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    Question My Broadband is driving me mad!

    Both my computers have Atheros AR9285 Wireless adapters & Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Ethernet adapters.
    Broadband is VDSL2, down speed 16 to 22 Mbps, up 9 Mbps. Steady.

    The problem is that even simple videos like Utube keep stopping & I have to click on the progress bar to wake it up. Both computers do the same thing, on Wireless and cable. FTP is very good.

    If I disconnect the Broadband and use my Skinny 3G phone as a modem, the same videos play non stop in Chrome & Fire Fox.
    The performance from the phone is better than the VDSL2. This only applies to videos. FTP is very slow on the phone.

    I have done the following:
    1] Increased the buffer size in the Atheros adapter = no difference.
    2] Replaced the INNBOX modem with a Dray Tek = no difference.
    3] Replaced the cable to the wall socket, cleaned the socket = no difference
    4] Messed about with the MTU on Windows & the modem = no difference.

    Anyone got any ideas?

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    Default Re: My Broadband is driving me mad!

    Does it only do that on youtube? How does the videos play on vimeo?
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    Default Re: My Broadband is driving me mad!

    Quote Originally Posted by ronyville View Post
    Does it only do that on youtube? How does the videos play on vimeo?
    Does it on U tube, Vimeo and TV on demand. Even worse on porn sites, but these would be overseas.
    I also updated Flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzee View Post
    Does it on U tube, Vimeo and TV on demand. Even worse on porn sites, but these would be overseas.
    I also updated Flash.
    Buffering on porn? Now that is a serious issue.
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    Default Re: My Broadband is driving me mad!

    What router are you using ? an HG659? what speed and mode is your wifi conected at? is WMM QOS enabled?
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    Default Re: My Broadband is driving me mad!

    Gonna suggest it may well be your ISP. As many are offering more and more "unlimited" plans, we're back to the same issue with ADSL2+ where they oversubscribe their international circuits somewhat horribly. A friend on Vodafone waited 75 minutes just to watch an 11 minute video on an international sports site on Vodafone VDSL2. He came over to my place, whole thing streamed flawlessly.

    Post a link to the video here perhaps and your ISP?
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    Default Re: My Broadband is driving me mad!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chilling_Silence View Post
    Gonna suggest it may well be your ISP. As many are offering more and more "unlimited" plans, we're back to the same issue with ADSL2+ where they oversubscribe their international circuits somewhat horribly. A friend on Vodafone waited 75 minutes just to watch an 11 minute video on an international sports site on Vodafone VDSL2. He came over to my place, whole thing streamed flawlessly.

    Post a link to the video here perhaps and your ISP?
    I think he means the YouTube video - not the porn one..

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    Quote Originally Posted by johcar View Post
    I think he means the YouTube video - not the porn one..
    Errrmm yeah

    Basically, I'd put $5 on it being the ISP.
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    Default Re: My Broadband is driving me mad!

    Just found a interesting site relating to this, http://mashable.com/2014/07/05/youtu...low-buffering/ Where it says Video Quality Report, also on the chart allows you to see other ISP's in your area.
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    Default Re: My Broadband is driving me mad!

    I have the same issue, occasionally youtube is unwatchable due to buffering issues .
    I'd bet its the ISP, although thats something they would NEVER admit to.

    Has anyone figured out how to decipher those youtube quality reports. It only seems to show usage , not freedom from buffering issues (?)
    Last edited by 1101; 16-12-2014 at 10:20 AM.

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