering breaks. It's not an isolated case as it seems to be a constant issue for the past month or so. Maybe it's on youtube's end - summer overload? Was just wondering if anyone else is having this issue.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. On youtube you can go to a test page that shows your average video speed for the past month and mine took a steep dive at the beginning of July. The last 2 weeks in June it was varying between 10 and 18 Mbps, and starting in July it has ranged between 2 and 12 Mbps. Not sure what is going on.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who is your internet provider? Many cable systems provide shared bandwidth to an entire neighborhood. It could be that a new neighbor moved in in early July and is sucking up all your bandwidth.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you run through a router? I was having connection issues till I upgraded to a "F" band. I think it runs all frequencies 802.11 or whatever it is. An Ethernet cord straight to your modem should tell you if that's the problem.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting issue...

step 1: Try connecting your PC directly to the cable modem (or equivalent) and compare speeds.

step 2: http://speedtest.net/

step 3: Try connecting at some odd hour at night, like 3am - 6am, and see if it compares to 7pm - 10pm

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be VERY careful with Step 1. Bypassing your router puts your PC on the outside of your firewall. The life expectancy of an improperly secured Windows PC connected directly to the internet is measured in seconds.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gronk wrote:
Be VERY careful with Step 1. Bypassing your router puts your PC on the outside of your firewall. The life expectancy of an improperly secured Windows PC connected directly to the internet is measured in seconds.


My firewall is on my PC/laptop: Comodo Free Firewall.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gronk wrote:
Be VERY careful with Step 1. Bypassing your router puts your PC on the outside of your firewall. The life expectancy of an improperly secured Windows PC connected directly to the internet is measured in seconds.


Even with a router, I have a firewall on my system...There are some threats that will attack your system directly, and if you have a laptop, and happen to use wifi somewhere....

Yeah...put a firewall on your system...I've had decent luck with Comodo as well...


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